Wednesday, August 30, 2006

My Question for the Florida GOP Voters

At this point everyone thinks Katherine Harris is a lost cause. Her latest polls numbers are above 0%, but only slightly. And she is clearly off her rocker -- she goes through campaign staff like socks, she lies about investing her own money in her campaign and makes crazy statement offending Jewish voters.

My question is why not vote another candidate? There are three other candidates running, Will McBride, an Orlando-area attorney, retired Navy admiral LeRoy Collins Jr. and Safety Harbor developer Peter Monroe. None of them would be better?

Look, none of those three are likely to beat Sen. Nelson, but Harris isn't either. And she is an embarrassment.

The primary is next Tuesday and it is too late for the establishment to rally behind someone else, but let me urge all Florida GOP voters to vote for someone else. And this is against my partisan interests, because I think that any of those three nobodies would have a better shot than Harris, but voters in Florida shouldn't vote for her just because she is the only name they recognize.

Not long ago, the voters of Georgia (both Dem and Repub) reaffirmed my faith in the wisdom of the electorate by turning away Rep. McKinney and Ralph Reed. Here is hoping that their neighbors to the south are as smart.