Monday, February 08, 2021

During ‘Fox and Friends’ appearance, Ron DeSantis keeps door open on 2024 presidential run. (FlaPol)

Florida Governor RONALD DION DeSANTIS, keeps answering questions about a possible run for President in 2024.  If the tedious, tiresome Trump-loving termagant were re-elected Governor in 2022, with support of oligopolists and elephantine anti-labor forces, he would have to resign to run under Florida's amended resign-to-run law.  

The law was amended to allow then-Governor Charles Crist to offer his name as a possible Vice President to 2008 Presidential candidate Willard Mitt Romney.  Federal candidates were once excluded from resign-to-run.  The law has since been restored to federal candidates: if he qualifies as a primary candidate, his resignation is automatic.  

Florida needs a work horse, not a show horse, as Governor.

Now that resign-to-run includes the Presidency, why would anyone vote for a soon-to-resign figurehead?

A disgrace to our Nation, is DeSANTIS an other-directed, otiose one-term Governor?  Is his support like the River Platte, a mile wide and an inch deep?

You tell me.

From Florida Politics:

During ‘Fox and Friends’ appearance, Ron DeSantis keeps door open on 2024 presidential run

2024 plans? Super Bowl Shuffle for the Governor.

ByA.G. Gancarskion

February 8, 2021

Gov. Ron DeSantis showed up on Fox and Friends Sunday and found himself for the second time in recent days addressing 2024 presidential speculation.

The Governor did not close the door on the race in 2024, but as he did late last week, the Governor did not say no to a run that would happen at the beginning of his second term, should he be reelected in 2022.

When host Will Cain asked DeSantis if he would take the 2024 plunge, the Governor laughed theatrically.

“We’ve got a great Governor’s election in 2022, which will be very important for our state, and quite frankly, I think, uh, you know, it gives us the ability to keep the momentum going, so that’s what we’re focused on.”

When asked if that was a no, the Governor demurred.

“That’s a ‘we have 2022 to worry about’,” the Governor said.

Indeed, the Governor is positioning himself nicely for whatever may come in the Governor’s race next year, with $9.5 million in his Friends of Ron DeSantis political committee. Though he has said that he doesn’t poll, allies do: the Florida Chamber of Commerce, as we reported on Jan. 29, had the Governor at 54% approval in its most recent canvass of the state.

However, whether he’s running to serve the full four years is another matter, as enthusiasts in the conservative media continue to urge him toward the 2024 starting line. A recent Newsmax appearance saw the Governor address head-on “speculation” that he would run for President.

As with the Newsmax hit, which allowed DeSantis to compare his leadership style favorably to that of other Republicans, the Fox News spot (purportedly “co-hosting” a Super Bowl pregame segment) allowed him to go far afield of the action tonight at Raymond James Stadium.

Familiar tropes, such as maunderings about the left-liberal “partisan agenda” and narratives of the “corporate elite media” and Democratic-run “dystopias,” filled more of the segment than the Governor’s commentary on the Super Bowl, which he still sees as a Tampa Bay Buccaneers win.

Written By

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at

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