‘Compassionate capitalist’ John Morgan has ‘no clue’ on indie run for governor

Trial lawyer John Morgan talks about his distaste for the Democratic and Republican parties in a new video.

Trial lawyer John Morgan, until last week the target of much speculation as a potential Democratic candidate for Florida governor, said today he doesn’t fit in with Democrats or Republicans and currently has “no clue and no thoughts” about a potential independent run in 2018.

Morgan announced Friday he wouldn’t run as Democrat and would switch his voter registration to independent.

In a video posted on his Twitter account this afternoon, Morgan offered “some of my thoughts on what I was thinking before making my decision this past week.”

Morgan called himself a “compassionate capitalist” who is “somewhere in the middle” between Republicans and Democrats. He mentioned two Republican friends he says he often agrees with: Florida Senate President-designate Bill Galvano and House Speaker Richard Corcoran, though he specifically noted he differs with Corcoran’s support for charter schools.

Morgan faulted Republicans for pushing a tax reform plan in Congress that Morgan says will benefit the rich and blow up the national debt.

“These conservatives are not conservative at all,” Morgan said.

“The Democratic Party, it seems like just give away, give away, free, free, free,” Morgan said. “I’m a person that believes that you spend what you have and when you don’t have any more you stop spending.”

Morgan added: “People are asking me, ‘Are you going to run as an independent?’ I have no clue and no thoughts about that right now. I’m in my budget meetings right now for all my businesses.”




Author: George Bennett

George Bennett has been a Palm Beach Post reporter since 1992. He grew up in Bethesda, Md. and is a graduate of The George Washington University. Follow him on Twitter @gbennettpost

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