Governor Crist or Dictator Scott

Mr. Crist is a 57-year-old white man raise in the deep south. He is not a life long supporter of gay marriage, I know shocking. Neither the country as a whole nor the state of Florida are life long supporters of gay marriage. Times and attitudes change. By coming out in favor of gay rights earlier this year Mr. Crist has shown the courage of personal growth and the ability to adapt to changing times. He has naturally been criticized by those who are unable or unwilling to do so.

Medical Marijuana has the support of 87% of Floridians. As the top elected public servant in the state of Florida What is Governor Scotts reaction to the will of nearly 90% of the people in his state? To oppose their wishes.

Just these two issues easily contrast the candidates and their parties.

Governor Scott does not and has never acted as a public servant who is interested in the will of the people or the greater good. He has always been more of an arrogant CEO who dictated his will upon the people for the benefit of the few.

Once liberated from the ideological purity of the GOP Mr. Crist is showing himself to be the pragmatist he truly is. He would see himself as a governor to serve the will of the people not dictate to them.

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Charlie Crist the next Governor of Florida

467298197-1787 Charlie Crist the once and future governor of Florida has shown himself to be a common sense pragmatist early in this years race. A refreshing tactic in this age of ideologues which has earned Mr. Crist a 10 point lead in the early polls.

Mr. Crist recently came out in favor of extending health coverage to nearly 1 million of the poor in Florida. Governor Scott has a different approach, he wishes to drug test the poor before feeding them. Voters will have a clear choice come November.

Former governor Crist has also announced his support for the medical marijuana amendment in Florida forcing governor Scott into the uncomfortable position of opposing an amendment favored by 87% of the voters overall and 70% of his own party.

Charlie Crist’s call for an end to the outdated and vindictive Cuban embargo was a bold move. It once again showed Mr. Crist to be a middle of the road pragmatist who listens to the voice of the people and not some ideologue who follows his own little cult no matter what.

Republicans make more Democrats by default

Listening to the rumblings in the conservative outback concerning immigration and asking myself if the Democratic party actually spends money on recruiting or just waits. Just waits for Republicans to send them the Hispanic vote. Just waits for Republicans to send them all people of color. Just waits for Republicans to send them the gay/lesbians vote. Just wait for Republicans to send them the women’s vote. etc.

People may not know much about politics but a lot of them do know they are not welcomed by todays Republican party. They become Democrats by default.