Today on Context Florida:
Earlier this week, POLITICO ran “5 Reasons to bet $5 on Marco Rubio,” trying to make the case for a path to the presidency for Florida’s junior senator. But Peter Schorsch says that Jeb Bush, whose rumors of his demise have been exaggerated, dominates the field in a number of predictive categories. For fun, he might consider betting $5 on Rubio; but to pay the mortgage, Schorsch will be betting on Bush.
Chris Timmons believes it is time the GOP realizes the human complexity of the black experience in America. Blacks need more than ideological reductionism — a reductionism that says all they want is “public giveaways” and to freeload off the Silent Majority.
Catherine Durkin Robinson is done, finished with leaders desperate to get elected. For liberals, celebrating the political demise of John Boehner, she says, “Stop.” He was a moderate and a decent one at that. In line to take his place are people who make Rand Paul seem reasonable. Now that he is leaving, Robinson says it does not bode well for Congress, its ability to govern effectively, or the fate of our country’s poor and disenfranchised, for the foreseeable future.