One of the few really fun things to do when observing the American political game of elections is to speculate on a host of “what-ifs.” The Florida 2010 election offers more possibilities for this game than most elections do. The root cause of so many variant options to what might have been start at the feet of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist.
As we look toward January when our state’s newly elected governor and all-new Cabinet members take office, we have high hopes that these leaders will help move Florida out of the current economic conditions.
This week in Florida we witnessed the inauguration of our 45th governor, Rick Scott, a candidate unlike any who came before him in his approach to both the election and to governing. With his election also comes a belief that he will usher in a new era of leadership in the Sunshine State.
Picture, if you will, the screaming headlines, the cries of negligence and/or corruption if it had been Rick Scott who handed 90 million taxpayer dollars to a company that went belly up three years later.