The post-mortem on the Miami-Dade mayoral election played out on Wednesday over the Spanish-language radio airwaves.
Mayor-elect Carlos Gimenez appeared on WQBA-AM (1140)'s Prohibido Callarse, a show he had ignored during the campaign. On Wednesday, he didn't explain his absence.
"Let's talk about the future instead of the past," Gimenez said. "This campaign ended yesterday...I'm going to be willing to come before these microphones.
"I'm not going to be a person like the previous mayor, who would hide," he added. By way of explanation for his absence, Gimenez spoke generally about "media" calling him a "Communist" and questioning his Cuban roots. "That's personal," he said.
Then he again mentioned ousted ex-Mayor Carlos Alvarez.
"I'm not going to repeat the errors that Mayor Alvarez made," he said. Then he sought to lower expectations on what's bound to be a challenging term ahead. "Every now and then I'm going to make a mistake, or we're going to have different opinions," he said.