In November, millions of Florida voters may very well decide the next president of the United States. Amid the excitement of the race for the White House, some of the deeply impactful (and in some cases, deeply troubling) amendments to Florida’s Constitution -- which will also appear on November’s ballot -- may be overlooked.
In 1994, Florida voters approved an amendment to the state Constitution that was intended to limit the growth of state government. The theory was that Florida government shouldn’t grow faster than the people’s incomes that are funding it.
The greatest challenge to Florida's economic growth will be fostering a dynamic business climate, one that embraces our legacy as a great tourist destination, but that also positions Florida as the ideal state for private capital investment.
"The most important lesson I've learned is that you can't change Washington from the inside," Barack Obama said in an interview Thursday on the Spanish-language Univision network. "You can only change it from the outside."
Mitt Romney has conceded that his thoughts, expressed at that Boca Raton, Fla., fundraiser, were "not elegantly" stated. Those mocking him might concede he has tabled one of the mega-issues of our time.
Perhaps the most significant and disappointing theme that has run through not only my decades in politics, but my years afterward as a pollster and analyst, has been the GOP's increasing tendency to shy away from anyone or anything that is bold or unique.