Florida Democrat Charlie Crist is hoping “Alexander Hamilton” can rescue him from defeat next month.
As highlighted by the Twitter account DeSantis War Room, which supports incumbent Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, Crist’s gubernatorial campaign is boasting that a campaign event in Coral Gables will feature Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Miranda is the playwright and star of the hit Broadway show “Hamilton,” wherein he stars as Alexander Hamilton in a 21st-century multicultural spin on America’s founding.
On Wednesday, Crist’s running mate, Miami teachers’ union boss Karla Hernandez, tweeted about the event, which is scheduled for today. “Join us for a GOTV Rally in Miami with Lin-Manuel Miranda to ensure Latinos are ready to vote and elect Democrats this November. Sign up to have fun, meet other volunteers and join our team!” Hernandez tweeted.
In response, DeSantis War Room tweeted, “Floridians don’t want New Yorkers telling them how to vote. A lot of Floridians are transplants; they left places like New York for a reason.”
And those reasons are well known: crime probably tops the list, followed by taxes, COVID-19 lockdowns, and woke politics.
In a piece last month, Joe Winner, a columnist for ESPN — yes, ESPN — wrote that in August more than 5,800 New Yorkers had switched their driver’s licenses from New York to Florida, the most ever in a month. Overall for the year, he added, almost 42,000 New Yorkers had made such a move.
“Snowbirds don’t usually switch their driver’s licenses over to Florida ones. These are people leaving other states and moving here. To stay. And the trend doesn’t appear to be slowing,” Winner noted.
Based on media reports, upward of 200,000 New Yorkers, or maybe more, have fled the leftist Utopia for the Sunshine State since 2019.
The hope is unless they are already Republicans that, as DeSantis War Room notes, they are leaving their politics behind.
Back in June, someone in Palm Beach was leaving flyers on cars with New York plates.
“If you are one of those ‘woke’ people,” it said, “leave Florida. You will be happier elsewhere, as will we.”
That about sums it up.