Rick Scott Explains How to Win Elections at America First Conclave
US senator. Rick Scott used its platform at America First Agenda Summit Monday to offer advice to potential candidates on how they might win the election themselves.
Scott participated in a panel discussion calling for an “energy independent” America with two members of the US House and the former governor of Texas. Rick Perry. But the topics went beyond drilling for oil to drilling for votes.
“We need to talk about why we’re better for people,” Scott, who currently chairs the Republican National Senate Committeesaid.
“Everything is on our side. that of Joe Biden not going to get better,” Scott added.
“Great candidates, great environment, fundraise,” was how Scott summed up the Republican challenge for the 2022 cycle.
When asked if he should give advice to a Senate candidate, Scott offered a number of tips.
“I’ve only had one Primary and three Generals, so I’m not an expert on this,” Scott noted, before dropping his knowledge.
“The first thing is nobody will vote for you unless they think you care about them,” Scott said. “The first thing you need to do is show people that you really care and really understand what problem they are facing.”
Scott also stressed the “competence” and the need to “talk about issues that people care about”.
“Don’t talk about things they don’t care about,” Scott warned, citing gas prices, food prices and formula shortages as good topics, as well as “their kids don’t learn don’t have the right things in school and live in bad neighborhoods, stuff like that.
“That’s what people are interested in,” Scott said.
Scott added that candidates should talk about their backgrounds and why they are different, citing Pennsylvania Mehmet Oz as someone who will win because he tells his story.
“He is ready to tell his story. Here is a guy whose family came from Turkey. He broke his ass and had success and he does it because he wants the same for everyone,” Scott said. “How not to vote for someone like that?
Fundraising is also key, Scott noted.
“If you’re not willing to ask everyone and their brother for every penny they have, don’t go into this job,” Scott said. “Because it’s part of the job. You need to fundraise to get your message across.