Ron DeSantis May Be Out Before He’s In

David Thornton

David Thornton is a freelance writer and professional pilot who has also lived in Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and Emmanuel College. He is Christian conservative/libertarian who was fortunate enough to have seen Ronald Reagan in person during his formative years. A former contributor to The Resurgent, David now writes for the Racket News with fellow Resurgent alum, Steve Berman, and his personal blog, CaptainKudzu. He currently lives with his wife and daughter near Columbus, Georgia. His son is serving in the US Air Force. You can find him on Twitter @CaptainKudzu and Facebook.

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4 Responses

  1. Pinky says:

    I’m picturing horse-race style coverage of actual horses 8 months before the race. Too much hay! Not enough oats! I’d love it if DeSantis makes no mistakes and tops every poll through the primaries, but nothing cited in this article even indicates a slip-up, much less a change in political winds.Report

    • Trace Lorde in reply to Pinky says:

      This is more like 3 years before the actual race. 8months before the derby you have actual races to talk about.

      “Not enough hay for it’s dam.” “Give the stud more oats!”
      Y’all haven’t even seen the filly take its first step…Report

    • North in reply to Pinky says:

      It is, agreed, infinitely too soon.Report

  2. DavidTC says:

    The second reason is that DeSantis is trying to be everything to everybody. In so doing, he comes off as insincere and not genuine.

    I feel ‘comes off’ is doing a lot of work there.

    DeSantis has no charisma. He has no public speaking ability. And he is completely insincere about literally everything.

    ‘flip flopping’ isn’t the problem…Trump did that all the time. The problem is that DeSantis has absolutely no personality coming across, and the Trumpists operate _entirely_ off personality. Entirely entirely. It is literally the entire universe for them.

    I actually was worried about him, a month ago, as ‘slightly more competent Trump’, in that he actually manages to do the fascist nonsense that Trump never could, but then I did some research and realized he’s just been playing this crappy facsimile of Trump, except he thinking that actual policy ‘accomplishments’ would result in votes, but…the thing is, Trump voters care way more about the ranting and raving than _actually doing things_. (If they cared about actually doing things, they wouldn’t be voting for Trump to start with!)

    And DeSantis cannot, in any manner at all, rant and rave…he’ll be ripped to shreds by Trump. Hell, it looks like this just started.

    Oh, and as for the VP idea, it would be utterly horrible if it happened, it’d basically be Bush/Cheney again, and DeSantis could help with Trump’s election by presenting real policies. Except…Trump is never in a million years going to pick him. Hell, Trump is going to go utterly crazy with his VP pick, considering that he thinks his last one, forced on him by the GOP establishment, betrayed him by not helping with the coup.Report