What is it with Democrats and emails? We seem to get caught up in something that should be so simple to navigate.
Don't build a private server for home use when you are sending and receiving classified information, Madame Secretary.
Don't use taxpayer money when you are purchasing campaign software and sending out political email, Mr. Mayor.
I know, I know, Mike Pence has his email issues as well, but does anyone actually think he will be scrutinized anywhere near as closely as Clinton was and Gillum is about to be?
Ok, then, so let's continue.
Since Andrew Gillum was on Clinton's shortlist for her VP slot, he should have KNOWN this was going to be an issue.
How could it not be? The dude was in Wikileaks' info dump with HILLARY CLINTON!
Gillum is now running for governor of the most important swing state there is.
Florida, Florida, Florida!
Who is advising him?
I shook my head initially when I heard Stevie Wonder's Signed, Sealed, Delivered, played at the rally in Tallahassee.
My thought was, good God! If these people are trying to make folks think Gillum is the next Barack Obama, they are in big trouble!
That song was OBAMA's theme song. Gillum isn't Obama, so stop that. You are doing Gillum, and Obama, a disservice.
I get that people are having Obama withdrawal, but trying to play on that to drum up support for Gillum WILL backfire.
Let Gillum be Gillum. He can never fill Obama's shoes. So word of advice, don't play that song at a rally again. It makes Gillum seem awfully thirsty!
If whoever is running this campaign didn't know about the email problem, and whether any actual charges emerge from the investigation, being investigated right out of the gate for an issue Gillum admitted to IS a problem, there needs to be new people running the campaign.
Speaking of that.
Describing Gillum as the change candidate, then surrounding him with every establishment person they can find is, well, hypocritical.
Gillum was a Hillary delegate, during a CHANGE election. He didn't realize the people wanted change then? He is having an epiphany now?
Gillum has a spokesperson that was with Debbie Wasserman Schultz! Outside of her gerrymandered district, she is loathed by progressives, and yet someone from her camp is the mouthpiece for Gillum?
I'm surprised the Bernie people haven't ripped Gillum to shreds over that one.
Gillum's campaign manager was the Deputy Executive Director of the Florida Democratic Party! (A black man who didn't want to have anything to do with black issues. Go figure!)
Said campaign manager was instrumental in trying to keep Tim Canova from having access to the VAN when Canova ran against Wasserman Schultz!
I could go on, but you get the picture.
If I were Gillum, I'd leave that whole progressive/establishment thing alone.
Yes, Gillum has done some progressive things as Mayor of Tallahassee, but he has some side-eye establishment shenanigans as well!
The good thing, now, is that all of these blunders have happened early.
Gillum has a lot of folks rooting for him.
Get it together.
Leslie Wimes is founder and president of Women on the Move and the Democratic African American Women Caucus, www.daawc.com. Follow Leslie on Twitter: @womenonthemove1.