Went from Indy for life to Democrat in July 2018. Very hard for me but I couldn’t argue against it anymore.
Only reason I could justify it was:
a) Line by line through Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida ‘s platform
b) Progressive Causus is a wing under the main Florida Democratic party – and they fight constantly which is good.
c) Florida is closed primaries
d) I went line-by-line through Andrew Gillum‘s platform.
Looks like four things but it was harder than that. Took about a week.
I didn’t hit 100% agreement but I was over 80%.
I looked at the doofus coming in from the right and I knew it was bad news for Florida.
So, I did it.
My guy lost by only a TINY margin which gives me hope: Florida’s still “purple”. I know it’s gamed to stay Red but the PEOPLE are a balanced mix and that’s what gives me hope.