The GOP needs Florida

Pence makes final campaign appearance in Tallahassee this past weekend. Photo courtesy of

President Trump and Vice President Pence hosted campaign rallies this past weekend for a final attempt to win the Florida vote. Being that Second Lady Karen Pence held a campaign event in Pensacola last week, it is safe to say the Republicans are desperate for Florida’s vote.

In the 2016 presidential election, Trump won from dominating the electoral college votes, but he lost the popular vote. It’s evident that Trump and Pence know their chances for winning the election are slim without the 29 electoral votes Florida is sitting on.

Trump visited Pensacola on Friday for a campaign event. He wanted to strike while the iron was hot merely two days after the final debate.  Thousands of his supporters were overjoyed upon his arrival at ST Engineering.

Despite catching the virus and allegedly recovering without releasing his negative test results, Trump insisted on downplaying the virus. Considering that many of the attendees failed to abide by social distancing guidelines or wear face coverings, they too cannot grasp the severity of this global pandemic.

“We understand the disease. I know it better than you; I had it,” Trump assures.

Gov. Ron DeSantis gave opening remarks before introducing Trump. He stressed the importance of Northwest Florida’s support in poll results.

“You’re going to see tighter margins downstate. You’re going to see other places come out, and it’s going to be pretty close. Then Northwest Florida is going to come, and they are going to deliver,” said DeSantis.

After a quick turnaround from his appearance in Lakeland earlier that day, Pence arrived in Tallahassee around 6:30 p.m. Hundreds of supporters waited in the pouring rain for Pence as he exited Tallahassee International Airport on Saturday.

Pence’s speech sounded like a mix between an Obama diss track and a monologue for a conservative theater troupe. He deemed the Affordable Healthcare Act ineffective and ensured that law enforcement would not be dismantled.

“They deserve the respect of every American, every single day,” Pence said.

He goes on to criticize Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris for allegedly not supporting law enforcement. Mike Pence goes on to say Trump will protect the freedom of religion and support the right to bear arms, insinuating that Biden does not have the same agenda.

Vice President Pence commended President Trump on how he handled the coronavirus pandemic and said they are working diligently to slow the spread until a vaccine is available.

“As Biden speaks about shutting down our economy again, we’re opening up America. And we’re opening America’s schools,” said Pence.

Pence ended his speech by initiating a “four more years” chant from his exhilarated crowd of supporters. In eight days, the country will see who those four years belong to.