Florida’s presidential primary comes to a head today as voters go to the polls and Republican leaders are saying that the contest could ultimately decide which one of the candidates wins the nomination — just what legislators wanted when they set up a committee last year that upended the GOP’s plans for a carefully orchestrated voting calendar.
As the State of Florida trudges through the sludge of an oft-stalled economy, the argument between private-sector versus public-sector jobs is again the topic of conversation. Should government provide more jobs or should we allow the free market to self-correct and create more jobs without intervention?
With poll results showing each of them surging at different points of the week and with the enormous stakes of Tuesday’s Florida presidential primary, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney face different challenges as each takes the stage for tonight’s debate in Jacksonville.
The GOP presidential candidates squared off in Florida on Monday night, with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney attacking former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia early in the debate. Romney repeatedly challenged Gingrich on his work with Freddie Mac, calling him an “influence peddler” at the government-sponsored mortgage giant that was later bailed out with billions of taxpayer dollars, after the meltdown of the housing market.