Florida 2014

Official photo of Florida Governor Charlie Crist

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.


Governor of New Jersey at a town hall in Hills...

Governor of New Jersey at a town hall in Hillsborough, NJ 3/2/11 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is not about the anti-Obama propaganda film which I intended to see but did not. I read the book instead. This post is my very early suggestion about who the nominees might be in 2016. It would be ironic if the two major party nominees were the governors of New York and New Jersey, whose states were most affected by hurricane Sandy. Andrew Cuomo for the Democrats and Chris Christie for the GOP. They would be judged, in part, on how well they responded to the hurricane and its aftermath. True leaders rise to the challenge as Rudy Guiliani did after 9-11. It is difficult to tell at this distance, but from here in Utah it appears that Mayor Michael Bloomberg is not meeting the challenge of a devastated Staten Island.

As an aside, I would like to say that Chris Christie, favored by the GOP in 2012, may be opposed by some in the GOP in 2016 for his praise of President Obama. It is a shame that Republicans are punished like Charlie Crist of Florida for speaking the truth.