Larry Thornberry, writing at The American Spectator, deftly sums up the current gubernatorial race in Florida. Andrew Gillum, backed by Bernie Sanders, “head of the Crazy Uncle Division of American socialism,” will face Ron DeSantis, “a solid conservative endorsed by Donald Trump,” in the race.
Something to keep in mind when analyzing the results of Tuesday’s primary elections is that most Florida snowbirds, including Dick Young, were not present at the polls. This is a demographic that leans conservative and, once returned to the warmth of Florida in November, will have a major impact on what could be a close race.
Thornberry writes (abridged):
The Bernie Sanders/Al Sharpton wing of the party is in control among Florida Democrats.
Witness the surprise selection in Tuesday’s primary of Andrew Gillum, the far-left former mayor of Tallahassee, as the Democrat candidate for governor. Sanders campaigned for Gillum asking Floridians to elect a “real progressive” who will lead a “political revolution.”
Gillum gives Bernie, head of the Crazy Uncle Division of American socialism, much credit for his come-from-behind win.
Blacks and young people turned out in force to vote for the guy they hope will be Florida’s first black governor.
A quick review of Gillum’s platform – a $15 an hour minimum wage, Medicare for all, more gun control, more corporate taxes, spending to head off climate change, even more incontinent spending on education, abolishing ICE, and impeaching Donald Trump.
On the Republican side, Jacksonville Congressman Ron DeSantis, a solid conservative endorsed by Donald Trump, won easily over former congressman and current Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.
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