Governor’s race is political theater


Re the Jan. 31 story New poll on Florida governor's race: Charlie Crist 46%, Rick Scott 38%: It was enlightening to read that Scott’s backers have a plan for reelection: “the improving economy and ... an aggressively negative campaign against Crist.”

Thanks for the heads-up so I can practice zipping through the ads when they start in May. It’s a shame that these are the choices: Crist, who like a well-oiled weathervane, shifts with every change of the political wind, or Scott, who has spent three years chopping state programs and services just to be able to give it all back in time for reelection.

I’m no longer surprised, since the first rule of politics seems to be “learn to be more self-serving.” Don’t worry about the citizens, just make sure you have lots of backers with deep pockets and a few good PACs to fill in the rest.

I’m sure that if Crist gets back in, he’ll take a poll and then make his policy decisions, and if Scott is reelected, the improved economy will have been miscalculated and the ax will return in January.

Politics in Florida — never fun, but always entertaining!

Charles Peters, Perrine

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