The country sees this Florida race as very critical because of the number of battles that President Obama has had to fight just to get bills passed the Republicans who during the past two years, have termed themselves as the “party of no,” no matter the issues, when it comes to matters desired by the President, the Democrats and American citizens. The telephone lines have been more busy regarding this race than one can remember, not just from Florida callers, but callers from other parts of the country, saying Floridians must think about what is best for the country and not be selfish or egotistical.
So what are they referring to when they say ‘selfish and egotistical?” When asked, it is explained that it is selfish or egotistical for one to feel there are enough Blacks in Florida to provide Meek with enough numbers to make him win this election and become the first Black from Florida to become a U.S. Senator or, if Meek could win, he would be the first Black from the South to become a U. S. Senator and at this time, he would be the only Black U. S. Senator.
Yes, that would be historical but at this time, the polls show that this is an impossible dream and the voices are saying even louder, that Meek should get out of the race, agreeing with former president, Bill Clinton, who came to Jacksonville to help initiate Meek’s campaign. The votes that have been cast for Meek and Crist are not enough, individually for either to win over Rubio who, according to the latest poll, has 42 percent, Crist has 35% and Meek has 15%. In a joint effort, one could win, and even though it won’t make the history list for Blacks, it would give all minorities a better chance at getting the changes they desire and need, made.
Meek, during the debate earlier this week told Crist that when he hears “flip flops in the hall,” he thinks it is he coming. The comment was made in reference to Governor Crist being a Republican when he was elected and then changing to Independent when he had to face Rubio. However, it has not been long enough for Blacks and other minorities to remember that Rubio moved ahead of Crist by referring to him giving President Obama a ‘welcome hug’ when he came to Florida. Many Floridians and other minorities feel that Crist would do more about what is best for the country and the democrats then Rubio. They feel Rubio is selfish and will only do what is best for Rubio, not the country and definitely not minorities, even though he is Cuban.
We also learned that many minorities have already voted for Crist prior to Mr. Clinton’s suggestion, because of the fear they have of Rubio in the senate and the negative effect it would have on moving ahead.