The campaign for Kamala Harris and her running mate has hit a rough patch in the state of Florida. Support for the Democrat ticket among Hispanic voters is eroding, so some quick visits have been hastily planned in the Sunshine State.
While Joe Biden was playing selections from his music library on his phone for a presser Kamala made a visit to a Miami restaurant, with the press in tow. In the town of Doral, with a heavy Venezuelan population, the candidate glad-handed and joked with customers for a photo-op. This turned out to be a poor decision.
Note how we wrote ”hastily” there? Well, it turned out they never contacted the restaurant ahead of time. Had they, the campaign staff might have learned she was not entirely welcomed.
Local news disaster for @KamalaHarris in Doral, Florida.
She visited a Venezuelan restaurant *unannounced* — and the owner was left angry, customers called for a boycott.
She was "not welcome"… pic.twitter.com/Vhh6lAIAbW
— The Hill Report (@StandWithAZ) September 15, 2020
This is not the kind of community outreach a campaign desires. It turns out that there is an undertow in the South Florida Latin community that Harris is regarded as a socialist. Now we have no Poli-Sci professors on staff, but the general consensus among the editors is that this could very well be an impression arrived at due to all of the socialist ideals Kamala spouted during the Democrat debates.
Also it is a shared opinion here that residents from the nation currently withering under socialist rule probably take a very dim view of any candidate that could be promoting policies which sound close to socialism.
She chose a Venezuelan restaurant? Not smart.
— Lady Patriot #200 (@lynn_weiser) September 15, 2020
They flee communism and repression and @KamalaHarris has the guts to show up ?
— rs (@rdeulofeut) September 16, 2020
Gee, I wonder why a Venezuelan would oppose a socialist…
— O.N.E. (@OdotNdotE) September 15, 2020
— MikeS (@trouta2) September 15, 2020
Desperate ones, is the guess here.
Hi Kamala! pic.twitter.com/BXQblw9Jaa
— ??? THE Book Goddess??? Text TRUMP to 88022 (@misstozak) September 15, 2020
Good for you @amaizeyou !!! Thank you for welcoming everyone regardless of their political affiliations. We applaud you for rejecting Democrats desire to use minorities for their political agendas. Good luck to you in the future!
— Politically Stripped ™️ ??? (@politstrip) September 15, 2020
One great point made… ”A story you will only see on six”
— PoliticalFuzz (@politicalfuzz) September 15, 2020
Yes, not very likely his interview will get much traction outside of South Florida. Yet that is specifically where they were targeting to win support with this visit. So this will be considered a teaching moment for the campaign.