The ‘Animal House’ logic of Annette Taddeo

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Remember this scene from “Animal House” where Boon and Otter hit Niedermeyer in the head with a golf shot because he’s hazing Flounder?

Otter says, “He can’t do that to our pledges.” To which Boon replies, “Only we can do that to our pledges!”

Well, it looks like the logic of the Delta Tau Chi fraternity has seeped into Annette Taddeo‘s congressional campaign.

How else to explain the latest blunder from Taddeo?

This week, she released an internal poll to the Miami Herald showing her losing in a Democratic primary by 21 points to Joe Garcia. This was after Garcia released his own internal poll that showed him beating Taddeo by 25 points.

I can just imagine Taddeo saying to some poor campaign staffer, “He can’t do that to our poll numbers. Only we can do that to our poll numbers.”

Taddeo is such a bad candidate it’s as if she’s been hit in the head too many times with golf shots.


Peter Schorsch

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including Florida Politics and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. Schorsch is also the publisher of INFLUENCE Magazine. For several years, Peter's blog was ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.


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