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Of Course Ron DeSantis Will Run…and He May Very Well Win
Townhall ^ | 9/22/2022 | Kurt Schlichter

Posted on 09/22/2022 1:29:44 PM PDT by Drew68

When Ron DeSantis is consulting renowned experts about whether or not to run for president in 2024, the man he is most likely to listen to is President Chris Christie. Well, not literally listen. He’ll instead learn from the potential prezzy who ended up presiding in network green rooms instead of the White House because he declined to run when he had his big – well, everything about him is big – chance in 2012. The Gov will also look to the lessons of President Mario Cuomo. These two guys hesitated and missed their window, just like there are some folks – Mitt Romney, John Kerry, Felonia Milhouse von Pantsuit – who never actually had a window at all yet still tried to dive through one and ended up defenestrating themselves.

Remember a decade ago when we had Christiemania, when he was a breath of fresh air blowing away lib pieties after an improbable New Jersey governor win? And instead of striking while the presidential iron was hot, he failed to go for it, and now he will never be president of anything except maybe the International Society to Prevent Cardio. Mario Cuomo similarly blew it in the 80s. He was the Dem candidate who sped up the Dems’ heartbeats with his unapologetic defense of liberal values. He had his shot, and played Hamlet, and never became president. Today, he’s remembered only for being the father of two big creeps.

The 2024 cycle is undoubtedly Ron DeSantis’s moment. He won a first election that everyone expected him to lose as the governor of the Free State of Florida. He will win a crushing victory over secret lizard-person Charlie Crist this November. And he has set about owning the libs hard not merely by humiliating them for their hypocrisy with awesome moves like sending illegals to Martha’s Vineyard but with substantive conservative policies that are sucking the remaining productive people out of hellscapes like New York and California.

He has governed like a conservative, and he has the receipts. Florida works. Its kids went back to school while blue state bosses were still sacrificing their own kids’ futures to the garbage teacher unions. He is fighting wokeness and its poisonous CRT ideology. He treats the media like what it is – a pack of flunkies. And when he picks fights, he wins them. The base loves him. The polls bode well, to the extent polls are not mere onanism.

If Donald Trump was not still in the picture, he would be the unquestioned frontrunner. But Donald Trump is in the picture.

And he has every right to be. Let’s cut the baloney the regime media keeps serving up. This was a great president who made huge substantive improvements to the country. By defeating Bill Clinton’s wizened baby oven – maybe – Trump literally saved the Constitution. And he would have done even more but for an indisputably questionable election and the unprecedented, fully-fascist attacks of the Establishment and their media and bureaucratic allies.

There are good reasons for Trump to run, and good reasons for him not to, and none of them matter because the decision is Trump’s. The smart money says he will go for it.

So, does Ron DeSantis step up to the 800-pound Gorilla Channel fan for a clash of the titans?

There are rumors that he has promised not to run if Trump does. Do not believe them. There is wishcasting to the effect that he would take the veep slot. It won’t happen.

The fact is that this is DeSantis’s time to score the Big Enchilada.

He is never going to be better positioned than right after his smashing reelection victory. He will have the momentum, he will have the excitement, and he will have the bully pulpit as governor of America’s most vibrant state.

He’s young (44) and he could wait, in theory. But why? Youth is part of his sell, and that applies both to the relatively youthful Trump and especially to crusty Grampa Badfinger should he run again (which he seems to want to do). And after getting the nomination, some Democrat is going to have to spend the campaign explaining how inflation, foreign defeat, and an open border are actually good things. With potential competition like Crusty, Kamala, or that supply chain superhero/scourge of “racist roads” Buttigieg, DeSantis would have to try to lose.

But most of all, he has to consider the fact that things can only go downhill for him from here. An economic downturn. A hurricane the regime media will blame on his personal carbon footprint. A terrible heath crisis (thankfully, his wife recently beat cancer and is back by his side). It could be anything. And it could change everything. Chance is a fickle and cruel dominatrix, just the way the Dispatch guys like ‘em.

The problem with being on top is that there is nowhere to go but down. That’s the position Ron DeSantis would find himself looking at in 2028.

Sure, Trump has the poll numbers right now, but right now the 2024 race is a hypothetical. Republicans generally like Trump, except for the Never Trump sissies no one cares about anyway. But the midterm flogging of the Dems is not even complete and no one being polled is thinking deeply about 2024 yet.

“Who do I like? Haven’t given it much thought. Trump, I guess. Now stop calling me during supper.”

But soon, they will have to think about it. They will have to start weighing the alternatives. The GOP base loves only one thing more than Donald Trump, and that’s winning. Ron DeSantis is a proven winner. Donald Trump has the entire axis of evil gunning for him. The GOP could very well offer The Donald a gold watch and a handshake once they think it over.

Or not.

But one thing is undeniable. Ron DeSantis is the best positioned to beat Trump of any Republican who might run. And, unlike Trump, he has no firm ceiling for votes in the general. If Trump wins it will be a squeaker – it’s just a function of how many losers hate him. DeSantis has no such baggage.

And DeSantis knows all this. He’s not dumb, and neither is Trump, who sees the governor of New Alligatoria as his only real competition. The libs are dumb, but even they see it. That’s why we are already getting the inevitable “Trump is literally Hitler, but DeSantis is literally Hitler²” articles and tweets.

The stars have aligned. All the pieces fit. The time is now. Ron DeSantis really has no choice but to run if he ever wants to be president – he will never have a better chance. Just ask ex-President Christie.


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After DeSantis crushes Crist by 8+ points in November, he's going to have a winner's momentum and everyone in his political circle will be telling him to strike while the iron is hot and run. Everyone.
1 posted on 09/22/2022 1:29:44 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Drew68

LOL.


