No prime rival for 2014 despite Scott's ineffectiveness

You can make a long list detailing Gov. Rick Scott's ineffective leadership. In fact, the Tampa Bay Times editorial board recently did just that.

But riddle me this: Nearly a year before the 2014 election, would you bet against Scott?

It's a particularly challenging question for Democrats. All kinds of criticism can rain down on Scott, but his chances of re-election don't seem that bad because the Dems have yet to create a clear path to victory. With Charlie Crist, Alex Sink or Nan Rich, it's just as easy to argue why they will lose as why they will win.

Polling numbers point to a Scott loss, but Scott seems to be gaining momentum while Crist and Sink stand on the sidelines.

A year is an eternity in politics, but it's time for the party to step its game up before it gambles away its chances. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: I Know The Voices In My Head Aren't Real. My Dog Told Me. …

Former Hillsborough County Commissioner Brian Blair is part of a group that has developed a new line of tea called Celebri-tea. Blair said the tea is available in more than 1,000 stores including Whole Foods and the Fresh Market. www.drinkcelebritea.com. …

When the people who favor refurbishing the old Pier played youth football and the coach said, "Go big or go home," they went home. Sigh. …

Kudos to Synovus Bank, which recently pledged $25,000 to Clearwater's Homeless Emergency Project. The money will be used to provide financial support for homeless and low-income people in Pinellas County. …

Every Saturday before Labor Day is International Bacon Day. Like I need an excuse.

That's all I'm saying.

No prime rival for 2014 despite Scott's ineffectiveness 09/01/13 [Last modified: Sunday, September 1, 2013 7:53pm]

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