Andrew Gillum says don’t judge him by his ‘worst day’

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Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum has been motoring around North Florida, making closing arguments.

Gillum has been drawing huge crowds at most stops, and his visit to Madison County on Monday was no exception.

His remarks tend to cover much of the same ground from stop to stop; however, in Madison, Gillum’s most compelling words were about second chances.

Speaking of Amendment 4, which would restore the rights of many reformed felons (except, say, rapists and murderers), Gillum was passionate advocating for a “second chance.”

“You can’t tell people to pull themselves up by the bootstraps, then erect every barrier,” Gillum said, before pivoting to somewhat more cryptic territory.

“I don’t want to be judged by my worst day,” Gillum said, without adding detail as to what that worst day would be. “There are second chances in life.”

Since getting the nomination, Republican Ron DeSantis has slammed Gillum for perceived ethical lapses regarding taking perks from lobbyists and undercover FBI agents investigating corruption in Tallahassee.

“You cannot accept a thousand dollar junket to Costa Rica, which he did not pay for, from a lobbyist doing business with the government,” DeSantis has said. “That violates Florida law.

“What did he do after getting that? He turned around and gave the lobbyist exactly what that lobbyist wanted,” DeSantis said. “To me, those are ill-begotten gains that he should not have had. And what he did, doing the favor for the lobbyist, is exactly how we don’t want government to work.”

Indeed, Gillum has struggled with answers to these questions.

This, from the Miami Herald: “Now folks are asking me to answer for which caterer does what? I’ve done more events than I could count.

“I couldn’t tell you anything about a food venue or, quite frankly, whether somebody cooked it or somebody catered it. But that apparently is the new expectation,” Gillum has lamented.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at AG@FloridaPolitics.com


9 comments

  • Ray Tampa

    November 5, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Deranged DeSantis hasn’t explained the details of $145,000 in travel monies he misappropriated. He needs to explain why he idolizes two of this country’s wealthiest thieves – Trump and Scott.

    Gillum would need to receive the value of a Hamilton ticket every day for the rest of his life to equal the amount of theft by DeSantis’ two closest friends.

    This Gillum is corrupt nonsense is so manufactured that ii boggles the mind. For example: With a straight face Trump looked directly into the camera and said, “Gillum is a thief.” Wrap your brains around that if you can. The fact that the WORST serial liar in history said it should be evidence enough that it is not true. End of story.

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    • Frankie M.

      November 5, 2018 at 6:14 pm

      #fakeissue

  • Frankie M.

    November 5, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    This is fake news. Besides Gillum got the Hamilton tix from an fbi friend/double agent not a lobbyist. How much free shit have Lenny & city council sycophants gotten from Uncle Shad over the years? All those business junkets on kismet docked in sofla & the thames. This is a nothing burger. See what I did there.

  • Seber Newsome III

    November 5, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Hey Frankie M., I guess the FBI investigation is fake news too right? Gillum is a socialist,, and I guess your one too, or your black? which is it Frankie M.?

    • Frankie M.

      November 5, 2018 at 7:05 pm

      I’m an advocate dor public schools not kickbacks to charter school operators. If that makes me a black socialist or whatever you want me to be then so be it.

    • Travis

      November 6, 2018 at 6:33 am

      Website moderator, pease remove the racist comment made by Seber Newcome III. Thank you.

  • Seber Newsome III

    November 5, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Frankie M. you did not answer about the FBI investigation, you said it was fake news. I am asking you once again, do you think there is an ongoing FBI investigation into Gillums expenses?

  • Frankie M.

    November 5, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    Are you one of Desantis racist supporters? He appears to be real popular in those circles? Just like his benefactor in the WH. If Trump can scream fake news about any negative news why can’t Gillum do the same? You don’t believe in equal opportunity?

  • Seber Newsome III

    November 6, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Frankie M. did your feelings get hurt, maybe your a snowflake as well ha ha

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