‘He’s running for the grift’: Florida’s ‘Grim Reaper’ gets stiff reception to announced bid for office

Florida attorney Daniel Uhlfelder is looking to parlay his claim to fame as the infamous Grim Reaper into a comfortable position on the government dole.

Uhlfelder drew national attention for walking Florida beaches dressed as the Grim Reaper to criticize Gov. Ron DeSantis’ handling of the pandemic, and in a perfect capsulation of politics in America today, even though DeSantis is now looked upon by many in the nations as one of the few who got it right when it comes to resisting lockdowns, the family law and real estate lawyer is looking to capitalize on that recognition by running for attorney general in the Sunshine State.

One Florida media outlet characterized Uhlfelder as a “merry-prankster,” describing him further as a “big name” among Democrats vying to unseat Republican Ashley Moody. He announced his bid for office in a video ad sans his macabre costume — ironically, Uhlfelder, who also pushed for a mandatory state-wide mask order “because masks work,” forgoes his previous criticism of DeSantis to say he put the costume on “to encourage people to stay home.”

“You probably heard the term ‘armchair activist.’ You know, someone who binges cable news and retweets the latest hot takes and doesn’t do much else,” he began, while watching old news reports on his Grim Reaper persona. “ Well, that’s not really me. Actually, that’s me. Yeah. The guy in the costume.”

After detailing his background, which he said included his family fleeing Nazi Germany and his grandparents dying in a concentration camp, he declared, “Activism is kind of in my blood.”

Aside from this being a compelling reason NOT to elected him as the state’s top prosecutor, Uhlfelder appeared to tip his hand that he expects DeSantis to be reelected in November.

He was also clear that the left’s destructive woke agenda will be his top priority.

“Floridians deserve an Attorney General who actually wants to do the job of an Attorney General, not be the Governor’s personal attorney,” Uhlfelder said. “Someone who’ll advocate for voting rights, consumer rights, fundamental human rights, instead of someone who is there to push a harmful political agenda just to advance her own political career.”

Needless to say, the Grim Reapers candidacy didn’t go over well online… here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:

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