In a new Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9 poll, 50 percent of voters disapproved of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s job performance, with another 38 percent approving, and 12 percent not sure. The poll isn’t surprising, considering Scott has polled horribly ever since he first took office, and rejected $2.4 billion dollars in federal money to build a high-speed rail line running from Orlando to Tampa.
The fact is Scott is not a leader. He is a Republican pawn and he represents exactly what you get when you elect a rich person to lead you: weakness. There was not a single person in Florida who was against the high-speed rail, definitely not any of the business owners Scott’s party, the GOP, claims to represent. Yet that didn’t stop him from rejecting the job-creating, high-speed infrastructure project, in an attempt to receive political notoriety on the right, but the ploy failed and it really just made Scott look like a Republican errand boy, which is a mistake he will pay for dearly in the upcoming 2014 Florida Gubernatorial election.
Rick Scott was a mistake that Florida will not soon forget, and his poor performance has all but guaranteed Democrat Alex Sink her chance to run the Governor’s Mansion in 2014. Previously in 2010, Scott outspent Sink by millions of dollars but was only able to squeak out a narrow victory of 1.2 percentage points, or about 60,000 votes. Now Floridians everywhere are paying the price for allowing themselves to be bought by Scott’s right-wing marketing team, and I highly doubt they will make the same mistake twice. Rick Scott in 2014, absolutely not! [Miami Herald]