Dear ______:Good question. It is a wait and see for a worthwhile candidate- which unfortunately looks dismal. It should be no surprise that the Republican
party is in turmoil when they can't put up a pro-enforcement immigration candidate. The Republican Platform is good on immigration enforcement but
that has not filtered down to the pandering anti-American candidates.
Crist has and is been adamantly pro-AMNESTY. 'Comprehensive Immigration
Enforcement' (AMNESTY) and enforcement are contradictory and mutually exclusive so Crist and other politicians who claim they are for
'Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement' AND enforcement are lying and pandering to the max.
Rubio, to his credit, says he is against AMNESTY but none of the citizens who lobbied for the 6 six FL bills that were blocked by Speaker Rubio
believe him for a micro-second. Martinez said he was against AMNESTY too and then launched a huge pro-AMNESTY effort. Actions speak louder than words.
FLIMEN has intentions to get even more involved in races but likely not in the FL Senate race unless a decent pro-enforcement candidate is found.Thanks for your interest.Let's keep in touch.
Dave Caulkett, VP
I'm a bit perplexed as to why they don't intend to get involved more in the Florida Senate race. They are a Florida institution. They have a clear agenda - immigration enforcement - which is likely to become a central issue in the race, if it hasn't already. Just because they don't have the picture perfect candidate does not seem me to be a sufficient reason to stay out of the fray altogether. Their reticence strikes me as analogous to those who refused to vote because McCain was too moderate for them. Unless the Constitution Party candidate Marshall DeRosa miraculuosly comes out as a viable contender that is "worthwhile" in FLIMEN's view, it appears at this point FLIMEN will take a seat on the sidelines for this game.
But given Rubio's publicly-stated position on illegal immigration, and chronicled in my previous post, it seems to me Rubio is becoming a "worthwhile candidate."
At any rate, I hope they reconsider and back a candidate.
At your service,