Election outlook prediction

By Chris Ingram

Here are five things to look for tonight

As voters across the country head to the polls today, here are five things to look for tonight as the ballots are counted. My Electoral College and popular vote prediction is included at the end, along with a link to an Electoral College map creator.

Photo: Katherine Harris holding a Palm Beach County voter in 2000.

Here is the list:

1) It’s going to be a long night. Voting started and ended in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire shortly after midnight Tuesday. The handful of first-in-the-nation voters were evenly split between the two major-party candidates just like the rest of the country is divided.

Ohio is a swing state where the candidates are virtually tied in the polls. The Electoral College could hinge on Continue reading “Election outlook prediction”

I.V. Exclusive! Secret memo from Senate President to JD Alexander

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Irreverent View obtains secret memo from Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolous to Senator J.D. Alexander

By Chris Ingram

The memo speaks for itself about what goes on in Tallahassee when we elect boys to do a man’s job and egomaniacal twits born into wealth and privilege are elected to serve as our “leaders.” When they don’t get there way, issues like what is unfolding with regard to funding for the University of South Florida ensues.

Continue reading “I.V. Exclusive! Secret memo from Senate President to JD Alexander”

Political Insider: why Bill Nelson should be worried

In that article, I opined that Republican leaders would encourage Charlie to run for re-election to offer stability to the GOP statewide rather than face the inevitable chaos of open seats in every statewide office after Obama’s big win in Florida just a few months earlier.

When comparing electoral margins from 2002, 2006, and 2010 it doesn’t look good for Bill

By Jamie Miller, Irreverent View’s political insider

In January 2009, I wrote a column for Irreverent View that suggested Charlie Crist should run for re-election rather than run for the U.S. Senate.

In that article, I opined that Republican leaders would encourage Charlie to run for re-election to offer stability to the GOP statewide rather than face the inevitable chaos of open seats in every statewide office after Obama’s big win in Florida just a few months earlier. Continue reading “Political Insider: why Bill Nelson should be worried”

Rubio: 2010’s Katherine Harris – another pathological liar for U.S. Senate

In short, I don’t think Marco Rubio is telling the truth. He is not telling the truth about me. He is not telling the truth about his spending of RPOF funds on his credit card. He is not telling the truth about the RPOF paying for his family reunion. Of course, he has perfect explanations for all of these indiscretions. But a pattern of untrustworthy behavior exists, and I believe such behavior should disqualify him from serving in the U.S. Senate – at minimum it disqualifies him from receiving my vote

Establishment Republicans so against Rubio a year ago will now defend him. The problem is Washington is full of pathological liars.

By Chris Ingram

There is an article in today’s Tampa Tribune about my concerns with Marco Rubio’s trustworthiness as it relates to his much-talked-about RPOF American Express card charges. It is important to note that Marco Rubio doesn’t deny the allegations I make against him (and which we both know to be true) – specifically that he told me of a $4K-$5K charge on his RPOF credit card for new kitchen floors in his home.

After Rubio told me of these inappropriate charges last summer, I encouraged him to Continue reading “Rubio: 2010’s Katherine Harris – another pathological liar for U.S. Senate”

Is Marco Rubio the new Katherine Harris?

Charlie Crist is hoping so…

By Jamie Miller

A standing ovation.

The speaker leaves the podium to much adulation and the audience mobs the candidate for pictures, handshakes and words of encouragement.  The candidate is taken aback by how long it takes to get on the road to the next appointment.

This could describe a campaign event for Marco Rubio or Katherine Harris.  Conservatives have seen this story played out.  No it isn’t a thriller or a comedy but a tragedy in the making.  A bright, young politician takes on the “the establishment” for the future of the party only to have voters make the determination. Continue reading “Is Marco Rubio the new Katherine Harris?”

Not McCain’s night

If you were looking for political theater at last night’s presidential “debate,” you were sorely disappointed. And if you were a McCain supporter looking for the maverick to land a knock-out punch as I was, it was a double-dose of disappointment.

Style matters and McCain doesn’t have it

By Chris Ingram

If you were looking for political theater at last night’s presidential “debate,” you were sorely disappointed. And if you were a McCain supporter looking for the maverick to land a knock-out punch as I was, it was a double-dose of disappointment.

Simply put, McCain left his “A” game at the office. In failing to land the needed body-blow, Obama gets the win. And while Obama’s was a technical win, he did not perform poorly – particularly when it came to his communications style compared to McCain’s.

And therein, lays the reason McCain continues to struggle. Obama knows how to communicate and John McCain doesn’t. The subtle nuances of these two candidates’ very different communication styles don’t mean much individually, but collectively they make the maverick appear unpleasant and Obama more like the guy you’d like to sit down and have a beer with. Unfortunately in American politics, that’s what matters. It is why Bill Clinton beat George Bush in 1992 and it is why George W. Bush beat Al Gore in 2000 (with Katherine Harris’ help of course — as my Democrat friends like to remind me). Continue reading “Not McCain’s night”

(Almost) Parallel Lives with John McCain

Former U.S. Senate candidate Adm. LeRoy Collins reflects on John McCain’s transformation from Navy officer to politician beginning with a posting as Navy liaison to the U.S. Senate

Irreverent View: You and John McCain both served as Navy liaison to the U.S. Senate. Did that pique your interest in a career in politics?

It was of special interest because my friend, Navy Captain, and a fellow submariner, Jim High, preceded John McCain in this Navy Liaison Officer billet in the Russell Senate Office Building; as a Navy Reserve Commander, I was in that job for two weeks in 1976…..less than a year before John McCain arrived. That job had a similar stimulus to me, but alas, I was not able to convert it into political success like Commander McCain did. Continue reading “(Almost) Parallel Lives with John McCain”