The Reform Party isn’t Dead (yet?) – Florida
This evening (for me, after midnight for the East Coasters) I saw a commercial on CNN for the Reform Party Candidate for Governor of Florida, Max Linn. Shades of Ross Perot, and Jesse Ventura. And considering that I’m over 2300 miles from Tallahassee FL, I must wonder if it is money well spent (1:30 AM Florida time). I don’t watch CNN all that often, so I have no idea how common these ads are. From the Max Linn website (similar to the commercial, couldn’t find on youtube.com yet, shame on them)
Just when you thought that we the Florida voters had no choice other than Tweedledees and Tweedledums (the current Republican and Democratic candidates) for the November 7th, 2006 Governors race the “Florida Citizens’ Third Party Dream Team” are starting their engines. With your support, we will bring your interests – not special interests – to Tallahassee for a change. Our Founding Fathers were unanimous on the importance of citizen legislators, not career politicians. For the first time Florida has a third choice other than the same old Republican and Democratic mainstream parties.
Join me and Florida’s “New Third Party” campaign dream team…
Dream team? Or hallucination? I expect they don’t have much of a chance, but I hope they stir things up some. Checking the polls I see a Sep 1 poll has the Rep candidate to replace Jeb Bush leading 56-34%. The various polls I’ve looked at have not considered the Reform Party Candidate. He apparently is putting $1M of his own money into this useless effort, but I wish him well as he stirs the pot.
UPDATE: Checking the list of Florida Governors I find the 1849-1853 Gov was a Whig, and (ugh) the 1917-21 Gov was a “Prohibitionist.” Nothing like a single topic politician. So not “for the first time.”