In 1968, Richard Nixon changed the Electoral College map by appealing to the “Silent Majority” of American voters: law-abiding, white, working class voters in the Great Lakes and the South who had backed Democrats for decades.
After being selected by Florida State University’s (FSU) board of trustees to be its next president, Florida Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, resigned as Gov. Rick Scott’s re-election campaign chairman on Wednesday.
What a difference two months make. Back in March, Republican David Jolly was in a competitive congressional special election battling former state CFO Alex Sink who was well-known across the state for being the Democratic gubernatorial candidate back in 2010.
As often as I smack the Tampa Bay Times with a wooden plank, I have to admit not many news organizations can beat Florida's largest-circulation newspaper for doing what all of us in the media should do -- pluck the humbugs out of candidates' resumes and report them.