Desantis, 44, has a solid track record
The filing of a notice with the US Federal Election Commission regarding the nomination of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for the 2024 presidential election has become an important but formal event in the political life of the United States. : Everyone knows DeSantis’s presidential ambitions for a long time. And now the matter is small – to become the only candidate of the Republican Party.
It was planned that everyone would learn about the nomination from DeSantis himself during a live broadcast with businessman Elon Musk on the Internet platform Twitter Spaces, but the press service of the Federal Election Commission publicly confirmed the receipt of the documents from DeSantis a couple of hours earlier. the beginning of the announced discussion. Yes, and Twitter let us down: it did not start at the agreed time, and when the video message from the Governor of Florida appeared on the platform, the application began to freeze, and the support service was flooded with complaints from disgruntled users.
The Democrats’ political technologists were quick to exploit this mistake by the political rival to the benefit of their wards: a link to their fundraising campaign immediately appeared on Biden’s page on the social network. With the title “But this link works”.
DeSantis, 44, has a strong track record: Before being elected governor of Florida, he was a member of the United States House of Representatives.
He is accused of promoting and supporting unpopular laws: restricting abortions, banning sex reassignment operations, pandering to gun owners.
He himself stated that he was “running for president to spearhead our great return to America.”
– Our border is a mess. Crime has taken over our cities. Decline is a choice, success is achievable. Freedom is worth fighting for. Truth must be our foundation. And in Florida we show that it is possible. – he said.
Donald Trump becomes DeSantis’ main rival. And the tricky thing is that DeSantis became governor of Florida in large part thanks to Trump’s support. But politics, as you know, does not tolerate delicacy. Although Trump himself, having learned about the appearance of a serious competitor, found the strength to congratulate him “on the finally announced decision”, wishing to experience “the full range of emotions from criticism of left-wing opponents”.
Indeed, Trump, who currently has the support of most members of his party, according to polls, will compete for the nomination with former US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, the billionaire Vivek Ramaswamy, former gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder and another candidate – South Carolina Senator Tim Scott. So far, former US Vice President Mike Pence has not officially joined this company, hinting more than once about his nomination. Furthermore, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has repeatedly stated his presidential ambitions.
But all of them are far behind Trump and DeSantis. Except, perhaps, Tim Scott, who is considered the rising star of the Republican Party. The black Republican began his campaign with statements in support of public spending cuts and speeches against the “radical left.” The 57-year-old black bachelor calls himself a clear example of the success achieved by the son of a single mother.