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Brace yourself for politics in 08



"If you like craziness with your politics, you're probably going to like Florida more than ever in 2008. Round 1 is the property tax vote on Jan. 29. It comes in tandem with the early-bird presidential primary that Democratic candidates are boycotting. They act as if our 27 crucial electoral votes were some dreaded disease.

"As for an election on Jan. 29, when was the last time you voted during Super Bowl Week? While New Yorkers Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani look toward Florida as a fire wall against setbacks in Iowa and New Hampshire, the tax vote will pit populist Gov. Charlie Crist against a dangerous coalition of firefighters, teachers and others with Democratic Party ties."

More from Steve Bousquet here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:12pm]


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