As we continue our deep-dive analysis into the Florida Democratic Party’s problems here are some of the top lines of what we’ve uncovered. This process has yielded far more cracks in the party’s facade than we had originally anticipated so we are continuing the conversation into January, and will issue a report when finished.
Each of these top lines have several components we will elaborate on in the report.
1. Tribalism: Geographical and Organizational Based
2. Geographical ignorance
3. Historical institutional ignorance
4. Demographic ignorance
5. Lack of communication at all levels
6. Shifting of critical party-building responsibilities from the party to outside entities
7. Shift from a party-focused to candidate-focused or outside-entity structure
8. Consultancy ‘gravy train’, and the cycle of recycling
9. Reliance on ‘bad money’.
10. DECs: becoming social clubs, debating societies and not institutions of political growth
11. Party and candidate media are not able to keep up with changing events. No rapid response.
12. Asking for free work instead of paying consultants or staff
13. Superiority complex of party officials, elected officials and key stakeholder