“People don’t have to reveal who they’re going to vote for,” Roeder said. That morning at the eye doctor, she met another patient with a Biden-Harris baseball cap.
“I said to him, ‘I like your cap,’ she said. “And then someone said to him, ‘I like it too.'”
However, the excitement is even more pronounced among Republicans.
Last week, Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and senior adviser, gathered supporters at an outdoor location just east of Interstate 75 in Lee County. The fans left nervously with bright smiles, posing for photos, and chatting with other attendees. Only a few people wear masks. Most of all say they are not at all concerned about the president̵7;s handling of the pandemic.
“I just love the energy of this crowd,” said Gail Mount, 68, of Port Charlotte. “They are just optimists.”
At the Republican headquarters in Fort Myers, nestled in a strip mall between the pizzas and the fire escape room, Doris Cortese, the party’s 81-year-old vice president, has a red, white, and blue manicure. with TRUMP letters spelled out. on her nails.
Ms. Cortese says people of all ages have volunteered – “We’re turning into millennia!” she said – and predicts that retirement support for Mr Trump will increase, not decrease.
“I’m in the office four days a week, and we’re getting older and older,” she said. “The fact that Trump is going to lower prescription prices” – a target he advertised at Fort Myers this month – “is a big problem for seniors, because some of them are close to Like having to choose between eating and taking their medicine. ”