Crist leads Scott in Florida’s Race for Governor. Will it last, making Florida Scott free or will Floridians be singing ‘Good time Charlie got the blues’?
Choose wise and discerning and experienced men from your tribes, and I will appoint them as your heads.’ Deuteronomy 1:13 (NASB)
By Bobby R. Henry, Sr.
Florida’s race for governor is almost too close to call. According to a Quinnipiac University Poll released Monday, the day before the November 4th elections, Democrat Charlie Crist leads with 42 percent while incumbent Republican Governor Rick Scott is lagging by a miserable one percent.
Elections over the country are this tight. This is a testament to every vote matters. Every vote can be the vote that wrought the fate of this country.
For pitiful reasons and circumstances, the common employee believes that they are looked over and disenfranchised, to the point that their vote has no influence. Yet, they do not realize that just a few votes can decide and shape how the future will find them.
These candidatures are stopping at nothing to get elected. Governor Scott, who has not courted the Black vote and openly refused to speak at Florida Memorial University, which is the only Historical Black College and University (HBCU) in South Florida, was campaigning at Black churches on the last day before elections.
Democrats’ ‘Souls to Polls’ day saw Republican Governor Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist visiting Black Baptist churches in hopes of securing the votes that will surely push them over the top to victory.
Charlie Crist, along with Vice President Joe Biden, Congressman Alcee Hastings and several other prominent Democrats, went from church pulpits to the streets to encourage support from Black voters.
Gov. Rick Scott was not far behind with his bigwig politicians inciting Black voters. Scott recalled his teaching and his Christian upbringing imposed by his mother and his grand-mother.
“Jesus Christ is my savior,” he said to some amens. “From a very young man I learned the importance of believing in Jesus Christ, and I have all my life.”
By the time this newspaper hits the streets the elections will have ended. Whatever impact Scott and Crist visits’ made to the Black churches, and whose prayers will be answered in their quest will have all come to fruition.
To all of those who participated in the political process of this United States of America, we applaud you for the courage to involve yourself in our electoral course of action-both candidates and all those who voted!
What ever the outcome we did what we could to get BLACK people and our readers to come out and vote-can you say the same?
Then they spoke to him, saying, “If you will be a servant to this people today, and will serve them and [a]grant them their petition, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever.” 1 Kings 12:7 (NASB)