On Monday Stephen Bittel sent out an email to Miami-Dade Democratic Executive Committee members saying activists have encouraged him to run for FDP chair. Well, being the knight in shining armor a la Donald Trump, he is heeding their call.
See the almost laughable -- well, actually laughable -- letter in the attachment below.
I mean, come on folks. This man talks about following rules and then does everything he can to break them to wield dominion over people who don't want him and are fighting harder against him than they did against Republicans.
You heard me. People are fighting harder against Stephen Bittel than they did against Republicans.
Back to Bittel's raggedy letter.
Who are these activists that pleaded on bended knee for Bittel? He mentioned them in his sob story where he all but delivered babies in the dead of winter. Only Bittel didn't name one single activist.
I guess he hasn't purchased any. I'm sure after reading my column he will rush out and do so.
True activists, in the form of the Brevard County DEC have started a petition asking Allison Tant and the Florida Democratic Party to stop Bittel and his purchased officers at the Miami-Dade DEC in their tracks.
You can find the petition by clicking here.
Dwight Bullard made a Facebook announcement of his intention to challenge for the committeman position left open by sneaky, slimy Bret Berlin, who lied to everyone within earshot when he told them he would not step down from that position.
I guess his offer was too good to refuse. Now he is making his way around to everyone trying to plead his case, but he may as well join a leper colony, because true progressives no longer want anything to do with him.
Back to Bullard.
The outpouring of support for him has been tremendous.
I was encouraged to see Senate Minority Leader Oscar Braynon step up and voice his support for Dwight Bullard.
"Sen. Bullard was a voice for the working man in the Legislature," Braynon said. "His message was always a message that represented and resonated with the working people of Florida. I believe that is what our party needs to focus on. We need to make sure the average Floridian feels we are the party that represents them."
I think seeing Braynon say this is a great sign, and shows that elected officials, especially ones of color, should do this more. I'm looking forward to seeing more elected officials come out soon.
Remember what I said.
This is a powerful voting bloc, without which no Democrat can get elected statewide.
(Former) Sen. Bill Nelson should be paying close attention. I have already stated that I will not be voting for him because of his meddling in the election of the FDP chair. I have started my active campaign AGAINST him for his actions, on top of the fact that he has actually ignored the black community. I have YET to be wrong in my predictions when it comes to statewide elections.
Bill Nelson: You're gonna lose.
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.