At least this one won’t last for years, and so far no one has actually been killed. But as we note (celebrate would certainly be the wrong word) the centennial of the beginning of The Great War, the current race for the keys to Florida’s governor’s mansion mimics that horrible conflict in that it has settled into trench warfare. A war of attrition, all fought within the margin of error (or, in deference to the current sports season, between the 48 yard lines).
Instead of artillery shells and poison gas, both sides in the current political conflict lob attack ads at each other. Physically much safer. But still no fun for Floridians, most of whom pine for the end of hostilities on Nov. 5. After this date, either incumbent Republican Rick Scott or former Republican governor, now Democrat, Charlie Crist will be awarded another four years as Florida’s governor.