2 posted on 09/22/2022 1:31:17 PM PDT by JayGalt (For evil men to accomplish their purpose it is only necessary that good men should do nothing.”)
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To: Drew68

Trump is lead 🐎 horse and if he runs it’s his


3 posted on 09/22/2022 1:31:40 PM PDT by JonPreston
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To: Drew68

I know Trump got screwed out of the presidency in 2020, and I’d be glad to cast another ballot for him in 2024. I’d also be glad to cast a ballot for DeSantis in 2024. The primary voters can decide who it’ll be - the only thing I ask is that Trump not personally attack DeSantis and damage him for the future.


4 posted on 09/22/2022 1:33:06 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Drew68

DeSantis is young and a damn fine Gov. Hope he waits until 2028.


5 posted on 09/22/2022 1:33:23 PM PDT by broken_clock (Go Trump! Still praying.)
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To: Drew68

I’d have a hard time choosing between Trump and DeSantis for sure. “Luckily” I live in CA and by the time I can vote in the primarily, the candidate has been all but chosen.

By the time CA could vote, McCain and Romney and Trump had already locked up the GOP nominations. None were my first choice.


6 posted on 09/22/2022 1:34:34 PM PDT by olivia3boys
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To: Drew68
Hopefully, DeSantis appointments and nominates better people than Trump.
7 posted on 09/22/2022 1:34:39 PM PDT by thegagline (Sic semper tyrannis )
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To: Drew68

trump and desantis will coordinate with each other to decide what is best.


8 posted on 09/22/2022 1:35:22 PM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: thegagline
Hopefully, DeSantis appointments and nominates better people than Trump.

He'll have the same pool that Trump had - maybe even smaller.

The other side has perfected the tactics of scorched earth on the lives of the supporters/appointees of leading Republican politicians.

9 posted on 09/22/2022 1:37:28 PM PDT by kiryandil (China Joe and Paycheck Hunter - the Chink in America's defenses)
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To: Drew68

DeSantis should NEVER run against Trump and I doubt will. Maybe Trump tap him for his VP.

I think Townhall and Kurt Schlichter are full of it.


10 posted on 09/22/2022 1:38:05 PM PDT by Jim W N (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ (Jude 3) and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Agreed.


11 posted on 09/22/2022 1:38:50 PM PDT by Husker24 (Pp)
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To: Drew68

After what he just pulled off on the “enriched” wealthy elitist piggies, he’d win in a landslide. I think Desantis V. Gruesome Newsom would be the perfect matchup. Gruesome would get his ass kicked royally. He’d be wishing that the recall had been successful.


12 posted on 09/22/2022 1:38:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Adolf Biden is a teenager killer.)
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To: Drew68

I hope that DeSantis is smarter than this. A run against President Trump in 2024 would create chaos, and a lot of angry MAGA people. Imagine putting your base in that position - to choose between the man, one who has already proven himself, who has given so much, and was cheated out of his second term, and another man who you think is the perfect successor. What a stupid and destructive move that would be.


13 posted on 09/22/2022 1:39:30 PM PDT by JudyinCanada (Maranatha)
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To: Drew68

Actually, right now I don’t think DeSantis is really focusing on Trump but is waiting for things to sort themselves out and is doing what Trump should have done in the last election: attack the left, not just his political rivals in his own party.

Trump definitely won anyway, in my opinion, but I think he would have gotten more support when the attacks on him started, and even in his challenge to the elections, if he had not gone scorched earth on his rivals during the primaries. He really didn’t even need to do it.

DeSantis is focusing on fighting back against the left and he doesn’t just bluster, he does things that get under their skin but gain him a lot of support with the rest of us.


14 posted on 09/22/2022 1:39:53 PM PDT by livius
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To: Drew68

he’s not running ... these articles are bullcarp ...


15 posted on 09/22/2022 1:41:10 PM PDT by bankwalker (Repeal the 19th ...)
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To: Jim W N
Maybe Trump tap him for his VP.

Were I in RD's shoes, I would politely decline. I'd rather run later on a strong successful governorship of a large State, than on doing make-work in a nearly worthless office.

YMMV.

16 posted on 09/22/2022 1:41:30 PM PDT by NorthMountain (... the right of the peopIe to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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To: thegagline
Hopefully, DeSantis appointments and nominates better people than Trump.

I can't see how he could possibly do worse.

17 posted on 09/22/2022 1:42:31 PM PDT by Drew68 (Ron DeSantis for President 2024)
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To: Drew68

Once Trump is out of the way, whenever and however that is, they, the evil ones, will set their lambent red eyes on DeSantis. They will do to him ALL that they did to Trump and throw in any new vileness that they can dream up. Rinse repeat, until they absolutely own the show.


18 posted on 09/22/2022 1:43:28 PM PDT by TalBlack (We have a Christian duty and a patriotic duty. God help us.)
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To: Drew68

What Kurt failed/forgot to mention is that DeSantis will be hated by the establishment, RINOs, commies, socialists, MSM, and dems in general every bit as Trump was and is to this day.

Now having them on the same ticket will end this kind of speculation, that said this nation might have a chance.


19 posted on 09/22/2022 1:43:42 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute. )
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To: broken_clock
Why should he wait until 2028? Let's ignore what happened in 2020. Pay attention to Trump's age. He will be 78 in 2024.

If DeSantis runs, he has a good chance in winning the nomination. He'll probably lose but it shouldn't stop him from running. Even if he loses, it'll set him up nicely for 2028. If he wins, he'll be like JFK, Clinton and Obama. A youthful President

20 posted on 09/22/2022 1:44:03 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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