BY BUDDY NEVINS
While the Democrats are partying in Charlotte, Broward Republicans are organizing.
The Republicans plan a Super Saturday Volunteer Opportunity this weekend, with volunteers here joining hundreds across the state.
They will be campaigning for the GOP –The Romeny/Ryan ticket, of course. They will also be working to defeat Democratic U. S. Sen. Bill Nelson and help any local Republicans like congressional candidate Adam Hasner.
The volunteers will knock on doors and operate phone banks.
Broward Republicans hope to reach 10,000 likely-Broward voters.
“We also have local Republican clubs that (are) organizing walks in all corners of Broward County. We can connect you with these clubs. Register now by clicking the link above to let us know when you can help!” a news release from the Broward County Republican Party says.
The operation will be handled from the three Romney/Ryan HQ’s in Broward – Pompano Beach, Coral Springs and Fort Lauderdale.
Here is the math:
The Romney/Ryan team can’t win Broward. But if they cut into the margin of victory for President Barack Obama in this heavily-Democratic county, the president loses the state.
Obama won Broward a margin of victory of roughly 255,000. He only won Florida by 237,000. So you can see the importance of local Democrats.
This year, the Obama team figures they need to carry Broward by at least 220,000 to win Florida.
The question will be if the Obama ground operation here — an operation that has remained largely invisible to this voter so far — can produce the big turnout that Democrats need.
Local Democratic activists candidly say they doubt whether Broward can deliver. The excitement is gone and the local party is divided.
Meanwhile, Broward Republicans are on fire. What is powering them is not the tepid Romney/Ryan ticket.
Republicans hate Obama. They absolutely, positively hate him and will do anything to defeat him.
This hate is helping the GOP draw volunteers.
Democrats could counter anything the GOP does in Broward with a massive turnout.
We’ll soon see if the Ds can deliver.
Democratic activist Ken Evans and Broward Party Boss Mitch Ceasar in Charlotte
While Ds like Evans and Ceasar were in Charlotte, the Broward sent this e-mail blast and posted it in several places on the Internet:
Join the Romney/Ryan Campaign Today!
Help all of our Republican candidates in Broward County!
The election this November will once again come down to Florida and the Romney/Ryan Team needs our help to ensure victory on election day! Now that the convention is over, it’s time for the final push! We need your help! Our Victory Offices across the state will be participating–You will be joining hundreds of volunteers throughout Florida, making phone calls and knocking on doors in your local neighborhood to let other Floridians know how the policies of Republican Party candidates will help to finally get our national economy back on the right track.
We are phone banking and walking precincts right now, and we need your help! There are three Romney/Ryan Victory office locations in Broward County! We also have local Republican clubs that organizing walks in all corners of Broward County. We can connect you with these clubs. Register now by clicking the link above to let us know when you can help! In an effort to show strong support for the Romney/Ryan ticket in Florida, we are also assembling coalitions of people who have similar interests. By simply adding your name to a coalition, you can help show other undecided voters that Mitt Romney has strong support from Florida voters with similar affiliations. This simple task can make a difference in Florida, so please take a moment to click on the link above to join one or more coalitions in support of Mitt Romney.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 954-941-7775 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Once again, if you are interested in a Super Saturday event this weekend in Broward, please sign up HERE.
I appreciate your efforts & support for victory in November.