Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-Miami, is not mincing words when discussing his opponents in the highly publicized race for U.S. Senate.
During a Thursday night conference call, which included several African-American political figures including Meek’s mother, Meek was short and to-the-point. Meek stressed the importance of mobilizing Floridians to vote early: “There are 650,000 registered Democrats over Republicans in this state. This is all about awakening the sleeping giants.”
But Meek didn’t strictly discuss get-out-the-vote efforts. Calling his opponents “two very dangerous” candidates, Meek claimed that neither Marco Rubio nor Charlie Crist would be the right fit for Florida.
“Marco Rubio [is for] the privatization of Medicare and Medicaid and for rolling back the advancement of student loans for children,” Meek said. “And Charlie Crist is not going to be able to cut the mustard when it comes to our children and grandchildren.” Meek veered slightly off the Senate race to discuss gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott, whom he said will “make the next four years rough” for the state.
Meek made several spiritual references during the conference call, at one point even referencing a verse from Ephesians: “We are dealing with spiritual wickedness in high places. We must inspire people to vote [and] mobilize people to the polls with out leadership.”