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Old 10-16-2014, 02:54 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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IMO, both candidates are an embarrassment and they should save valuable airtime by canceling the future debates and air that channel signal they used at 3:00am, back in the 1970's instead. What anyone sees in either of these two at this point in time is beyond me. The lesser of two evils theory doesn't even apply this time.
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Old 10-16-2014, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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IMO, both candidates are an embarrassment and they should save valuable airtime by canceling the future debates and air that channel signal they used at 3:00am, back in the 1970's instead. What anyone sees in either of these two at this point in time is beyond me. The lesser of two evils theory doesn't even apply this time.
Well, vote for the third guy then. Or don't vote at all.
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Old 10-16-2014, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch, FL
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Like these core beliefs?

Rick Scott 'oversaw the largest Medicare fraud in the nation

The hypocrisy of Scott never ceases to be amazing. How people support this guy in any category is equally amazing and a little sad.
Not talking about that and I'm sure you know that. I'm not a fan of the guy's but he believes in fiscal responsibility more than he believes in giving people what they want and find that a good thing. I wish we had few hundred more of them in Washington. I don't have to like Scott to know he's a better chief executive for the state than Crist.
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Old 10-16-2014, 03:36 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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Well, vote for the third guy then. Or don't vote at all.
I was considering the third guy......until I learned about his unsustainable views. So I may not vote, except I have a stake in seeing the medical marijuana bill pass.
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Old 10-16-2014, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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Not talking about that and I'm sure you know that. I'm not a fan of the guy's but he believes in fiscal responsibility more than he believes in giving people what they want and find that a good thing. I wish we had few hundred more of them in Washington. I don't have to like Scott to know he's a better chief executive for the state than Crist.
Better Chief Executive? His company stole over a billion dollars of taxpayer money and had to pay a $1.7 billion fine the last time he was a Chief Executive. Jeeze.
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Old 10-16-2014, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch, FL
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Better Chief Executive? His company stole over a billion dollars of taxpayer money and had to pay a $1.7 billion fine the last time he was a Chief Executive. Jeeze.
As I said, I wasn't talking about his previous experience with HCA. And, yes, even with the HCA fine, he is still the better executive between the two. HIs time in office vs. Crist's, combined with Crist's obvious political narcissism, shows me that Scott, even as flawed as he is, is better as a governor.
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Old 10-16-2014, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Florida
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How about personal experience under both governors? I remember in 2005 (the hurricane year) when all the insurance companies started dropping Florida homeowners' insurance, tripling premiums and cherry picking to sell auto insurance here, but not property.

Charlie Crist stood up to the reprehensible insurance companies. Had a friend with Liberty. She got her letter about being dropped and right after that Crist put a freeze on allowing insurance companies to screw people that way. She got to keep her insurance. Fast forward to 2011. We were dropped by Nationwide (no claims ever) and went into Citizens. Then along came Scott and all the premiums started skyrocketing again. In addition, Citizen started dumping people into less than desirable companies.

Then there was auto insurance rates which Scott promised to bring down. He got his legislation, but the rates did not come down. In fact, I had to dump Allstate this year as they were approved for such a large increase, it just wasn't worth it.

Then there was the high speed rail that Scott unilaterally rejected--he did not consult a soul. Talk about hubris. Whether you are for or against it, that guy had no right to make a decision for all of Florida without consulting with anyone else. Even the Republican legislature was unhappy.

Florida residents are respected by Crist. Scott favors corporate interests--not those of Floridians.

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Old 10-16-2014, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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As I said, I wasn't talking about his previous experience with HCA. And, yes, even with the HCA fine, he is still the better executive between the two. HIs time in office vs. Crist's, combined with Crist's obvious political narcissism, shows me that Scott, even as flawed as he is, is better as a governor.
That's the problem - Scott supporters want to talk about integrity in candidates until the issue of a billion dollar heist comes up then it's all "but Crist is a flip flopping narcissist and was mean to a cat once."
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Old 10-16-2014, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch, FL
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Crist was mean to a cat? That tears it!
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Old 10-16-2014, 06:47 PM
 
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That's the problem - Scott supporters want to talk about integrity in candidates until the issue of a billion dollar heist comes up then it's all "but Crist is a flip flopping narcissist and was mean to a cat once."
Crist's current employer is all you need to know about his "integrity"
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