Saturday, November 6, 2010

Another beautiful day in Florida

Obama Democrat Alex Sink will not be governor of Florida.  It is a wonderful thing.  Sink, like her husband before her who lost his run for governor to Jeb Bush, is a liberal Democrat.  Her idea of governance is tax, tax, tax and then spend, spend, spend.  Central planning puts a smile on her face.  She was all Obama all the time.  But now?  Ed Morrissey:

Sink blames loss on Obama White House

Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. But what comes after a fall? Recriminations, as Alex Sink reminds us in Florida. Politico interviewed the erstwhile gubernatorial candidate from Florida, who puts a large part of the blame for her loss on Barack Obama’s shoulders, and the rest on Rick Scott’s checkbook:

In the wake of the party’s worst election drubbing since 1994, the deep frustration felt by many centrist Democrats toward the White House and the national party is now out in the open. And it’s being aired in the battleground state that’s the biggest prize in presidential politics.

Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Alex Sink pointed an accusatory finger Friday at what she called a “tone-deaf” Obama White House to explain why she narrowly lost her campaign.

In an interview with POLITICO, Sink said the administration mishandled the response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, doesn’t appreciate the political damage done by healthcare reform and argued that her GOP opponent’s strategy of tying her to the president did grave damage to her candidacy in the state’s conservative Panhandle.

“They got a huge wake-up call two days ago, but unfortunately they took a lot of Democrats down with them,” said Sink of the White House.

She added: “They just need to be better listeners and be better at reaching out to people who are on the ground to hear about the realities of their policies as well as politics.”
Oddly enough, Sink doesn’t mention the fact that the DNC and Obama’s organizing wing OFA poured resources into Florida on her behalf to keep her competitive with Scott. Sink also neglects to mention that she had leads in polls in the final days of the election until she got caught cheating in a debate — and then lied about it. That didn’t do anything for her relationship to Florida voters, either.
Sink is not a "centrist".  She is who she is and now that the voters have rejected her brand governance she wants to whine and finger point.  Not a very attractive trait in someone who wants to be a leader.  On the other hand, seeing her taking swipes at Obama certainly is entertaining.  Party on, Alex.

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