Daniel Ruth column: What Rick Scott doesn't get
From Tampa Bay Times columnist Daniel Ruth:
This had to be the political equivalent of being led into battle by Catch-22's Major Major, who only schedules appointments at times when he is not in the office.
Gov. Rick Scott was in Orlando over the weekend rallying state Republicans to even higher levels of estrangement from the body politic. You know you're in trouble when the top of your 2014 ticket is polling somewhere between replacement NFL referees and Lance Armstrong.
The governor announced to the assembled Republicans that he was in a heightened state of flummoxocity — a common occurrence during his first two years in office.
"I don't understand why everybody's not a Republican," the governor said. "Anybody who believes they want to improve themselves should be a Republican."
No doubt the overwhelming white demographic makeup of the GOP top hats had to nod and harrumph in agreement.
Scott doesn't understand why everybody's not a Republican? Is that so?