Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics
President Barack Obama: With U.S. Reps. Suzanne Kosmas, D-New Smyrna Beach, and Allen Boyd, D-Monticello, reversing their earlier opposition to the health care reform proposal, the president wound up winning every member of Florida’s Democratic congressional delegation. We’ll know better on Election Day whether Kosmas and/or Boyd (and Obama) should have been this week’s loser. Runner up: Allan Katz, the newly confirmed ambassador to Portugal..
Loser of the week
Sen. Bill Nelson. Despite his efforts to spare about 800,000 Floridians from Medicare Advantage cuts by grandfathering them in, the negative perception of quasi-bribe special deals — this one dubbed Gator-aid — was too much to overcome.