The U.S. Senate race here in Florida seems to be going nowhere fast.
Incumbent Senator Bill Nelson, who has totally supported the progressive left agenda of Obama, Pelosi and Reid, which includes ignoring the will of the people and forcing ObamaCare down our throats, holds leads of between 20 to 25 points over the three key Republican contenders.
With 64% of Republican voters undecided according to the recent Quinnipiac University poll, it appears that former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux, Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos and former state Rep. Adam Hasner are not overwhelming the electorate.
Of the three GOP contenders, Hasner seems to have the most momentum at the moment, yet he came in a disappointing third in the poll with just 4% of the vote.
And what is sure to not help matters much was the announcement yesterday by LeMieux that he added Peter Rummel to his finance team - the same Peter Rummel who openly supported Alvin Brown, the Democrat candidate and eventual winner in last month's Jacksonville mayoral race.
As for Haridopolos, he continues to work hard on the campaign trail, minus a pothole here and there, yet must survive another Florida Legislative Session before the election, which is no easy task!
With all this in mind, I submit that the eventual Republican nominee to challenge Nelson has yet to enter the race. With nearly 14 mos. to go before the Republican primary, there's still plenty of time for another entry.
And with no clear signs that Washington, D.C. is serious about facing our challenges, even with a Republican controlled House, perhaps the missing element in the Senate race is a non politician. Someone with real world experience who has actually signed the front of a paycheck.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results...
The media in this country has been quick to jump on the idea that the tea party is beginning to lose it's luster, with wishful thinking being the prime motivating factor, however, I suggest it's just that the realization is settling in that fixing the problems in this country is going to be a far greater task than first realized.
A thought born from watching career politicians continually say one thing and then do another. Or talk at length and say nothing at all. From seeing far too much aggrandizing and demagoguing and partisan politics, all carried out at the expense of this great country.
Yet, more than two years later, the same discontent and displeasure that exploded in the form of millions of Americans taking to the street still exists, as do these patriotic Americans, because we are not one iota better off today than when it all began.
Fittingly, America just celebrated the 67th anniversary of D-Day, honoring the tremendous sacrifice and untold courage of an army of citizen soldiers who put their lives on hold to face the Nazi regime and literally save the world. As America continues to inch toward a threat of equal proportion, albeit not of a military nature, it will be the citizen politicians who step forward that will eventually save the day, not more career politicians.
After all, doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is the very definition of insanity...