Upcoming November 2014 Gubernatorial elections in Florida (the Twilight Zone of voting) are pitting two guys who if it was not for politics would be either in jail or flipping burgers at Mc Donald’s .
It is amazing that once again the old adage “the lesser of two evils” will play into this election.
Current governor Rick Scott has lately turned into Mr.Dole-out with funding for programs he and the legislature have defunded before. All of a sudden he is reducing tuition for certain college students. Adding some token funding for some social services. This is after gutting the budgets for these services, so it’s hypocritical to take credit for funding these projects on his current TV commercials when you cut the funding in the first place.He has weakened water protection for the Everglades, has refused $2.3 Billion in federal funding for a rapid rail project due to his ties to the Bush family ( see Texas Rangers ownership 1990’s), has refused Obamacare putting thousands of Floridians health at risk. Florida’s current health ranking is 33rd. It has steadily gone down since 2005 and even faster since Scott became governor.
This is also the man who pleaded the fifth 75 times and could not identify his own signature at the Medicare fraud trial of Columbia/HCA which he was the CEO of.
He was the co founder of Solantic, a company that was sued for hiring discrimination for not hiring elderly or obese candidates. The suit was settled out of court. Sadly this info was all known BEFORE he ran for office and still got elected. I know, voters of Florida have either been lobotomized or they are just marking blindly.
The other evil is Charlie Crist (original family name : Christodoulos) who if he had a travel sticker for every office he has run for he would fill one side of his suitcase. This is a guy who was a Republican, who changed to Independent when it suited him then switched to Democrat to run this time. I predict if he loses this race he will change to Libertarian or even bring back the Whig party. This guy changes his mind more than someone who is bipolar.
But Charlie has lost more offices than he has gained. he lost to Senator Bob Graham in 1998. He lost a Republican nomination Senate race to Marco Rubio in 2010. Then switched to Independent and lost to Rubio again in the general election.
He has flipped flopped on abortion, oil drilling off Florida’s coast and same sex marriages, been against em’, been for em’. Guess best to look on his website for updates. Maybe they should have a timer or update on his website to see how he feels on that day.
Charlie’s take on abortions today is…………………………….*
Same sex marriage is…………………………………………………*
Oil drilling is…………………………………………………………….*
*subject to change by tomorrow.
On the good Charlie is an environmental advocate, has endorsed and supported autism disorder coverage, expanded insurance coverage for low income families while Governor. Supported increased regulations of insurance companies doing business in Florida.
Ironically the best person running for Governor of Florida was Nan Rich who had a clean slate, good record of public service, seems like a decent lady and of course got trounced in the Democratic primary race by Charlie.