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I-95 corridor north of Jupiter could be key for Democrats in 2020

After the 2014 elections a narrative was churned out that Democrats could have won the statewide election by focusing on the I-10 corridor. I countered on these pages claiming the I-75 corridor was more important, something I continue to believe as Democratic fortunes in statewide races have continued to underwhelm. However, little or no time […]

In 2020, the GOP holds the slightest of edges in Florida

The common narrative among activists and those who are hopeful that Democrats will win Florida in 2020 is that President Trump is so unpopular and demographic shifts will deliver the state to the Democratic Presidential nominee. But the problem is Trump isn’t as unpopular in the state as many Democrats think (particularly among those most […]

Florida Democrats and Venezuela – subconsciously backing American imperialism in Latin America?

I was out of the country for several weeks so I only observed from a far much of the sprint Florida Democrats took in the last month toward a neoliberal/neoconservative position on Venezuela and Nicolas Maduro. Donald Trump’s Presidents Day “pep rally” at FIU which was built around the case for American intervention of some […]

Florida Democratic consultancy class is to blame for electoral failures.

Florida’s Democratic Party elite are exceptionally good at winning primaries and controlling the internal narrative yet exceptionally bad at winning general elections and understanding the electorate .  When you predict the first election accurately over the “experts”,you pat yourself on the back knowing that you were able to accurately predict the election and beat those […]

Florida Democrats – Participation medals and every person for themselves

WRITERS NOTE: WHEN I REFER TO “FLORIDA DEMOCRATS” OR “DEMOCRATS IN FLORIDA,” OR “THE PARTY” IN THIS ARTICLE I AM NOT REFERRING TO THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, WHICH AS A STANDALONE ENTITY IS NOT ITSELF THE OVERRIDING PROBLEM IN THIS STATE. I REFER TO A GROUP OF ELITES, MANY OF WHOM DO NOT HAVE ANY […]

Another Florida Democratic disaster. Wave doesn’t reach Florida. (UPDATED and EDITED)

Florida Democrats have once again struck out in a big way. For the third straight cycle the Democrats have been embarrassed in Florida.  But what made this cycle worse is it seemingly came against the tide nationally, which favored the Democrats heavily. Like 1998 and 2006, good national years for the Democrats were not replicated […]

Audio: The morning after for Florida

Brook Hines, Dave Trotter and Kartik Krishnaiyer discuss in a quick 15 minutes the biggest takeaway from Election Night in Florida at the top of the ticket.

Hey, Florida Democrat – Trump has never been as unpopular in this state as you think

Florida Democrats love personality-based politics. They love to run against something but not really stand for anything. They love floating various electoral theories publicly while doing the same basic flawed things over and over again. Well, unfortunately for Florida Democrats, making President Donald Trump, a part-time Floridian a bogeyman was a flawed strategy in so […]

Good riddance, Gwen Graham – a sure-fire loser in November is retired by the Democrats. Now let’s retire her handlers

I have a confession to make. I was going to have a hard time voting for Gwen Graham in November – regular readers of this site know this. I feel bad for Graham in a way – I’m not sure she was ever left to her own devices in this campaign – a badly bungled […]

Florida Progressives need to vote values not party – history informs of us why

As we approach another party primary which has been divisive, the calls for unity and coming together are as loud and nauseating as ever. As a longtime active Democrat in Florida, I’ve sacrificed principle and my values before to back deeply-flawed candidates who were nominated. In retrospect, doing this did nothing but further solidify a […]