Thursday, April 21, 2011

In Response to Ben Kirby on Rick Scott

Benjamin Kirby asked me if Rick Scott could win a second term as governor. The answer is yes.

I do not share Peter Schorsch's view that Dave Aronberg is a political star. Aronberg ran a shitty campaign against Dan Gelber and lost the primary. Any guy who aligns himself with Jeff Greene should be laughed out of all serious conversations for statewide office. I cite Aronberg to show how weak the Florida Democratic Party bench is. The party spent time grooming Alex Sink and she lost to Scott.

Scott's real motivation is to become president. Scott's attacks on President Obama and appearances on Fox News are setting the stage for a 2016 run. Serving as governor gives him the resume. That is why Scott doesn't care if he alienates everyone. I don't think Scott has the political skills to get elected president. Scott's ego will blind him to his fear or answering questions and lack of charisma.

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