On August 20, at the tail end of a bitter primary fight, Rick Scott told Battle ‘10 that the GOP would rally around him if he became the gubernatorial nominee. (“I like the word ‘when.’ That’s when I’m the nominee,” he said prophetically at the time.)
“My opponent this fall believes in bigger government, is supporting Obamacare, is supporting President Obama and all of his initiatives to move the country in the wrong direction,” Scott said in an interview. “The Republican party will rally around my principles of limited government, business background, fiscal responsibility — all these things.”
Looks like Scott was right.
The Republican unity tour hitting Tampa and Orlando today with state leaders will continue on Tuesday to Miami and Jacksonville with former Governor Jeb Bush and Republican Governors Association Chairman Haley Barbour climbing on board.
Taking swings at the Democrats instead of each other will doubtless be more comfortable and familiar for all involved.