I was writing a response to a post on the Red State website and realized I haven’t written anything here about our Florida Governor’s race! I hope the response get’s across my strong opposition to this carpetbagger Scott:
Rick Scott is a mess. Scott moves to Florida a few years ago and has never been involved in politics, except as a lobbyist, he botched his own business and was thrown out by his own board, and apparently has yet to visit much of our great state to even know where he is. Considering he has only gotten to where he is by buying his way into everything, I have to question how he can be a successful politician. Business and public service are entirely different and can not be handled the same. I’d like to see this guy start smaller with a county commission seat first and see how he performs before putting him in charge of a state he doesn’t even understand.
Everytime I hear this guy talk, I realize that his talk could be for any state in the country. He never addresses specific Florida issues. From everything I can find out about the guy, he, much like Obama, is only JUST NOW visiting the state during campaign tours. Look at what a great understanding Obama has of the U.S. Out state is very, very different from Pensacola to Fort Jefferson. The people are different and the politics are different. If you don’t know how to navigate those narrow shoals, your boat is doomed. Ask any state-wide politician, real estate folks, tourism people or just travelers that traverse the state. It ain’t the same. You have to know it. Rick Scott does not.
I was supporting McCollum before all this Scott mess. I’ve been a fan of McCollum since he got in office. Anytime I’ve heard someone say there is not an honest politician anywhere, I point to McCollum. He has had a squeaky clean career… and he sure knows Florida. He’s been here all his life and traveled it extensively. He’s been a solid conservative with a slew of accomplishments.
Let’s let Scott take a smaller political position, if he truly wants to be a public servant, and see if he can handle it. In the meantime, let’s get a knowledgeable, successful public servant as Bill McCollum to be our next great Governor.