After a review of Florida’s top four U.S. Senate candidates’ positions on national security issues, the Better Florida Alliance today released “National Security Report Cards” that voters can use to better understand the positions of each candidate.
“The United States faces growing threats around the world, made worse by enhanced military and technological advances of nations and rogue terrorist groups that do not share our views on freedom and personal liberty,” said Brian Burgess, spokesman for Better Florida Alliance. “That’s why we believe national security must be an extremely high priority for the person we elect to send to the United States Senate.”
The report cards examined three primary areas, assigned a letter grade for each area, and then calculated an overall composite grade for the candidate. Here are report cards for each candidate:
*Does the candidate articulate a viable plan to defeat ISIS?
*Has the candidate made any statements consistent with that plan?
*Is the plan comprehensive and substantive? i.e.more than just talking points?
*Is the plan aggressive and achievable?
Strong National Defense:
*Does the candidate articulate a vision for sustaining US military supremacy in the world?
*Has the candidate made any statements consistent with that vision?
*Is the vision comprehensive and substantive? i.e.more than just talking points?
Preventing a Nuclear Iran / Supporting Israel
*Does the candidate support or oppose the Iran nuclear deal?
*If the candidate supports the deal, did he express any caveats or reservations?
*What is the candidate’s stance on defending Israel?
*Has the candidate made any statements counter to that stated position?
*Does the candidate articulate a belief that Israel is a sovereign state and that any “two state solution” must be negotiated directly between Palestinians and Israel, and not through any third party?