The folks at Fla Politics, the site that proudly boasts it's the only Florida blog on the Daily Kos blogroll, have come up with their dream Democratic candidates they'd like to see
comically lose run for statewide office in 2010. We think if the state Democrats pull it together, they could make a decent showing, especially if they repeatedly hit the Republicans over the head with the hammer of Florida's worse-than-average economic woes.
They've come up with a list of names that includes Joe Garcia, Kendrick Meek, Pam Iorio, and Dave Aronber. A lot of thought went into it, and it's worth a read. But we're not sure this would be our dream team. Let's take a look after the jump.
For Senate, they'd like to see Broward congressman Kendrick Meek take on
Ol' Jeb. Eh, we're just not sure Meek has enough centrist appeal. He is arguably one of the best legislators the state has to offer, but his electoral history has been a cake walk. Could he pull off the kind of campaign needed to fend off a popular former governor? Probably not.
For governor: Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio. Among her strengths listed by the
site: "she wishes to make Tampa a major arts center in the South."
(Woah, woah, woah. Back up, Tampa. That is Miami's skeez. That is pretty
much the only thing we've got going for us right now.)
We don't know much about Iorio, but this isn't the first time we've heard her name in regards to a governor run, but we're just not convinced she has the economic acumen.
They'd also like to see Joe Garcia run for agriculture commisioner. We
like Joe, but what background does he have in ag?
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As for perpetual name-being-thrown-about-for-this-and-that Alex Sink,
they'd like her to stay just where she is -- in the CFO job.