Just days ago, John Morgan was a Democrat leading polls to be governor in Florida.
Instead, he has left the party altogether.
This, along with revelations of nomination rigging by Donna Brazile and rampant sexual misconduct cases, is further proof of the unraveling of the left.
And I can’t muster enthusiasm for any of today’s politicians. They are all the same. Both parties. I plan to register as an Independent and when I vote, vote for the lesser of two evils. And if I ever ran, run as an Independent. #ForThePeople
— John Morgan (@JohnMorganESQ) November 24, 2017
As reported by TampaBay
John Morgan, the pugilistic lawyer famous for his firm’s “For the People” advertisements, announced Friday morning that he will not enter Florida’s race for governor as a Democrat.
But Morgan wrote the Times in an email that he still may run as an independent.
“I never say never,” Morgan wrote.
“I can’t muster enthusiasm for any of today’s politicians. They are all the same. Both parties,” Morgan tweeted. “I plan to register as an Independent and when I vote, vote for the lesser of two evils. And if I ever ran, run as an Independent.”
Morgan told the Times that “both political parties speak to the fringes and not to the people. #forthepeople.”
With vast personal wealth, considerable charm and charisma, and what was expected to be broad populist appeal, Morgan was widely seen as the strongest Democratic candidate for governor. A February Tampa Bay Times poll of Florida political insiders found that a plurality of respondents agreed.