Many may not be aware that the US Senate race in Florida is rather full. You have Governor Charlie Crist who is the establishment’s favorite; Marco Rubio is the Conservatives go to guy and then two others that aren’t really fitting in to well.
Those other two are basically what this post is about.
Marion Thorpe Jr. is the states former chief medical officer, he also showed up on Rep. Alcee Hastings list of people I want to kill. Dr. Thorpe came out claiming to be the “Conservative Choice” I have to admit I was even looking to support Dr. Thorpe. That was until some interesting information surfaced that has been suppressed since then.
The information had to deal with two major areas for Dr. Thorpe. The first was back child support in excess of $40,000 during his run against Rep. Alcee Hastings. Next were two bounced checks both for $5,000 to his printer for the congressional campaign. So one has to ask themselves is this someone I want to see in DC?
Next we move to Robert (Bob) Smith. Bob seems like a good choice as well, if he can figure out what party he wants to be a member of. You see Bob represented the state of New Hampshire as a Senator. John Sununu beat him in 2002. But in 1999 he abandoned the party to attempt to run for President. He courted the Constitution party for their nomination.
2004 Smith endorsed John Kerry for President, 2008 Smith started courting the Constitution party again writing editorials that were posted on their website. It is rumored he was seeking their nomination and they decided to select Chuck Baldwin instead.
So this brings us back to Marco Rubio. Mr. Rubio seems to be a stand up candidate and a logical choice for office. Marco Rubio has championed a conservative, smaller-government approach to government while in Tallahassee, in contrast with other elements of the Republican-controlled state government led by Governor Charlie Crist, which are more moderate or centrist. Marco Rubio is seen as a politician in the mold of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who advocated more conservative approaches when he was governor of Florida for eight years, ending in 2007.
During 2007, Marco Rubio, championed a major overhaul of the Florida tax system. He wanted to reduce property taxes and decrease the size of government.
The question one has to ask is whom should we send to represent us? Personally I would like to see Rubio. Marco has proven himself to be a true conservative.