Author: Daniel Tilson

Daniel TilsonNovember 2, 2014

As most of you know, Florida isn’t considered by political and Election 2014 analysts as a Republican “red state” or a Democratic “blue state,” but rather a politically divided “purple” state…when it comes to the electorate, that is. Remarkably but understandably enough though, that balance doesn’t reflect itself in the composition of our government, or […]

Daniel TilsonOctober 29, 2014

The first, best reason to vote for Charlie Crist for governor, and almost every other Democrat running in Florida’s 2014 elections, is that Gov. Rick Scott and almost every Republican candidate is committed to continuing an ugly era of unprecedented economic unfairness in the state. If you think that’s liberal rhetoric or partisan political spin…no […]

Daniel TilsonOctober 28, 2014

Data about Florida’s Election 2014 registered voter population confirms what a lot of people already sense or know. Growing numbers of independent voters registered with “No Party Affiliation” (NPA) are not so slowly, steadily, throwing traditional two-party machine politics in Florida for a loop. While Democratic and Republican “get out the vote” strategists and grassroots […]

Daniel TilsonOctober 22, 2014

“So this state is on a roll.” That was Gov. Rick Scott’s deceptively simple summation, after rattling off the same old self-serving economic and employment numbers in his final debate against Charlie Crist. Scott’s incessant TV ads highlight the same misleading numbers, comparing job losses under former Gov. Crist, vs. gains under Scott. But neither […]

Daniel TilsonOctober 20, 2014

Anti-government, anti-Obama, anti-Democratic Party, hardcore conservative voters no doubt constitute a majority of the 4.1 million or so registered Republicans in Florida. But they’re a minority of the state electorate overall, representing maybe a third of 12 million registered voters statewide. Nonetheless, Democrats and independents who comprise the large majority of voters repeatedly let these […]

Daniel TilsonOctober 16, 2014

Gov. Rick Scott’s remarkable bid for re-election in 2014 likely got blown away Wednesday night. If you haven’t heard about “Fangate” and the stunning early minutes of Wednesday’s gubernatorial debate against Democratic challenger Charlie Crist, check out the video. Words alone cannot describe it. What’s remarkable is that a governor with a history of questionable […]

Daniel TilsonOctober 15, 2014

 Imagine putting mainstream Floridians in charge of one of these 2014 Florida gubernatorial debates. Not the kind of pat-on-the-head we sometimes get from debate sponsors who include a few questions for the candidates from us average folks. I’m talking about a full hour of tough primetime TV questioning by an uncompromising panel that truly represents […]

Daniel TilsonOctober 6, 2014

It’s too late to register to vote in Florida’s 2014 elections. The deadline was yesterday. Now it’s up to determined Democratic activists to actually get people to vote. Otherwise, we’re looking at four more years of unchecked conservative extremists putting our government at the service of wealthy private interests, rather than you and me. Likely […]


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