Frank Torres, Orlando Freelance Reporter

Florida Politics vs. Ultimate Fighting (MMA) and some exiting news

In Uncategorized on September 24, 2010 at 5:25 pm

I’ve got a confession….I’ve already started making plans for after November 2nd.

You see, after the elections are over, a lot of people won’t want to hear about politics for a little while. If they aren’t already, they’ll be sick of the campaign ads, all of these state-trotting candidates will have they’re fates decided and things will go quiet for a little while.

It will be like spotting turkey, sitting in the fridge, a few days after Thanksgiving. You won’t want to look at it, let alone eat it.

That means a whole lot less TV for me and going back to my PR roots. It will be about working for my clients full time and getting them the publicity they deserve. Making sure qualified subject matter experts are getting exposure on TV, the speaking circuit, the web and in print. My biggest and most successful clients?

The Ultimate Fighters.

Anderson Silva is widely regarded as the best Mixed Martial Artist in the world.

Mixed Martial Artists that dominate Pay-Per view sales and are a lot tougher than most of us will ever be. A champion Mixed Martial Artist can either put us in a world of hurt (or unconsciousness) in a few seconds.

The sport does have some similarities to Florida politics however, let me explain.

Just like Mason-Dixon (Alex Sink) and Rasmussen (Rick Scott) polls disagree over who is winning the Governor’s race, fight judges often disagree as well: What the heck is going on with this race and these polls? This will almost certainly confuse everyone involved and at this point and I’m still going to call it a neck and neck race.

The Polls don't agree and sometimes the judges don't either

Talkin’ smack will make you popular but won’t always guarantee victory: How do you guys think Alan Grayson would do in the UFC? He is a pretty tall guy, he would have a reach advantage. Who knows? but you would make a lot more than $100 dollars. to punch him in the face. Grayson got to be one of the nation’s most popular congressman by talking a big game, but experts still call his congressional race a toss up.

You can’t say you’ve fully recovered, when you still have the bruises:Did you guys hear? The recession is over. It ended in June of 2009, according to a panel of economic experts and declared by the President’s administration. Well golly, I guess I should tell that to all of my unemployed family members and friends. Why publicize something like this, when its so obvious that this declaration will be ridiculed at ever opportunity? The President should have just as well, made this declaration on an aircraft carrier with a “Recession Over” banner behind him.

Yeah the fight might be over, but like our economy he's going to need a little bit of time to heal


I’m happy to announce that, I will be launching a second blog. This blog will be a lot more about Orlando and it’s people. I’ll have a little more freedom with my writing and not be confined purely to politics. Central Florida is one of the greatest places on Earth and I want to write about it as much as I can. Have a great weekend and God Bless!

Have a great weekend!

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