Master Florida psephologist Steve Schale does a deep dive as to why the road to winning Florida is the I-4 corridor (that’s the Orlando to Tampa link in the middle of the state). The rest of us, it seems, are fairly predictable. Another nugget: some of the swing vote in the I-4 area are transplantees from the mid-West. (Does that make it Biden country?)
Driving. As my friend Tom Eldon says, Floridians drive as though they are a complete peace with God. Others have suggested that turn signals here are a sign of weakness. Florida interstates are kind of a bad combo of Mad Max, Survivor, and Seinfeld. I’ve driven in some unique foreign places, and well, I’ll take most over I-4. Add into it 100 million tourists a year, and yeah, Floridians know driving here is bad.
For my money, the whole list pretty much nails what it covers, but he left out lion fish and Portugese Man-of-wars, both of which at least ought to be on the ‘Tiny bit scared of’ list, and he exaggerates by about ten degrees Fahrenheit on the temperature thing. We can handle 55 degrees in the Winter, no problem.
People usually have views on the top of the ticket, which this year ought to be seen as a referendum on Donald Trump; vote GOP if you like how he’s conducting his Presidency, vote straight Democratic if you do not.
It’s harder to get information about the electoral undercard. Here are some ballot suggestions, with voting line numbers, and links to posts explaining my reasons: