Tags: Florida

I Ran. Into a Wall.

UPDATE:  The posting below will remain intact despite the completely corrupt process and invalid elections held by the Florida Young Democrats.  After ignoring important components of the organization’s Constitution to the detriment of the membership, the President chose to enforce fine print of sections of the Constitution that were modified and unavailable until just days […]

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FYD Convention, FDP JJ and Netroots Nation 2011!

Over the next few weeks I’ll be on the road, attending the Florida Young Democrats 2011 Convention which will be occurring in conjunction with the Florida Democratic Party’s Jefferson Jackson Weekend at the Westin-Diplomat in Hollywood, Florida and Netroots Nation 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.   At the FYD Convention, I’ll be conducting a training session on planning […]

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Did you hear that?!

I got up early this morning to appear on WJCT’s First Coast Connect, hosted by Melissa Ross.  I was joined by Republican political consultant Jim Varian and Abel Harding of the Jacksonville Times-Union, we discussed Jacksonville’s Mayoral election results featuring Alvin Brown, Audrey Moran, Mike Hogan and Rick Mullaney. Congrats to Alvin Brown, as he […]

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LegiCamp 2011 Recap

On Sunday, nearly 100 of Florida’s top progressive activists from around the state gathered in Orlando to discuss and prepare for the upcoming State Legislative session.  The event was the brain child of the very bright Mr. Edwin Enciso, and organized beautifully by Susan Smith, Kenneth Quinnell, Ray Seaman and a few other wonderful people. […]

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Unconventional Wisdom: Events

As I looked back on 2010 and saw the great big failures, they troubled me.  Messaging failures, generally unprepared or unqualified campaign staff, candidates unwilling to learn, listen and/or improve, and of course strategies that were designed to fail from the start…  But then there was a feeling of downright anger.  How the hell can […]

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UnConventional Wisdom: Looking Back to Win in the Future

In honor of the FDP’s dentist endorsed sugar coated retrospective of the 2010 election season, a look at how candidates and campaigns should handle the aftermath of a campaign in preparation for a future campaign. First, despite amusing quotes projected by some of 2010’s candidates, no campaign is perfect, no campaign is without mistakes, no […]

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Conventional Un-Wisdom – Fund Raising

Conventional Un-Wisdom:  If a candidate has a strong profile, the correct issue positions and public speaking ability, they will attain institutional and establishment support.  Donations and support will flow from party organizations, unions and traditional donors. As I look for candidates to help and support around the nation, vet potential clients, and generally try to […]

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What I’m Thankful for as a Florida Democrat

In the wake of what was a devastating election to Democrats, particularly here in Florida, most people are having trouble finding things to be thankful for as Democrats, here’s a few things I’m thankful for as a Florida Democrat: -I’m thankful for unrelenting progressive leaders continuing to fight, including these two exemplars of backbone in Orlando: I […]

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How Can Florida Democrats Lose More?

The easiest way would be to diminish the support for Democratic candidates among minority communities.  Enter the aftermath of Florida’s victory on 5&6, a legal challenge led by prominent black leader, Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-Jacksonville/Orlando) and prominent Cuban leader, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Miami) to block 5&6 on the basis of detriment to black and Hispanic representation. I will […]

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