Bill Wohlsifer (LPF), candidate for Attorney General in the state of Florida, knows he is looked at as the quintessential underdog by most Floridians. He is a third party candidate in a political system that has been largely run by the two behemoth parties for basically all of American history.
This does not frighten the man who wants to be the next Attorney General of Florida, though. He understands that even though he is looking at an uphill battle where he is left off of straw polls, and is being all but completely ignored by the media, his message is one that speaks to the people of Florida.
Even with the media brownout, Bill Wohlsifer continues on the campaign trail, spreading a message that deals with the issues Floridians truly care about. This is apparent with recent polls showing Bill receiving between 5 and 7 percent of the vote, even with being left of mock ballots being produced by Supervisors of Elections in counties across the state.
Especially glaring is the fact that these polls also show that roughly 16 percent of the voters are unsure on which of the candidates would best represent them as their Attorney General. Mr. Wohlsifer believes if he can prove to those constituents he is the candidate who cares about their vision for the future of Florida he will be polling at 23 percent, and will only be 10 percent away from a victory in the three way race.
There are many allegories that can be drawn about Bill Wohlsifer and his quest for being elected the next Attorney General of Florida. Some may cite Frank Sinatra, and that ant trying to move a rubber tree plant. Others may cite the biblical tale of David, fighting the massive Goliath. Yet it seems as though the most fitting is the children’s tale of the Little Engine That Could. Even with all of the odds stacked against him, he continues to trudge on, working all day every day to earn every vote, having complete faith that the people of Florida will hear his message.
Whether Mr. Wohlsifer is seen as a brave David, or a confident Little Engine That Could, it is obvious to all who meet him that, even as a first time and third party candidate, he is campaigning for the people of Florida, more so than the candidates from the other two parties.
Matt Wright is a writer and political activist living in south Florida. He has a BS in communications and is currently working for the Bill Wohlsifer for Attorney General campaign. To hear more from Matt you can follow him on Twitter at @mrwright79 or Like him on Facebook.