By Jacob Engels
Less than 24 hours after former Republican Governor – turned independent – turned democrat Charlie Crist officialy filed his paperwork to run for Governor against Rick Scott, an RPOF official is already hitting “The People’s Governor”.
The attack centers around his potential campaign logo released earlier this week by Peter Schorsch, editor of Saintpetersblog.com and close ally of the former governor. SEE BELOW.
Christian Ziegler, the RPOF Vice Chair of Technology & State Committeeman from the Sarasota County Republican Party sent out a parody of the now confirmed logo along with the following statement —
“On Monday, Charlie Crist – The Moderate Republican turned Conservative Republican turned Independent turned Liberal Democrat – is expected to announce his candidacy for Governor.
The contrast between the two candidates, Conservative Rick Scott & “Who Knows What” Charlie Crist could not be greater. At a time when our State needed leadership the most, Charlie Crist bailed on his responsibilities as Governor in order to pursue a political career in Washington.
Meanwhile, Governor Rick Scott stepped up and brought his private sector his experience to Tallahassee and we’ve seen some awesome results because of the Governor’s efforts in just 3 years:
- 365,500 jobs have been CREATED under Rick Scott in just 3 years while 828,800 jobs were LOST during Crist’s term as Governor.
- Unemployment sat at 11.1% under Charlie Crist. Under Rick Scott’s leadership, unemployment has dropped to 7%.
- Under Crist, Florida had the 2nd highest INCREASE in unemployment in the country. Under Rick Scott, unemployment has DROPPED more than twice the rate nationally.
I do have to give Charlie credit for one thing, his campaign logo (posted below). I have seen A LOT of campaign logos and this is the best use of a logo to accurately define a candidate that I’ve ever seen.
I hope you’ll join me in being a job creator by working to defeat political opportunist Charlie Crist and instead, electing Rick Scott who has a proven history of helping to create jobs around our Great State.”
Ziegler utilizing the empty suit attack that Republicans deployed heavily against Barack Obama in the 2008 & 2012 elections could help energize the hardcore activist Republican vote, but I am not sure if it really will have any weight with the “everyday” voter.
Republicans really have to ask themselves, do they want to be the party of Rick Scott or the party of job creation, individual freedom (in all senses, bedrooms & bodies included), and the common man? The party of Rick Scott loses against eventual Democratic nominee Charlie Crist who will be backed by the same machine and network that delivered Florida for President Obama twice.
However, the party of indivudal freedom, job creation, and the common man might just have a chance against “The People’s Governor”.
Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post. Along with the Post, he owns several other businesses and is currently enrolled at Valencia College. Jacob has lived in Avalon Park since it’s founding and enjoys playing with his black Labradoodle Jasper, listening to indie rock, and seeking out new business ventures. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org