Election Is Over!





It’s over.

If you already weren’t convinced that the Democrats have again let the governor and U. S. Senate races slip from their fingers, the following is two bits of news.

The newspaper today the very heavily GOP community at the end of Florida’s Turnpike call The Villages says: 

“Sumter County may have just opened its early voting sites on Tuesday, but it’s already No. 1. 

When the first day of early in-person voting ended in Sumter, the county already had achieved about a 20.8% turnout rate — the highest in the state thus far.”

The overwhelming votes in Sumter County, home of The Villages, are surely Republican.

And then there is this: 

“Governor Ron DeSantis and Sen. Marco Rubio hold double digit leads over their Democratic opponents, a new poll shows.”

The poll is from the University of North Florida. The report was published in newspapers across the state, including Jacksonville, Tallahassee, West Palm Beach and many others. 


We’ve seen it all before. For decades the Democrats have whittled away their former lead in Florida through incompetence and positions that they can not adequately explain to the public.

Years of Democratic losses have evaporated the party’s organization in much of the state.

Few, if any, activists in huge swaths of the state means no Democratic party clubs. Hardly any precinct committee people. No one to carry the Democratic message to the grassroots.

Added to that mix are DeSantis’ political skills. He is perhaps the most able politician in the governor’s mansion in many, many years.

As a campaigner, he can sum up his stance in the one simply sentence he often uses to greet supporters: “Welcome to free state of Florida.”

His voters interpret the sentence to mean freedom from regulation. Freedom from government overreach. Freedom from high taxes.

Meanwhile, Crist has trouble succinctly explaining his positions.

DeSantis may be the bane of the New York Times, MSNBC, Brooklyn Heights and Beverly Hills. But his appeal in Florida just keeps growing and not just among Republicans. If the latest poll numbers are believe, he is winning some Democrats and many registered independents, too.

Right now DeSantis is beating Crist 55 to 41 percent, according to that UNF survey. The results has been mirrored in other polls.

It’s a disaster for the Democrats and they seem to know it.

The crowds at DeSantis rallies are excited and energized. The few who show up for Crist are listless, going through the motions.

Florida is no longer a swing state…if it ever was one.

Florida is Deep, Deep Red….and getting redder.

Although it appears that the statewide contests are over, some local races are still in play. Especially the campaigns for School Board and for judges. Tamarac, Plantation, Dania Beach and Fort Lauderdale also have particularly spirited races. 

Florida’s big races may be foregone conclusions. You vote can still make a difference in the county and city you live in by voting.


10 Responses to “Election Is Over!”

  1. zigy says:

    buddy, the truth he ha been a great governor

  2. Dean Ledbetter says:

    Buddy, I wish I had you confidence. The reason I doubt is that I do not trust polls, Neither do I trust those who will count the votes, especially in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami- Dade Counties. Oh I have already voted for DeSantis and Rubio, but I do not even know if my ballot will count for anything. The democrats feel a moral superiority to those they all racist, extremists, white supremists and so anything they do is morally justified, illegal or not. Why should I trust people who think so poorly of me and my political party. The integrity of elections in democrat strong holds is very doubtful.

  3. Harry T Jones says:

    Greatest governor ever.

  4. Remaining D says:

    It seems like every election they put up Charlie Crist. The Democrats need a fresh face

  5. Tell the truth says:

    Charlie Crist had a second guv term in hand when he let his oversized political ambitions get the better of him to seek the Senate. Had he truly served the people of Florida. Instead we were inflicted with two terms of Rick Scott. And the pathetic poor design of the 2018 ballot in Broward gave Scott a six year Senate term by about 10,000 votes. I’m betting no chance of Scott being re-elected in 2024.

  6. The Real Truth says:

    Charlie should have appointed himself.

  7. Real Deal says:

    Ron DeSantis is haunted by personal demons that are easy to identify. A great governor acts decisively but in a balanced way, with humility. They don’t engage in stunts like the one he pulled with the Texan asylees. They don’t remove people from office either without more than ample cause. It is his constant need for applause that feeds his demons. But those acts are abuses of power. We saw it also on the COVID front, great governors would act with more caution and concern for the impact their decisions had on people’s health. Beyond any doubt, his COVID rules caused more deaths in Florida than there should have been. But the visible sign of his demons comes when he’s set on any stage without an imbalance of power in his favor. When he can’t be a bully.
    Look at all of his debates, past and present, there’s this pathetic look of frustrated terror on his face when presented with tough questions he’d prefer not to answer. When put to the test, DeSantis chokes. He knows this about himself and to compensate projects extra “strength” to his actions, but he confuses strength with abuse of power. And that’s his undoing. Yes, he’s done some good things but I just don’t trust him. Crist has a pathology and a history of his own, but on balance I find him more sensible, more centered and much less edgy. Jeb had that quality. Jeb had a point of view but he wasn’t offensive and showed respect to others. Scott to a lesser degree. He’s simply a wierd guy but even he was more grounded than DeSantis. I want to see that grounded sense of balance in every governor. DeSantis does not pass the test. Now, he might very well win this thing times being what they are, we play color wars rather than elect the best candidate. But he is not the best person for the job. He simply isn’t. And even less so if he runs for president. Ron DeSantis has dangerous personal demons in control if his character and decisions. He has shown that he cannot be trusted with great power.

  8. City Activist Robert Walsh says:

    # 7.Spoken like a true Protestant.I don’t find Senator Scott weird,he s kinda right everyone should pay something ( tax).Also I think the Demos went heavy w/ Abortion.I as an Independent,many others feel it’s woman’s choice to murder their unborn fetus.
    However this ” choice” I & others in my boat don’t want this choice ( woman’s) shoved down our throats.
    My God every as for Charlie / others Abortion, abortion, abortion…,I mean why didn’t Crist go after Big Ron for the Disney fiasco.Pissing off Disney,r u kidding me,not a word.
    As far as Big Ron doing shitty in the Debate ,I kept hearing the ” only donkey out to pasture his Charlie,” followed by applause.
    No,Big Ron will get another 4 yrs,but he will run for President,& lose..

  9. GOPapa says:

    Today, Nov 8 2022, the day when Florida finally buries Democrats.

  10. Count LF Chodkiewicz Chudzikiewicz says:

    You can’t turn over a Liberal Democratic Party to Real Estate Interests Lobbyists n Non Profit executives as the Dems did in Florida without going down hill. Miami Dade was doomed two years ago when the Democratic electeds n developers let a lobbyist undercut Biden n Congressional Democratic candidates so Republicans would go easy ON HIS DEMOCRATIC CLIENT FOR COUNTY MAYOR who he could lobby as he does with Dan Gelber on Miami Beach for former Mayor Phil Levine’s real estate schemes.