Being as I'm not on the ground, I'd love to have an opportunity to learn more about the current crop of GDI & Independent leaders at UF. Normally what you're reading would be sent out to leaders on a personal basis, almost in interview-format. Today, I'm not only asking those same leaders, but I'm opening up the format to the general readership.
With the exception of the Spring 2006, when this blog split its endorsement between Swamp & Unite, this is a GDI blog.
Please post comments. What have O&B's leaders tried to do? Where have they failed? What positive qualities do you like about them? I always hear the system people knock the Minority for 'too much talk and too little work,' so here's your opportunity. Also, I'd really to hear about bills, resolutions, dissents. I'd like to know what YOU think. Who has Tommy's backing? Mark & Sam - I know hardly anything about this "rivalry."
Where are the women in today's Independent movement? Who are they?
"This supposed 'rivalry' simply does not exist. Sam and I share the same long-term goal for the independent movement, the complete destruction of the FBK backed system. As we are both very assertive and strong willed, this occasionally leads to some behind the scenes conflict over minor tactical issues. However, this type of competition of ideas is what keeps the Orange and Blue Party one step ahead of Gator. Everyone forcefully advocates their position and only the best proposals move forward. I would like to think that Sam and I bring out the best in each other, just as Kyle Huey brings out the best in Ben Cavataro or Cain Norris brings out the best in Joe Trimboli."
-- Mark McShera