Andrew Gillum is a great political candidate whose platform is built on inclusiveness and productive policies, suggests Maria Cardona of The Hill. Throughout his campaign, he showed that the voices of African-Americans, Latinos, the LGBT community, young people and immigrants matter to him. He is working for a Florida where all feel at home. His qualities stand out even more in contrast to his opponent Ron DeSantis, who used racially tainted language towards Gillum. In doing so, DeSantis follows in the footsteps of Donald Trump, invoking identity politics and division to promote his own political interests. Gillum will lead Florida forward, not backward.
Andrew Gillum’s politics make him a less than ideal political candidate for Florida, believes the National Review editorial board. His desire to abolish ICE, impose a $15 minimum wage and offer free Medicare while increasing taxes are economically unfeasible and go against the values of Florida residents. Enacting these could raise huge amounts of debt. His desire to limit gun rights stands out strongly in a state where the Second Amendment is highly respected. Gillum’s agenda is inspired by the democratic socialism of Bernie Sanders and goes too far. Ron DeSantis is a better pick with smarter policies. Accusations that he holds racist views are wrong.