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  •  On the other hand, thank Charlie for giving us (0+ / 0-)

    Rubio. Had Crist not run as an independent for US Senate and splitting the Democratic votes, Rubio would be home fighting corruption charges from his time in FL Senate. It also affected the governor's race.

    results: Rubio 48.9%     Crist 29.7%     Meek 20.2%

    ballot initiatives - I don't think medical cannabis will make it to the ballot despite making sense. A lot of money & BS will be thrown up against it.

    It also doubtful for the Water and Land Legacy too altho it would likely be approved by the necessary 60%.
    "The amendment sets aside one-third of the existing documentary stamp tax (paid when real estate is sold) to restore the Everglades, protect drinking water sources, and fund the state projects to protect natural lands and wildlife habitat through the Florida Forever program."

    both initiatives need 683,149 valid signatures, which is 8% of all registered voters who cast ballots in the last general election. I think both are about halfway...

    "You are what you write, not what you look like."

    by PHScott on Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 05:50:28 AM PDT

    •  I don't think so... (2+ / 0-)
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      Vetwife, Lawrence

      For Crist to be culpable for Rubio's win you have to make a couple of very unrealistic assumptions... You would have assume that almost 100% of Crist voters a) still would have voted and b) they would have voted for Meeks.

      That's just not realistic.

      •  The odds for both Meeks and Sink would have been (0+ / 0-)

        a lot better without Charlie mucking it all up.

        "You are what you write, not what you look like."

        by PHScott on Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 08:46:12 AM PDT

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        •  What? (0+ / 0-)

          So Rubio gets almost 50% of he vote but somehow, magically Crist screws it all up by running?

          Please... if Crist doesn't run Rubio gets more than fifty percent. That's clear. And Crist isn't responsible for Sink's loss; if anything he got more Sink voters to the polls than would have otherwise been the case.

          No scape goats for me, thank you very much.

          And by the way, I am a noob, but I've been lurking long enough to know that Vetwife is the real deal. I trust her judgement and espescially her values. She is an advocate for the vulnerable members of society. Plus she knows what's what. I advise everyone to take her seriously.

          •  guess you were not around FL for that election (0+ / 0-)

            to get a sense of how it went down when Charlie sucked all the energy out. That applied to my FL-02 even.

            "You are what you write, not what you look like."

            by PHScott on Mon Oct 28, 2013 at 05:10:41 AM PDT

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