Loss Of A True Statesman: Florida Governor And Senator Bob Graham!

The state of Florida and the nation has lost a true statesman, former Governor and Senator Bob Graham, who passed away at the age of 87.

Graham was a class act as Florida Governor from 1979-1987, and as a US Senator from 1987-2005.

A leader who was of Presidential stature, he was on the short list for Vice President for Bill Clinton in 1992 and Al Gore in 2000, and briefly sought the Presidency himself in 2004.

He was a very effective governor of the Sunshine state, a true star when compared to recent Republican governors Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis. His emphasis was on promotion of the environment and advancement of education.

Graham was Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee from 2001-2003, and worked to oppose the Iraq War under George W. Bush as based on faulty intelligence.

A half brother with the same last name, Phil Graham, came to own the Washington Post.

Florida has not been the same politically since Democrats such as Bob Graham left office, and as Republicans took over state government and domination of Congressional seats.

4 comments on “Loss Of A True Statesman: Florida Governor And Senator Bob Graham!

  1. Rational Lefty April 18, 2024 4:55 pm

    Mike Johnson is supposedly planning to have votes for Israel aid and Ukraine aid on Saturday.

  2. Pragmatic Progressive April 20, 2024 11:26 am

    The House voted Friday in a bipartisan manner to advance a key foreign aid package, a significant step in sending aid to Ukraine and Israel and setting up a final vote as soon as Saturday.

    In an extraordinary move, more Democrats (165) supported the measure than Republicans (151). The Democratic votes were necessary to overcome opposition from Speaker Mike Johnson’s right flank, who will likely only increase their calls to oust him.


  3. Princess Leia April 20, 2024 2:02 pm

    House finally passes Ukraine aid bill.
    House passes bill providing aid to Indo-Pacific region.
    House passes bill that includes potential TikTok ban.

  4. Princess Leia April 20, 2024 2:10 pm

    House passes bill providing aid to Israel.

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