According to a member of the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton’s camp is panicking over how it could gain the full support of African Americans in Florida. This is why the presidential candidate has turned to her husband Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle to campaign for her in the state.
Winning Florida is considered as a crucial step for Hillary because it will give her the needed advantage to beat Republican nominee Donald Trump at the polls. However, even though majority of the state’s African-American population is against Trump, this doesn’t mean that the voters will pick Hillary on the day of the elections.
That’s because many of them are not yet onboard with her campaign. As noted by Leslie Wimes, the president of the Democratic African-American Women Caucus in South Florida, the verbal support from Obama and his wife is not enough to convince voters to choose her.
>“Hillary Clinton’s campaign is in panic mode,” Wimes said according to Politico.
“Full panic mode. They have a big problem because they thought Obama and Michelle saying, ‘Hey, go vote for Hillary’ would do it. But it’s not enough.”
“In the end, we don’t vote against somebody,” she added. “We vote for somebody.”
One of the main factors that’s preventing Hillary from gaining the full support of Florida is Obama. Since he is the first black president of the country, the Democratic nominee has some pretty big shoes to fill if she gets elected into office. Many of the voters in Florida believe that Hillary still does not have what it takes to follow in Obama’s footsteps.
As a solution, Hillary’s camp is planning on launching various public appearances of crowd-favorites in Florida during the weeks leading up to the election. On Friday, she and her husband Bill will head into the state to hold their separate campaigns in an attempt to gather support for the Democratic Party.
Then, a few days from now, the current U.S. president, who was able to gain the support of 95% of the voters in the state in 2008 and 2012, will visit Florida to campaign for Hillary. His wife Michelle is also expected to drop by the state before the election.