Rick Scott: Winner Of Florida Straw Poll Will Be President (VIDEO)

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) — like any decent governor — holds his state in high regard. So high, in fact, that he says the winner of Florida’s straw poll this week will be the next president.

But a number of Republican presidential hopefuls aren’t even participating. That doesn’t matter, Scott says, because even if you’re not participating … you’re participating.“Even if you say you’re not participating, basically everyone knows your positions, they’re watching the debates,” he said on Fox News on Saturday. “… What’s the difference?”

To name a few of the non-participating participants: Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Jon Huntsman.

Scott said he isn’t endorsing any candidate yet. “We’ve got a lot of great candidates that would be great presidents,” he said. “I like a healthy debate.”

Watch the video:

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