On a personal level, I don’t like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis very much. When he was a Representative in Congress, he was always a bit standoffish and rude whenever I chatted with him about an initiative I was working on at the time. But since I’m an adult, that doesn’t matter very much. I don’t have to like any public official to support them, because I measure officials on two criteria: Do they get results; and do they fight for their constituents? Ron DeSantis – or “Heavy D” as Twitter has affectionately nicknamed him – does both of those things very well. That’s why we’re all starting to whisper in hopeful tones about his future political ambitions.
Mike Pence just announced that he’ll be headlining a major GOP fundraiser in New Hampshire very soon. Translated into plain English, that means Pence is going to be in the 2024 GOP primary race as he makes a run for the White House.
It’s probably no accident that Donald John Trump announced this same week that he’s intrigued by the idea of a Trump-DeSantis ticket in 2024. The rift between Trump and Pence over the latter’s January 6 betrayal is real, and it’s not going away anytime soon.
DeSantis, meanwhile, continues to govern Florida like a MAGA champ. He just signed two new bills into law. One bans vaccine passports (which are clearly illegal and unconstitutional) in Florida, and the other lifts ALL coronavirus restrictions across the state. On issue after issue, Ron DeSantis has not failed to disappoint. He always hits the right note when reporters try to ambush him and puts Floridians first when making executive decisions.
Hey, remember when DeSantis’ opponent Andrew Gillum overdosed on drugs and was flopping around naked on that hotel room floor that he had rented with a gay porn star and the cops had to come get him? How much do Florida voters feel like they dodged a bullet in that election?
Everyone knows that the 2020 election was hinky, so everyone is paying close attention to who might step up to run in 2024. Right-leaning news orgs are looking at Ron DeSantis admiringly right now, because he has never (to date, at least) bowed down to any woke corporate interests and he is incredibly Trumpian in his leadership. He shepherded Florida through the coronavirus in a smart way and allowed his bosses (the voters) to maintain their dignity and not lose their small businesses or mortgages in the process. Left-leaning news orgs are watching DeSantis because he terrifies them.
Which brings me to why we should all start praying for Ron DeSantis and his lovely family.
With a vegetable firmly ensconced in the White House, the Deep State is clearly running the show in DC. Susan Rice, Obama and the so-called “intelligence” agencies are the ones who are really running the Executive. And that means we can only imagine the nasty fake scandals that they are currently spinning up to try to destroy Ron DeSantis.
Just look at how nasty the intel agencies have been to MAGA conservatives. They claimed that Vladimir Putin had video evidence of Donald Trump watching Russian hookers go potty on a mattress in Moscow. They lied about that for five years and only finally admitted that it was a completely fake lie just a few months ago.
MAGA Congressman Matt Gaetz has been smeared as a “sex trafficker” by the intel agencies, with not a shred of evidence to back up that claim. Not one witness has come forward to make any claims that Matt Gaetz ever did anything improper with the women he was dating. He hasn’t been charged with anything. My prediction is that everything about that story will eventually turn out to be another lie – and once again, no one in the Deep State will be held accountable for it.
If they smeared Trump and Gaetz that way, imagine what they’re about to do to Ron DeSantis. I’m sure it will be something lecherous and disgusting that only a Democrat political campaign could come up with. But rest assured it’s coming, and it will be even nastier than the smears against Trump and Gaetz. And it will be 100% fake news.
So, pray for Heavy D and his wife and children. They’re going to need our prayers and support very much.