View Full Version : Gary Johnson takes presidential roadshow to Florida, gets compared to Rick Scott

11-29-2010, 09:21 AM
"Johnson's campaign-style stops in Tallahassee, Melbourne and Orlando last week reveal that the presidential race is already at a low boil in the nation's largest swing state," reports the Tampa Bay Times, which compared Johnson to another "self-made millionaire Republican...campaigning in Florida on a platform of spending cuts and less government," AKA Gov-elect Rick Scott. Even in Florida, where even the rich are just one missed mortgage payment away from living in a pop-up travel trailer, people are reluctant to take Johnson seriously. "Johnson shrugs when told he's a long-shot candidate compared with better-known former governors Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin and current Govs. Haley Barbour and Tim Pawlenty." Ah, but there is a hook, just as in every Gary Johnson story! "Johnson has overcome long odds before. As a political newcomer, he shocked the political establishment when he beat a three-term incumbent in 1992, an echo of Scott's out-of-nowhere success in Florida." We are almost willing to hold our breath after reading this news story from Tampa Bay, home of deceased TV pitchman Billy Mays and pro wrestler Randy Savage!


Matt Collins
11-29-2010, 12:02 PM
Yeah the RLC in Melbourne really likes the guy. Glad he was able to make it down, wish I could've met him.