Losing stinks. But being a sore loser shows a lack of class.
By Chris Ingram
In his loss last night Bill McCollum showed why he is a three-time loser in statewide elections. He doesn’t know Florida, he’s out of touch, and as he showed last night, he is a sore loser.
Don’t get me wrong, losing stinks, but McCollum who is generally regarded as a good man, and a likeable guy demonstrated a lack of class in refusing to acknowledge opponent Rick Scott won the race fair and square. While McCollum may disdain Scott’s millions, Scott played by the rules.
McCollum refused to concede his defeat until well after midnight long after the Associated Press had called the race for Scott, and did so in the form of a press release filled with negativity and anger.
This of course was preceded by McCollum’s speech in which he refused to concede, but didn’t fail to mention every establishment career politician in the state who supported him.
Memo to Bill: establishment career politicians are the reason you lost. And because you’re one of them.
Rick Scott has his work cut out for him in healing the divisions within the GOP. Be a big man Rick and offer these babies an olive branch. They’ve already picked up their marbles and are ready to go home. Bring ‘em back to the game or your chances in November are not good.
Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of www.IrreverentView.com. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, Front Page Florida, and National Review online. E-mail him at: Chris@IrreverentView.com.
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