I know that after a big loss the circular firing squad is not usually the best response.
But here in Florida the leadership of the state party is — based on what it actually does — pretty darn awful.
For now, I'll leave it to others to detail how the party has lost touch with the majority of its core voters, to give detailed thoughts on a future direction, and make five-point arguments why the current state party leadership must go.
My beef is much simpler: a state party that can't be bothered to field a full slate is run by incompetents. Many federal and state offices were not contested by Florida Democrats, leaving the GOP free to spend its money elsewhere. Gov. Dean's “50 state strategy” understood how destructive this preemptive surrender is and also understood that unexpected things happen, making unlikely wins almost inevitable — if you have a candidate. The Florida Democratic party doesn't understand this.
Sign the petition to FIRE KAREN THURMAN NOW and get a new head of the state Democratic party.