Voters Aren’t Stupid
They are smart. Which is why, Duncan Currie reports, Joe Negron –the GOP candidate who is running for Foley’s seat– may yet win. In the 2004 election before his disfgrace, Foley won by 36 points. Florida election law provides that a vote for Foley –whose name is on all the ballots– is a vote for Negron. Thus the unweildy write-in process that has to be conquered to elect Shelley Sekula-Gibbs in the Texas 22nd is not an obstacle in Florida’s 16th. The national GOP won’t be putting money into the race, so it will be up to Negron and the massive free media coverage of the race to explain that pulling thhe lever for Foley is actually voting against a would-be Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Murtha, Judiciary Committee Chairman Conyers, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rangell, and Financial Services Committee Chairman Frank.