Looks like Ron DeSantis has developed a sudden case of amnesia – forgetting that he rose to political prominence by riding Trump’s coattails. Now he’s trying to cozy up to establishment donors with his book tour? And not even doing so successfully – a recent crowd in New York was barely over 200 people. (Embarrassing when you’re up against Trump who consistently fills stadiums.)
His book, the Courage To Be Free is his ticket to traveling the country and establishing a ground game without actually having to declare his candidacy for President. In a way, it’s a smart move to avoid the fire that will come when he finally does announce.
But overall, it’s unpopular.
Sorry to Ron DeSantis, but he can’t have his cake and eat it too. He can’t court the establishment while still expecting to appeal to grassroots supporters. The effort is all too obvious, and it’s a major turn-off for the millions of us who liked Ron because he had the same anti-establishment energy Trump had.
Maybe DeSantis needs to take a page out of his own book and find the COURAGE TO BE honest with his supporters. If he wants to go up against Trump, he should just come out and say it – instead of trying to sneak around and win over establishment donors behind closed doors.
But let’s face it, anyone who dares to challenge Trump will feel the swift and brutal backlash of the GOP. This party is still the party of Trump, and no one will be able to forget it. Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that Trump is a political force to be reckoned with. He’s the only President in history to gain significantly more votes in his second campaign than his first – despite countless calls to change his ways. And let’s not forget, Trump even managed to win over more black and Hispanic voters than any other GOP nominee in history. So, good luck trying to compete with that.
Ron DeSantis is going on a failing tour – and let’s be real, it’s just a preview of what will be a failing campaign if he does decide to challenge Trump. Trump has a proven history of demolishing candidates left and right. He took down not one, not two, but 15 qualified and experienced candidates in 2016. And let’s not forget, he ended an entire dynasty with just one debate. (Sorry, Bush family, it was nice while it lasted.)
If DeSantis thinks he can handle Trump, he better bring his A-game. Or, you know, just save himself the embarrassment and stay out of the ring. Either way, we’ll be here with our popcorn, ready to watch the show