Who Here Regrets Endorsing Rick Scott?


[N]o one has yet been able to answer WHY we should choose Rick Scott over Bill McCollum. Just because Rick Scott has never been in elected office, does not make him more of a good guy over McCollum. I mean, just look at Jesse Ventura’s tenure as Governor of Minnesota. The people hated him when he left office and he couldn’t run for a second term, even if he wanted to. Do not get me started on Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Again, I’m going with the proven leader over the unknown.

I still have no computer, but I’m currenting fighting against the clock right now to say I told you so.

Look, there is a time and place for unknowns. It’s called the US Congress. Or one of the state’s legislature. Even local office. Well, I told you so:

Doug Guetzloe, a conservative activist who has long fought SunRail, bashed Scott for “a fatal political error.” He noted that very conservative voters are responsible for what remains of Scott’s approval rating, which hovers around 30 percent in several polls.

“I think he just lost half of that, and I think he will now become the most unpopular sitting governor in the history of the state of Florida,” Guetzloe said.

Sen. Paula Dockery, a moderate Republican from Lakeland who was sympathetic to Scott in the primary, was also sharply critical of the move. Dockery has helped lead the charge against SunRail, saying the ridership projections don’t justify the state’s investment in the project.

“This morning, Governor Scott had his Secretary of Transportation announce that he will betray the trust of the conservative electorate who put him in office by moving forward with the least cost-efficient commuter rail project in the nation,” Dockery said in a blistering statement issued by her office. “This decision has completed the governor’s transformation from businessman to political insider.”

Scott also drew charges of hypocrisy from supporters of a high-speed rail line from Tampa to Orlando, a project backed largely with federal money that he canceled earlier this year.

“Governor Scott used all the right arguments to green light the wrong rail project,” said Sen. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa.

I warned you. I warned you all that this might happen. We could have had a proven conservative governor, but no, we had to go with the “outside business man who has held no public executive office before.” Take out “business” and you have Barack Hussein Obama in a nutshell.

Rick Scott will now become our Jesse Ventura and, if we are unlucky enough, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Let’s just hope there is no sex scandale waiting in the wings.

Come, I will hide nothing from you. I did not vote for Rick Scott. I voted for Jennifer Carroll and I’ll stick to that story, and it’s the truth.

So, there you have it. Love me, hate me, take it, or leave it. Like Rush Limbaugh, I do not jump on the bandwagon. I am not a trend setter. And I call it like I see it. I will continue to do so in the future. If I agree with you, then we have an accord. If I don’t agree with you, then I will have a darn good reason for it and will explain my stance.