Rick Scott's Best Political Miscalculations
2. Championing Early Voting
Hey, remember that time South Florida became the laughing stock of the nation in the midst of a presidential election? OK, there were a lot of times, but most recently Florida elicited jokes from around the country for voting lines with hundreds of people waiting hours on end to try to cast their ballot. Even the reliably conservative Drudge Report called out Scott for cutting early voting from 14 to eight days in 2011 and now calling for the largest amount of early voting in the state's history. Perhaps the lines at the polls won't be as long in 2014, but Scott's hoping your memory is short.
1. The 7-7-7 Campaign
What kind of egomaniacal sociopath runs for a four-year term with promises and programs that would last seven? Scott ran on a platform of creating 700,000 jobs in the state over seven years through cutting taxes and regulation. After becoming governor and learning things don't run quite as smoothly in the healthcare industry, even with a Justice Department investigation, Scott is now backpedaling, promising only 700,000 jobs total as opposed to those jobs on top of what economists had initially predicted. Late last year he tried to silence a Bloomberg reporter who argued Florida's falling unemployment rate was due to people dropping out of the workforce and not job creation.