Bush star power with Scott and GOP Cabinet slate in Orlandoby Dara Kam | October 30th, 2010
ORLANDO _ Florida GOP political icon Jeb Bush pumped up support for the Republican statewide candidates at a rally in Orlando this morning.
About 150 supporters crowded into a hangar at a private airport in Orlando to cheer on gubernatorial candidate, who made the Orlando event his first on the fifth day of his week-long statewide bus tour.
“There’s a cloud on our state. I think there’s a lot of pessimism in our state right now. I think we need a can-do leader that lifts the cloud,” Bush said in his introduction of Rick Scott. “I want a tax cutting, budget cutting, job creating governor and Rick Scott is the one.”
The rally was the first event on the fifth day of Scott’s week-long statewide sweep leading up to Election Day.
Bush and his lieutenant governor pumped up the crowd for the GOP Cabinet slate, who also joined Scott on the platform with Bush and his former lieutenant governor Toni Jennins.
Scott kept to his jobs, jobs, jobs theme in a brief speech before heading to a Tea Party rally in Jacksonville.
“All of us up here know we create jobs by getting government out of your life…and an attitude that business people are the lifeblood of the country,” he said.
Bush praised Scott to reporters after the brief event.
“I think he’s the right guy for the right time,” he said.
Bush said he was disappointed in Gov. Charlie Crist, who abandoned the GOP to run as an independent in the U.S. Senate race against Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Kendrick Meek.
“He responds to heat and light” rather than being true to his core convictions, Bush said.
Scott’s Democratic opponent Alex Sink is slated to be in Orlando later this morning.