Why can Florida Democrats never seem to Win?
It's not a lack of money problem for the DNC. In both 2016 and again in 2020, the DNC outspent the GOP by large margins...
2012 was the last time Democrats in Florida won a statewide race. Even though more time than not they lose by narrow margins, they still lose. Many speculate that with four major urban hubs and a big minority population, this shouldn’t be how it is. These areas hold the density of the population that is all about climate change, pro-abortion, and subscribe to many other Democratic beliefs.
People will bring up Cubans and all of the old people that populate Florida, but I think one thing that often gets lost in the discussion is just how incompetent the get-out-the-vote efforts have been for the Democrats representing the state. It isn’t that the people of Florida can’t be won over by the Dems; it’s that the Dems don’t try very hard. Republicans on the flip side seem to have unmatched energy every single time there is a lead-up to elections.
Many voters realized that Democrats had no chance whatsoever to win the state in 2020 when a “This American Life” segment played some time before November. In the segment, a journalist interviewed Democrat activists who were frustrated by how disorganized the Democratic party was and how little effort was being made to reach voters.
When the pandemic hit, the Democrats subscribed to the get-out-the-vote methodology were placed on hold. Republicans never stopped doing those things such as public events, talking to voters face to face, door-to-door campaigning, etc.
On paper, it should’ve been harder for Democrats to flip Georgia in 2020 than it was to flip Florida, but the get-out-the-vote effort in Georgia was so much strong with a lot more energy. Also, it was very much more organized than they have historically been in Florida for a very long time.
All in all, if the Democrats want any chance at winning upcoming elections, whether it be midterms or presidential, they need to make more of an effort to get the word out. There also has to be more enthusiasm behind their candidates and as I continuously mention: this is the very moment that Democrats need to back Democrats.