As long as I can remember, I have always heard people say that in a national election you have to pay attention to Florida. I always wondered why, and as I got older I began to realize why.
I’m not so ancient that Willard Scott is going to wish me a Happy Birthday on The Today Show, but I’m not fresh out of high school either. About four years ago my wife and I decided it was time to move down to Florida.
We packed the car up, paid a moving van and drove down. When we arrived, we would spend the first couple of weeks driving around with family that lived down here getting ourselves used to where everything was. One thing we noticed is that there are license plates from almost every other state. Every state comes here, so if you think about it Florida is a good poll of how the rest of the country is going to vote.
COVIV-19 from a political point of view has been a moving target and at times a hot potato.
When it first was introduced to America in January, the left tried to accuse President Trump of using it to stop immigration and travelers from China from coming over because he was a racist.
Issued on: January 31, 2020, President Trump signed the; Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
We are in the midst of a crisis with the coronavirus. We need to lead the way with science — not Donald Trump’s record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering. He is the worst possible person to lead our country through a global health emergency.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) February 1, 2020
The Biden campaign seemed to change their tune on April 3rd saying Biden backed Trump’s China travel ban. Since then the Biden position has been all over the map.
It seems to me that because of his position, his campaign members in Florida has not been able to go door to door canvassing or been prevented from hold voters registration events, resulting in the GOP coming on strong in registered voters
Top Florida Democrats and longtime activists are rumored to be lamenting in private that they feel pressure from Joe Biden’s campaign to refrain from door-to-door canvassing or holding voter registration drives due to the potential spread of the coronavirus and fears of muddying his messaging on the pandemic.
In the absence of such efforts, a concerted drive by President Donald Trump’s Florida campaign to register voters has helped cut the state’s long-standing Democratic advantage to fewer than 185,000 voters, a gap of just 1.3 percentage points, according to data from the Florida Division of Elections released this week.
Now only 40 days out the democrats in the state are getting very nervous over the massive jump in Republican voter registrations in the state, leading some activists to criticize the Biden campaign for preventing them from going door-to-door to get people signed up.
Republicans have been canvassing Florida neighborhoods for months. Their door-to-door registration campaign has yielded spectacular results.