“Florida Democrats believed 2018 would be different.”
Democrats believe every race will be different, until it’s not. Gillum lost because he made the same fatal mistake every black progressive makes: running away from blackness. He did not have a black agenda. He was afraid to even say ‘black’. I was on his media list and received well over 100, possibly 200 emails and not one spoke to the condition of blacks in Florida.
He bet on coalition building at the expense of black people. See how that worked out.
Florida Democrats face an existential crisis after Gillum’s loss in race for governor
Florida Democrats have lost three consecutive races for governor by margins of 1 percentage point or less. After Andrew Gillum’s loss to Ron DeSantis, party strategists, boosters and pundits are struggling to find answers as they head into 2020.