If you watched the World Series Wednesday night, you had a better time than I did. The Florida gubernatorial debate was a stunning waste of time.
There probably are few candidates for any office in America as diametrically opposed as former congressman Ron DeSantis and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the candidates running for governor of Florida.
Andrew Gillum might have started out a money underdog in the race for the Florida governor's mansion, but the Tallahassee mayor has become the darling of progressive out-of-state billionaires and with less than three weeks in the campaign, has money to burn.
Six months ago no National Football League team would be caught dead involving itself in a state election. But now look: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins have sunk $500,000 apiece into a committee to defeat Amendment 3, the 2018 ballot measure that would give voters the power to reject any expansion of casino gambling.
James Madison Institute's just-released analysis of the two main governor candidates' economic platforms could wither a cactus.
If Monday's Supreme Court decision doesn't light a fire under Florida's conservative base, I have no idea what will.
More Americans would go to the polls if somebody would just entertain them when they get there. Sad, but apparently true. There's research to prove it. Throw a parade, a picnic, a barbecue, a block party in enough cities and Florida polling places could lure 4 percent of the otherwise lazy and disengaged.
Gov. Rick Scott said he could hardly believe the devastation spread out below him as far as the eye could see. So many lives and towns changed forever.
CNN's nationally televised senatorial debate next week between Republican Gov. Rick Scott of Florida and incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson has been postponed after Scott asked for two weeks to focus on the devastation wrought on the state by Hurricane Michael.
You wait. Michael will go down as the most political hurricane in Florida history.