Official photo of Florida Governor Charlie Crist (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The governor’s race in Florida in 2014 will pit former GOP governor Charlie Crist, now running as a Democrat, against current GOP governor Rick Scott. Since the GOP supported Crist when he was governor, they will be forced to reverse themselves now to attack him. They plan to run a Mitt Romney style campaign, one not limited by facts. In other words, the Scott campaign will lie a lot.
English: Governor Mitt Romney of MA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Mitt Romney has vowed to restore the US economy by building new homes, for himself. Just a short distance downslope from his new Park City home, Mitt has filed building plans for a new 5900 square foot home in the Salt Lake City suburb of Holladay. Located only 29 miles from the home of Senator Mike Lee, or 20 miles as the vulture capitalist flies, the home will boast a secret room which Mitt will probably configure as a safe room to escape roving mobs with pitchforks. Good job, Mitt. Keep up the good work.
English: Karl Rove Assistant to the President, Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Stalin said, “The people who cast the votes don’t decide an election, the people who count the votes do.”
If the GOP are willing to steal an election before votes are cast by restricting who can vote, they certainly are willing to steal an election after the votes are cast. In the last election, the companies supplying the voting machines were run by “friends of Mitt.” In Ohio, Karl Rove was certainly expecting that Mitt would carry the state. When it didn’t happen, he had his famous 20-minute meltdown on FOX. Rumour has it that Rove‘s plans were foiled by hackers supportive of President Obama. In any case, for our form of government to continue, we must ensure a fair and accurate count of the votes.
English: Scott Brown, Republican U.S. Senator representing Massachusetts, at a U.S. Senate campaign event on December 31, 2009, in Plymouth Massachusetts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It’s too early to predict the race, but there is a rule of thumb that is often applicable; voters in a presidential election prefer the candidate with the shorter last name. This rule of thumb may be affected by the state of the economy, but has worked well in many elections. Bush (four letters) versus Gore (four letters) was a virtual tie. Bush (4) defeated Kerry (5). Obama (5) defeated both McCain (6) and Romney (6).
In 2016, Clinton (7) will defeat Christie (8) if nominated. Former Senator Scott Brown (5) would do well against Clinton (7) if he enters the race and manages to secure the nomination. Cruz (4), Paul (4) and Rubio (5) might do well, but none of them will be nominated.
English: Depiction of the House vote on H.R. 3590 (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) on March 21, 2010, by congressional district. Democratic yea Democratic nay Republican nay No representative seated (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
John Boehner is refusing to attempt to defund Obamacare. Some on the Right are now saying that Obamacare should be re-named Boehnercare. Instead of trading barbs, both John Boehner and Mitt Romney, the author of Romneycare on which Obamacare is modelled, should be proclaiming what good the Affordable Care act is going to do for millions of Americans and for our nation. Instead both men are too craven, fearing the noise machine of the far right. Rather they would support a one page healthcare bill acceptable to Mike Lee and others that with the usual header and footer would fit easily on one page. The proposed GOP healthcare bill would be worded like this: “Don’t get sick. If you do, die quickly.”