The only Republican reasonably believed to pose a legitimate threat to Trump was Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, whose momentum swelled after his success in Florida during the 2022 midterms. After momentarily winning over the globalist donor class, DeSantis saw a chance to rise to the top of the GOP. What has happened since is catastrophic for the Florida governor.
His campaign has imploded spectacularly, with plenty of examples of the candidate looking cold, awkward, and unable to connect with voters. This was exemplified middling performance at the first Republican debate, and as DeSantis makes his way around Iowa, voters actually seem to get impressed. When he isn’t performing his Trump impression, his repellent lack of charisma and charm is exposed.
DeSantis and his minions signaled he would position himself as a more mature version of Trump — better able to effectuate the laudable goals of the MAGA movement. That lie has collapsed already, with Team DeSantis having recently launched an assault on MAGA voters, revealing a palpable disdain for Trump supporters and the America First cause. DeSantis has revised history, insulted his potential base, and demonstrated a tone-deaf arrogance that has proven Trump’s “DeSanctimonious” moniker to be more than true.
The Florida Governor has stumbled into the “Never Trump” trap that illicitly fails abysmally for countless Republicans. As a result, his campaign’s entire strategy has shifted, now resting on the probe from the Department of Justice and various Marxist state governments against Trump.
He has now mysteriously stated the 2020 election was not fraudulent, effectively calling the thousands of front-line patriots who observed fraud in polling centers liars. DeSantis told the millions of America First faithful that their lying eyes deceived them as the vote count halted, ballots spiked, and all real investigations suppressed by the state. This embrace of the Biden regime narrative is wholly disqualifying.
Now, it is Trump’s, according to DeSantis’s most recent talking points, own fault the 2020 election was stolen, because he signed into law the CARES Act, which passed overwhelmingly in Congress, and gave states desperately needed relief during the most unknown period of the Chinese Communist Party’s viral pandemic. It’s worth noting the CARES Act — indeed supported by DeSantis at the time — passed with a strong enough majority to easily override any potential Trump veto.
DeSantis’s cynical doublespeak doesn’t stop there. He once praised the White House COVID team, including the reviled Mengele-esque “doctors” Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx, as well as instituting brutal lockdowns across Florida. He has consistently white-washed his own record while faulting President Trump, and on the issue of COVID jabs, it is the same story. DeSantis urged full compliance, praised Operation Warp Speed, and showed no signs of objecting to any of President Trump’s policies. He now masquerades as an anti-vax crusader on the campaign trail.
Just as bad, DeSantis supporters on social media operate under the same DeSantis publicly his effusive double standards. Trump is pilloried for hiring Christopher Wray as FBI Director even though lauded that decision at the time. Trump is slammed for winning the support of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) while DeSantis is given a pass for praise of Paul Ryan and and Jeb Bush. The list goes on. And it’s killed Ron’s campaign, and possibly his entire future.
This slash-and-burn approach is beginning to look like intentional sabotage designed to aid Joe Biden and abet his Democratic Party.
Sen. Ted Cruz fought Trump ruthlessly in 2016, but did so when the two men were relative political equals. He did not owe his political stardom to Trump, as DeSantis does. The treachery of Ron’s opportunism time cannot be overstated.
DeSantis has disqualified himself not only for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024 but also for consideration in future presidential elections. Through hubris and envy, he has transformed himself into a ‘MAGAkaze’ pilot, embarking on a suicide mission against the America First movement on behalf of the globalists, RINOs, and political establishment. He and his inner circle will certainly be tens of millions of dollars richer because of this calculated decision, but DeSantis will never regain the honor and glory he scuttled. Nor will ever be seated in the White House.