In a primary election-night shocker, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum emerged from a deep field of Democratic candidates to represent the party as its 2018 gubernatorial nominee. Now he'll run against Donald Trump toady and U.S. Congressman Ron DeSantis, who easily won the state's racist vote to destroy his Republican opponent, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.
I never imagined I would live to watch an African-American vie for the governor's mansion. Heck, it's no secret I threw my support behind my friend and former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, who finished a disappointing third. Now I'm really going to get to know Gillum and do everything I can to help him become the first black governor of Florida.
Everyone in the polling business needs to quit. This primary proves the polls are rigged. After the pollsters got it wrong when Trump beat Hillary Clinton in 2016, they fucked up again. For most of the primary race, most polls consistently had Congresswoman Gwen Graham leading by almost double digits. Levine usually landed in second place, with Gillum vying for third with billionaire Jeff Greene.
Gillum, a Bernie Sanders-endorsed progressive Democrat who reminds people of Barack Obama, will now go toe-to-toe with DeSantis and Trump's alt-right machine. This race will be the most racially charged one in Florida history.
The president is already attacking Gillum on Twitter:
This morning's tweet comes after the president spent the week gaslighting his base about November's elections. Trump reportedly told a roomful of evangelicals Monday there will be violence if Republicans lose the midterms. The National Rifle Association is already backing up the Brinks truck filled with Russian-laundered campaign money to defeat Gillum.
Not only did Congressman Ron DeSantis easily win the Republican Primary, but his opponent in November is his biggest dream....a failed Socialist Mayor named Andrew Gillum who has allowed crime & many other problems to flourish in his city. This is not what Florida wants or needs!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2018
The John Deere Trump voters and politicians will do everything to stop black and brown people from going to the polls in November. And the media will be right there, charging everybody up. It'll be Fox News, Breitbart, and Infowars versus CNN, MSNBC, and the New York Times.
It'll be like a Venezuelan election. We better put the National Guard on alert.