So, I live in Florida and I love my governor, Ron DeSantis. But as we all know a great governor does not always a good president make. And while he has been very successful here in Florida, it seems his success has gone to his head causing him to suffer from what some would describe as being delusions of grandeur. I had hoped he would be one of President Trump’s more vocal supporters and I’m rather disappointed that he has chosen a different tack. And in so doing he makes clear that he cares less about the country than he does about gaining for himself a political promotion. Proving he is just another politician, and I’ve had a belly full of politicians.
Now I’m thinking that he may smell blood in the water because of this pending arrest and potential indictment of President Trump and has now chosen to strike while the iron is hot. But I hate to be the one to burst his bubble because a recent poll would seem to indicate the President Trump has gained support while the governor seems to have lost support. Perhaps that loss of support is a result of his rather lame response to the ongoing attempt to railroad President Trump. A Monmouth University poll released on Tuesday shows that 41 percent of Republican voters want President Trump as the nominee, placing him 14 percentage points above DeSantis at 27 percent.
President Trump has gained eight percentage points of support compared to a Monmouth poll that was released back on February 9, when he and DeSantis were tied at 33 percent. Conversely, the Florida governor has slid six points. President Trump has also made substantial gains on DeSantis in Monmouth’s hypothetical head-to-head poll. Currently, President Trump leads DeSantis 47 percent to 46 percent, a net-14 point swing his way in just seven weeks. The previous poll, which was completed between January 26 and February 2, showed DeSantis with a double-digit lead over President Trump at 53 percent and 40 percent, respectively.
DeSantis weighed in on the expected arrest on Monday. He condemned George Soros-backed New York County District Attorney Alvin Bragg but also said his administration would “not going to be involved” with a “manufactured circus by some Soros [backed] DA.” And he said, “But what I can speak to is that if you have a prosecutor who is ignoring crimes happening every single day in his jurisdiction, and he chooses to go back many, many years ago, to try to use something about porn star hush money payment,” DeSantis said, concluding that he has “real issues” to deal with in Florida.” Many conservatives were highly critical of DeSantis’ rather weak response.
And DeSantis’s stock now seems to be going through the floor after his weak response to President Trump’s potential indictment. And during a recent interview with Piers Morgan he took numerous swipes at President Trump. In a way I’m more than a little disappointed in DeSantis, the country has been made to hang by a thread and yet he’s content with playing political games. And regarding President, DeSantis just keeps reloading the shotgun and shooting himself in the face. Personally, I thought he was smarter than that, but perhaps he’s been blinded by ego. And it does make me more than a little suspicious that Jeb Bush has already endorsed DeSantis.
DeSantis would never have been governor without help from President Trump. As it was, in 2018, President Trump barely pulled his butt across the finish line. Five years later and we see DeSantis running his mouth against the person who did so much for him. I also don’t appreciate being scammed into voting for him for a second term as governor. If he wanted to run for the presidency, he could have let another republican who really wanted to govern this state run for his job. Instead, he figured he would get Florida law changed so he could run for the presidency and still keep his job when he loses. DeSantis is another establishment republican. I had hoped he was different.
You know, there’s an old saying that says, “what doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger.” President Trump is America’s last best hope. Everybody else, including DeSantis, following the movement that President Trump started, are nothing more than second and third stringers. And the last thing America needs, if we are to survive as a free and sovereign nation, is not some second stringer as our president. President Trump is a proven commodity, and despite the fact that DeSantis has done an excellent job here in Florida, that doesn’t necessarily mean that he would be an equally good president. Personally, I’m just not willing to gamble. Are you?
If anybody wants to watch the entire, entire video of Piers, Morgan, and Ron DeSantis, it’s on YouTube. I watched it in its entirety. Interesting to say the least.
Oh, it’s over an hour long. I noticed the writer didn’t say anything about the nice things they said to each other recently. DeSantis & Trump.