Many in the conservative movement have questioned whether Ron DeSantis would run in 2024. With Donald Trump in the race, it would spark a bitter battle for the nomination.
And Ron DeSantis stunned the media when he went nuclear on them with just six words.
No one can doubt that Ron DeSantis is the most successful Republican governor in the country.
After only winning his election in 2018 to be Florida’s governor by just 30,000 votes, he was able to sweep the state by a 1.5 million vote margin this year.
Thanks to his principled conservatism and common-sense governance, Florida has shifted from a purple state, to a solid Republican stronghold.
With so much success, it didn’t take long for the media to jump on him to commit to a run for president in 2024.
And DeSantis gave them, and the American people, a rare glimpse into his mindset after the election.
While speaking at an event in Matlacha, Florida about recovery efforts after Hurricane Ian, DeSantis made clear it was far too early to make the decision.
“We just finished this election, okay?” DeSantis said. “People just need to chill out a little bit on some of this stuff. I mean, seriously, we just ran an election. We have this Georgia runoff coming, which is very important for Republicans to win that Georgia runoff.”
He noted that he understands Florida’s victory was massive for Republicans in the wake of poor results elsewhere.
“I mean, I know around the country, Florida was kind of the biggest bright spot, it was not so bright in many other parts of the country,” he continued. “It was a substandard performance given the dynamics that are at play.”
DeSantis stated that he was given the opportunity to remain as governor of Florida because he focused on leadership and producing outcomes for the state’s inhabitants.
DeSantis said he wasted little time getting back to work after being re-elected in a landslide over Democratic opponent Charlie Crist last week.
“So at the end of the day, I think what we showed in Florida is just produce results, lead with conviction,” he said.
“I never put my finger in the wind or took polls, I just did what I thought that was right. But what the election gives us the opportunity to do is to continue to deliver. And so we’re going to continue to deliver, we’re not going to look back. And I think that that’s very, very significant.”
“But what I think Florida has shown is that, you look at all the problems that the country is having with the inflation, the open border, all these different things, a lot of failures,” he continued.
“Florida is an example that you know what, you can get the big things right, you can get things right.”
He closed his response to the issue by noting that he was focused on what else he could do to keep his state leading the country in governance.
“You know, the good thing about winning a big victory, we’ve got super majorities in the legislature now, and really, I think have have an opportunity to continue great momentum,” he said.
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