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Context Florida: Will Scott bash Obama to win re-election in 2014?

November 11, 2013

My latest column for the political website Context Florida:

People have tired of the Tea Party’s constant haranguing about Obama, its unwillingness to listen and play well with others and its policies that appear to be anti-women, anti-minority and anti-immigration.

Most Floridians are weary of hating government and they aren’t afraid of a black man in the White House. Talk of birth certificates, radical Islam and food-stamp abusers no longer gain much traction.

Scott would do better to focus on his record and abandon the “Obama is a bogeyman” strategy.

Read the full op-ed here.

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  • Claire Hogan November 12, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Obama isn’t running for governor of Florida. Scott needs to focus on himself, warts and all.

  • A different Rick November 11, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Wow L Laird. Referring to veterans as “military welfare folks” on the very day set aside to honor them. Your true character is on display.

  • Sad State November 11, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Those in the Panhandle will continue to hate the government even though most of them receive government benefits — military retirement, military health care, Medicare, Medicaid, etc. They will vote against their own best interests because they hate our President.

  • L.Laird November 11, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Tri-care health insurance(another government program) should be terminated, and shifted into Obama Care..Results…we would not be hearing from all the local military retired welfare folks who say(we do not want government run health insurance)..They would be the first to sign up, even most of the tea party folks, whom are mostly military welfare folks to begin with….

  • Ames November 11, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Scott will do most anything to prevent light from being cast on his own record.

  • Moose November 11, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Maybe Crist could start by sending out emails to all of the people who signed up for health insurance this month and ask them for their support. They’ll be teeming with enthusiasm about the latest gem from the progressive movement and will be eager to elect someone like himself who is interested in expanding that success into other facets of our government.

  • L.Laird November 11, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Anti- President Obama is still alive and well in the Panhandle. Scott will use this Confederate Hate mentality to its fullest out here in the back woods of lower Alabama. How well will it do, will depend on if moderate republicans, independents & Democrats will be willing to come to the aide of Mr. Crist and confront the haters. Almost all of the local electorate are republicans, and are supporters of the local crazy tea party, and they will NOT stand up against them. Mr. Crist needs to forget trying to gather support from the hard core republicans, and focus his campaign on getting support and getting out voters in the moderate white, progressive voters, and in the various African-American districts, communities.

  • Richard L Walker November 11, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    As long as “hate government” nets you about 50% of the voters it will continue. “Hate government” includes supporting known lies for the “higher good(?)”