Andrew Gillum, a Flailing Flim-Flam Artist

The American Spectator | 10/23/2018 | Staff
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Wags call Florida God’s waiting room. It is a state full of seniors, many of them self-imposed exiles from New York and the Northeast. Unlike Andrew Gillum, they don’t fear warming; they seek it. They don’t clamor for higher taxes; they avoid them. President Trump warns that a victorious Gillum could turn Florida into Venezuela. An equally undesirable possibility is that he could turn Florida into New York, burdened by higher taxes, stupid regulations, an anti-business ethos, candyass gun restrictions, high crime, and sanctuary cities. Then where do New York exiles go? American Samoa?

Clueless Big Apple pundits say Gillum will enjoy high and enthusiastic black turnout. I am not so sure. “Blacks like that Florida is a pro-gun state,” observed a Florida resident. “I know plenty of African-Americans who say they won’t vote for Gillum because he is planning on taking away the concealed gun permit.”

Floridians - Gillum-Ron - DeSantis - Debate - CNN

The Floridians with whom I spoke either didn’t see the Gillum-Ron DeSantis debate on CNN Sunday night or saw it and thought Gillum behaved like a demagogic hack and flim-flam artist. One man I met at a Daytona Beach cafe commented, “How can you take him seriously when he accuses DeSantis of racism based on DeSantis innocently using the non-racist phrase ‘monkey with’?”

DeSantis got points from Floridians for his command of the facts, as befits a former prosecutor. Gillum, by contrast, avoided specifics and trafficked in hacky lines, such as “I believe in science” (unlike the Republicans, blah, blah, blah).

Reason - East - Coast - Media - Claims

Another reason to be suspicious of East Coast media claims that Gillum will ride a blue wave to victory is that even liberals south of Palm Beach feel conflicted about Gillum, owing to his Sanders-style socialism.

“The libs in South Florida don’t like high taxes any more than conservatives in North Florida,” noted a bartender. “They may...
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