Though I disagree with you, Congratulations to Rick Scott and Pam Bondi on their reelections

The view outside "Verde."  It is, I must say, an appropriate artistic expression for Miami politics.  When the new owner of the iconic Miami Herald Building was refused permission to build a casino, he spontaneously exploded half his building to treat tourists with a  perpetual view of what he thought about the government's decision.

The view outside “Verde.” It is, I must say, an appropriate artistic expression for Miami politics. When the new owner of the iconic Miami Herald Building was refused permission to build a casino, he spontaneously exploded half his building to treat tourists with a perpetual view of what he thought about the government’s decision.

However you voted, thank you for voting!

Congratulations to Rick Scott and Pam Bondi on their reelections this evening, and congratulations to their staffers, volunteers, and those of my friends who supported them.

Though I disagree with the voters’ decision tonight, I respect that in a democracy it’s up to the people and the people have spoken. I have spent too much time in the field of conflict zones watching elections be decided by guns to feel differently.

To my friends who share my disappointment tonight, another Election Day is two years away and though I am proud of our efforts we will simply have to do better next time.

All of us want Florida to succeed so now is the time for those who share my disappointment to come together and support our elected government in our capacity as the loyal opposition.

Let us support our democratically elected government in its earnest attempt to create jobs and let us respectfully oppose them when their ideas, as we perceive them, are detrimental to our defenseless and oppressed, working poor, middle class, and our environment.

Thank you to Allison Tant Richard and the rest of the FDP leadership team for fielding the most qualified personnel available. Rick Minor in particular did an amazing job defining the issues for Florida voters. Omar Khan is the best campaign manager in the business today.

Charlie Crist and George Sheldon were great candidates!

Everyone did their job as best they could and the votes just weren’t there.

Defeat isn’t calculated by those who lose an election, it is defined by those who gives up.

Winners always soldier on, and because we are winners, that is just what we shall do.

The fun never stops!

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