Author Archives: The Florida Squeeze

TFS Editorial: Is the new FDP President the right person for the job?

Florida Squeeze Pod: FDP President says poor (white) folks don’t vote issues By now you have heard about the reprehensible comments made by Florida Democratic Party President Sally Boynton Brown where she argued that people who are struggling to make ends meet do not vote on “issues.” Instead they vote because they are emotional beings. Unable […]

Flashback Friday: The “Graham Cracker” ticket wins the 1978 Election

Editors note: With Gwen Graham’s entrance into the Governor’s race recently, we have some recollections of the origins of the 1978 race where Graham’s father, Bob emerged from dark horse to Democratic nominee and then to Governor.  Noted Florida historian and author Robert Buccellato gives this vivid account of the origins of the Graham juggernaut that would […]

Flashback Friday: Underdog Bob Graham pursues the 1978 Democratic Nomination

Editors note: With Gwen Graham’s entrance into the Governor’s race this week, we have some recollections of the origins of the 1978 race where Graham’s father, Bob emerged from dark horse to Democratic nominee. Noted Florida historian and author Robert Buccellato gives this vivid account of the origins of the Graham juggernaut that would win five […]

Poll: Should Governor Scott veto the budget?

Governor Scott has aggressively used his “Let’s Get to Work” political committee to attack Republican lawmakers the last several weeks on spending priorities. The deal reached yesterday between the House and Senate was a compromise between an extremely ideologically-charged anti-government budget that came out of the House and a more reasonable one that came out […]

Who is your preferred choice for Governor? Some questions to weigh.

The field for the 2018 Governor’s race is beginning to take shape. Here are a series of polls for our TFS readers to answer. Consider this an unscientific benchmark for our readers.

FDP Chair Bittel announces Bernie Sanders as keynote Florida Blue speaker

Editors Note April 2, 2017 – This was of course an April Fools’ Joke.  In an exclusive to the Florida Squeeze, Florida Democratic Party Chair Stephen Bittel says he is a dyed-in-the-wool “Bernie Bro,” and has his sights set on bringing the most-popular-politician-in-America on board as this year’s Florida Blue keynote speaker. “You know, the whole time Debbie Wassserman-Schultz […]

Poll: Democratic dynasties – Clinton’s and Obama’s in 2020?

  It’s no secret the Democrats lack a deep bench of Presidential hopefuls or even younger fresher-faced leaders at all levels nationally. With this in mind and the dynastic nature of American politics which has just gotten stronger over the last 50 years, would you favor an outside-the-box Chelsea Clinton or Michelle Obama candidacy in […]