The news of Tucker Carlson’s awful firing has sucked most of the oxygen out of the room this week. However, there are a lot of other things going on in terms of the 2024 Republican primary. President Trump has racked up a successive string of endorsements from Florida’s congressional delegation, after Governor Ron DeSantis’s efforts to woo the congressmen backfired on him.
There are two extremely contradictory rumors going around right now. One is that DeSantis will declare his candidacy sometime in mid-May. The other is that Trump is now actively courting DeSantis to be his VP.
There’s no way to know if either one of those claims is true right now, since the media lies about everything related to Governor DeSantis and President Trump. We just have to wait and see.
Let’s clear the air on something before we get to the endorsements. Trump and DeSantis are sniping at each other pretty hard right now. If DeSantis jumps in the race, it’s going to get even worse. Don’t get worked up about this. This is how we, the voters, will get the best possible candidate in November of 2024. We will get the best and most conservative fighter at the end of this battle, so let the best man win.
The reason I bring this up is because of all the phony posturing on social media right now, with Trump supporters and DeSantis supporters bashing each other. Do you want to know what’s going to happen in November of 2024. We’re all going to walk into the voting booth. Myself and all the other Trump supporters are going to vote for Ron DeSantis if he’s the nominee. All of you DeSantis supporters are going to vote for Big Orange if he’s the nominee. Period. Full stop.
Why? Because eggs are $9, families still can’t find enough baby formula in America, and Victoria Nuland and Tony Blinken just started another civil war in Sudan. (How much do I hate these people? So very, very much.)
So, don’t get worked up about the fighting. Don’t get personally invested. We’re America First conservatives. We’re the adults in the conversation, and this next election is for all the marbles. We want and need the best possible candidate that we can get, and a bruising primary will deliver that.
The DeSantis “campaign,” which is really just a PAC at this point because he hasn’t announced yet, started to panic recently after Trump had racked up four 2024 endorsements from Florida’s congressional delegation. The PAC sent emissaries to Washington, DC to meet with the remaining Florida congressmen and -women. That backfired spectacularly.
A bunch of the delegation immediately endorsed Donald Trump after meeting with the DeSantis people. Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) literally walked out of his meeting with them and endorsed Trump.
What happened? As Steube explained, Donald Trump was one of the first people to call him and offer words of encouragement when he was hospitalized. DeSantis never called him. Likewise, DeSantis has never reached out to anyone in the Florida congressional delegation in the past five years that he’s been governor. You can’t treat people that way. That’s why that gambit failed. You can’t ignore people until you need something from them. Try that with your spouse or your boss at work sometime and let us know how it goes.
I had the privilege of working toward Donald Trump’s presidential aspirations from 2012 through 2020. But I’ve also worked on much smaller projects over the years with many people in Congress, including Ron DeSantis when he was the representative for Florida’s sixth district. I can tell you from personal experience that Ron DeSantis is not a “people person.” He’s aloof and comes across as arrogant. That’s a problem for DeSantis, especially if he plans to run against someone as charismatic and charming as Donald Trump.
If I were advising either one of the campaigns, here’s what I would tell them.
I’d tell the DeSantis campaign to get Casey out there more. Ron’s wife is adorable and beautiful and charming. People can’t help but love her. She could help fill the gap a lot in terms of Ron DeSantis’s likeability.
I’d tell the Trump campaign to stop wasting opportunities at events. Trump got a standing ovation from the whole arena when he attended the UFC fights this month. The Trump campaign should have had people lined up outside the stadium signing people up as first-time Republican voters. Just because people love Trump doesn’t mean they’re registered to vote—and that was a missed opportunity.