Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has skyrocketed to popularity in the last two years. He’s expected to announce running for President any day now.
But Ron DeSantis stunned everyone with this unexpected message for Americans.
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) spoke about the lack of “accountability” inside the Republican Party regarding defeats in the last three election cycles during a press conference recently, while also criticizing the “culture of losing” he alleges is forming in the party.
At a news conference on Monday, the governor of Florida reiterated his calls for the GOP to end its “culture of losing” in response to a question regarding the upcoming elections.
DeSantis discussed how the GOP lost the House in 2018 and then went on to lose the Senate and the White House in 2020. The disastrous 2022 midterm elections, in which the GOP scored poorly in most states, were the next topic he brought up.
“We were supposed to have this big red wave, and other than, like, Florida and Iowa, I didn’t see a red wave across this country. And so I think the party has developed a culture of losing. I think that there’s not accountability, and I think in Florida we really showed what it takes to not just win, win big, and then deliver big,” DeSantis said.
After winning by just 33,000 votes four years ago, DeSantis won his bid for governor by almost 20 percentage points the following year. GOP candidates also won state and federal congressional elections in Florida.
The only Democrat serving the Iowa Hawkeye State dropped her congressional seat, rendering the state’s congressional delegation fully Republican.
Gov. Kim Reynolds (R-IA) also easily won reelection after winning a more competitive campaign four years prior.
The GOP only managed to flip one governorship in that election, Nevada’s. In the election, the GOP lost three governorships that it had previously held.
Additionally, the GOP lost a Senate seat after aiming to take control of the chamber by winning the majority in the House by a narrower margin than expected.
In addition, DeSantis noted that elected officials should focus more on producing results in government than on “cable news” or “social media.”
“That’s really what matters. You can sit there and talk about cable news and social media, all these other things that people are fixated on. For me, it’s like, ‘What’s that true north?’ Obviously, you’ve got to win. Otherwise, you don’t get a ticket to the dance, but once you do that, how are you going to be able to actually bring about big change to make people’s lives better?” remarked DeSantis.
In the upcoming weeks, DeSantis is anticipated to make his presidential run official. The governor of Florida has already visited a number of important states, including Iowa. According to polling results, DeSantis is trailing former President Donald Trump in the GOP race.
The comments were made at a news conference after DeSantis signed legislation barring public colleges from utilizing funding for diversity, equity, and inclusion programs.
“Florida has ranked No. 1 in higher education for seven years in a row, and by signing this legislation, we are ensuring that Florida’s institutions encourage diversity of thought, civil discourse, and the pursuit of truth for generations to come,” the governor of Florida said.
It’s certainly hard to argue with Ron DeSantis’s results in the state of Florida, and he could very well be a solid choice for conservatives in the 2024 election.
Though, it’s safe to say that both Trump and DeSantis would be major upgrades over the awful administration we have in control of the White House right now.
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