Thursday, November 02, 2006

The Offical Home for Wayward Lemmings 2006 Endorsements

By Kanrei

The Lemmings of the House is ready to announce our endorsements for the 2006 election. In keeping with the pledge of nothing negative I will not place any sarcasm or underhanded jabs at those I could not support. I will only state the reasons for my decision and leave it at that.

I should just get the obvious one out of the way and move on. The Home for Wayward Lemmings is proud to support Bill Nelson for Senate. In a landscape of Senators fighting for the national spotlight Bill Nelson has remained largely under the radar and focused on the state he was chosen to represent and not the party he is in. I cannot believe Katherine Harris, who is already a national figure, would place the state above the party she is a member of.

The House of Representatives race is a simple choice as well, but not for the obvious reasons. Lincoln Diaz-Balart is the current Representative for my district as well as Vice-Chairman of the House Rules Committee and the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process. He has served my district for many years and I cannot tell you one thing he has sponsored or done for south Florida. He is a party man. This is why the Home for Wayward Lemmings must endorse his opponent Frank J. Gonzalez. The simple reason being that Diaz-Balart is a Republican and I always believe the Congress should be the opposite party of the Executive branch. This is not choosing a Democrat over a Republican because I voted for Republicans in 2004 as I voted for Kerry to be President. It is how I always vote.

Now for the big one: the race for Governor. The race is between Republican State Attorney General Charlie Crist and Democrat Representative Jim Davis. This one was easier to decide than I originally thought. I admit to leaning towards one candidate over the other, but I still did my research on the two. The more research I did though, the more I seemed to continue leaning. Eventually it just seemed ridiculously obvious which candidate to support. The Home for Wayward Lemmings is proud to endorse Charlie Crist as the next Governor of the state of Florida.

I know many of you are shocked that I am supporting a Republican for Governor, but my reasons have nothing to do with party. Crist has spent his career thinking about Florida and how to protect and improve it. Davis has been a Washington politician for too long I think. In the debates between the two I saw Crist as a Floridian and Davis as a politician. Crist I also believe will govern much like JEB and, believe it or not I think JEB was great for Florida. I would not support JEB for President, but I was impressed with the job he did and Crist worked very closely with him.

There are the Lemming Endorsements in a nutshell. The Amendments are too confusing to get into and who really cares outside my state anyway about those? For the record, if we had a Democrat President I would be voting for Lincoln-Diaz, but not Harris.

I run the risk of going negative now so I will close with GET OUT AND VOTE ON TUESDAY!

11 comments:

Serena Joy said...

I know very little about the Florida race(s), but it sounds as though you've put a lot of thought into your choices. Harris doesn't really have a prayer of winning, does she?

Kanrei said...

Not much of one no, but it has been very fun to watch.

RexZeitgiest said...
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Kanrei said...

Going full GOP this time?

RexZeitgiest said...

I know how I am voting.....and sadly its not the way I used to.....In the past I picked canidates individually, race by race....

Not anymore ......

RexZeitgiest said...

I can't tell you that, it would ruin the suprise.....

Kanrei said...

I bet you are not voting for Arnie.

RexZeitgiest said...

I don't live in Cali, so no, I am not voting for the Governtor....

I am voting for Mike McGavick, even if he is a watered down righty......

Kanrei said...

I thought you were a Cali person Rex. I think it is because you use Pacific time on your blog.

RexZeitgiest said...

Washington state....

RexZeitgiest said...

A red man in blue land....