Republicans seeking the party nomination in 2024 got a player this week when Nikki Haley flung her aggressive heels into the game, and additional Republicans are anticipated to join shortly, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is said to be ready to run but has yet to do so as of this week.
At a recent tort reform news conference, the extremely popular GOP governor was expressly asked by a reporter whether he will be the next to declare, as Jon Doughtery wrote for Conservative Brief, adding links to the comments:
“BREAKING: DeSantis asked if he’s running for president
“Nikki Haley announced her presidential run today, do you plan on following suit?”
“Hahaha! Wouldn’t you like to know!”Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) posted on Twitter on February 14, 2023.
BREAKING: DeSantis asked if he's running for president
"Nikki Haley announced her presidential run today, do you plan on following suit?"
"Hahaha! Wouldn't you like to know!" pic.twitter.com/skYs9wi3DL
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) February 14, 2023
Not everyone who supports DeSantis wants him to run now. Others say he’d be a fantastic President, but I think he should stay in Florida, where he’s doing a terrific job, and run someday in the future when the mud fights won’t be as devastating as they are projected to be in the next several years, with the severe arguments over many difficult subjects.
In his analysis, Doughtery mentioned statements made by firebrand Sarah Palin on this same issue, and went on to say:
Meanwhile, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who was the late John McCain’s presidential running mate in 2008, is encouraging DeSantis to stand down in 2024 and throw his support behind Donald Trump, the first to declare officially for the party’s nomination.
During an interview with Newsmax presenter Eric Bolling, Palin discussed speculations that DeSantis would run for President in 2024, pitting him against Trump in the GOP primary. Trump declared his candidacy for president in November.
“Do you think DeSantis jumps in?” Bolling asked Palin.
“DeSantis doesn’t need to,” Palin replied. “I envision him as our president someday, but not right now. Everybody I speak with in Florida, they all love him. And he does set the tone for, I’d say every other governor in the nation. I think he’s our best governor and he should stay governor for a bit longer. He’s young. You know he has decades ahead of him where he can be our president.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
“Trump needs to choose somebody who, like him, has nothing to lose. What more can they do to that person personally or verbal attacks or anything else on the family? That person has been through the wringer, so they know what they’re getting into. And that person then can just focus on doing what’s right for the people,” Palin said. CONTINUE READING…