CREATED Jun. 15, 2013 - UPDATED: Jun. 15, 2013
NAPLES, Fla. - Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist visited Governor Rick Scott's hometown of Naples to speak to the Democratic Women's Club of Collier County.
He is so charismatic," Elaine Vaccaro, President of the club, said. "He gets everyone so excited and motivated so we are really happy to see him."
Crist posed for photos, met with voters and answered questions. Voters wanted to know, will he run for governor in 2014?
"I don't know, I just don't know in all fairness," Crist told the crowd.
No matter what Crist decides, the Collier County Democratic mission is clear.
"We really want to get rid of Rick Scott and I think he is somebody who can do that," Vaccaro said.
Crist didn't mention Scott's name in his speech, only referring to him as "the new guy." Instead, he spoke about his views on topics from education to Medicaid, and his decision to switch parties in 2011.
"I couldn't be more comfortable to be honest with you," Crist said. "I have had friends all my life tell me Charlie, you're really a Democrat and you just didn't know it."
Even though his switch has caused daily criticism from Republicans, Crist stated he is dealing with fine. He said, "I think they are realizing it's great to have a brain and it's even better to use it and as all of us get older in life, we all accumulate more wisdom and I feel more wise than I did before."
Naples voters are no wiser today about Crist's future plans, but he did leave them with some hopeful thoughts. He told voters "I think we are going to have a very bright future together and I look forward to it."