Democrats are hemorrhaging African American support, and Asian Americans seem poised to abandon them as well. Young voters, which is to say Millennials and Gen Z, approve of President Joe Biden at a remarkably low 43%. And now that we see the statistics on the current trend unfolding in suburbia, we’re not merely talking about a one-time, outlier election with temporarily lopsided results. We could be in the midst of a once-in-a-generation seismic shift.
Fortunately for Florida, and indeed for all Americans, DeSantis succeeded in defeating Gillum the last time around, even if it was by only 34,000 votes. Because, while Ron DeSantis appears headed to a landslide victory in November in his quest for a second gubernatorial term, Andrew Gillum may be headed to prison.
What’s particularly disturbing about the utter rejection of Harris is this: As Vice-President, Harris should be the heir apparent to Biden. When Jimmy Carter got shellacked in 1980, his Vice-President was next in line and when Walter Mondale ran against Ronald Reagan in 1984. George H. W. Bush took the baton from Reagan four years later, Al Gore followed Bill Clinton in 2000, and we have dozens of other examples over the years.
No doubt you’ve heard the old saw: “The only way to keep a secret is to not tell anyone.” As the mid-term elections approach, with the euphoric anticipation of a “Red Wave” sweeping Blue Dems out of the Swamp and into the Sea of Bad Memories, you would think even the Stupid Party would be extra careful not to ruin things by doing stupid things. But you’d be as wrong as Republicans are stupid.
It’s worth noting that not only did the Republican’s financial victory haul happen with the media’s thumb placed firmly on the political scale in favor of Democrats, it also happened despite Democrats’ having the bully pulpit. President Biden can own the news cycle if he chooses to and possesses the biggest and loudest megaphone in the world. But for last month, much of that rhetoric fell on deaf ears.