Tag Archives: Ron DeSantis

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 […]

Rick Scott’s Friday Night Massacre undercut Ron DeSantis’ early good work and could tilt the 2020 Presidential Election

Governor Rick Scott has pulled a coup – a Friday Night Massacre that potentially will hand Florida’s 2020 Electoral College votes to the Republican nominee for President – be that President Trump or someone else.  Outgoing Governor Rick Scott waited until late on a Friday to complete a naked power grab. After years of ignoring […]

Data tells us racism DID NOT fuel the Gillum/Nelson vote split. In fact the data may shock you…

Election night and the morning after many around the Democratic Party and the national chattering classes were spinning that racism must have been the reason Bill Nelson received more votes than Andrew Gillum statewide (outside ballot error-driven Broward County). I pushed back on this suggestion because I don’t like the Democrats obsession with race and […]

2018 Governor’s numbers showed geographic shifts of both party bases continues

Democrats have been able in the last two election Gubernatorial election cycles to effectively further minimize Republican strength in urban areas. Comparing 2010 when Alex Sink ran a campaign which appealed to moderate voters, those dissatisfied with President Obama’s job performance and classic rural Democrats, once the bedrock of the party in this state with […]

Sorry elites. Florida proved again it is Trump Country.

Florida’s 2018 Election confirmed one thing – a closely polarized state it remains, but that Donald Trump can rally the GOP base and carry Republicans through close elections better than any member of his party in this era.  Trump, a part-time resident of the state is more popular and connected in this state than any […]

Ron DeSantis and Broward County: A huge opportunity to build a reform resume

Broward County is front and center of in the 2018 Florida recount controversies, The county is again in the national headlines for the wrong reasons. Whether it’s school shootings, elected officials being thrown in jail, a bomb suspect arrested or a ponzi schemer being caught, Broward, Florida’s second most populated county has quite a rap […]

Opinion: Florida’s Governor’s Race has been dumb and dumber. Nelson is the clear choice for Senate.

This column represents the views of Kartik Krishnaiyer alone and no other writer affiliated with this site.  Florida already has a bad reputation for various reasons. Perhaps much of this owes itself to a national press that since the late 1990’s has been seemingly obsessive about anything related to the state. But another aspect of […]

Trump’s coded antisemitism puts Florida’s Jews at far more risk than Andrew Gillum ever could

Editors note: Portions of this piece are from previous TFS’ articles which have become timely in this moment of tragedy  Donald Trump personally is not antisemitic we are told over and over again. I accept that statement, I suppose – but George Wallace wasn’t a racist personally and yet he conjured up racist anger not […]

Big sugar and the 2018 Florida election

Following eight years of Rick Scott’s anti-environmental administration, cleaning up and resorting the Everglades water quality and flows which is mandated by a court order is further behind schedule than imaginable. Scott’s alliance with sugar barons in southern Florida has been mirrored by a legislature unwilling to stand up to the industry with the exception […]

Democrats cheering on Ron DeSantis should be careful what they wish for

In the past few weeks, I have heard from more than a handful of Democrats who haven’t learned a powerful past lesson of Republican primaries in Florida – cheering on the most extreme right-wing candidate for an office and hoping to face them in November has often meant that candidate wins the office outright. But […]