Who decided that Ron DeSantis is presidential material? Honestly. How, all of a sudden, the media started talking about Ron DeSantis as if he is the next shoo-in to become the 47th President of the United States? Was it after he won his gubernatorial race against Charlie Crist when his campaigned alluded to 2024 possibilities as the next President? Or, was it that Ron DeSantis hyped Ron DeSantis and the world listened because the alternative is none other than the con man Donald Trump?
In reality, no one stopped to check whether Ron DeSantis is worthy of that high office until he told us so himself by pursuing far-right policies that cannot and will not sit well in a general election among much smarter and younger voters than his home state of Florida.
Here, at punditry, we smelled that rat a long time ago. And wrote about it months ago.
“His people skills are very, very bad”
FLOUNDERING LIKE A FISH OUT OF WATER
Recently, we heard from lots of people who knew Ron DeSantis well, and through time, a clear image has emerged. One that shows how little he understands real politics and how little he cares about building consensuses and political relationships in support of his ambitions.
No one really knows Ron DeSantis because he talks to no one, engages little with other Republicans, and keeps to himself as if he is the sun and the rest of the world orbits around him. Well, those he disregarded and ignored are starting to talk, to include billionaires he needs to fund his campaign.
Listen for yourself.
“His people skills are very, very bad”. Honestly, ask yourself, who needs a President with good people skills? Every time a disaster hits home, you will be watching DeSantis find another culture war to divide us instead of attending to the needs of the American people. Just as he skipped Florida after the Ft. Lauderdale floods. Folks, Ron DeSantis is a joke, and the joke is on us for letting Ron DeSantis hype Ron DeSantis.
Ask yourself, then, do I want a narcissist President in the White House who only cares about himself? Again?
POLLING NUMBERS TANKING
With his polling numbers slowly tanking to the low 20s, and now matching those of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., another vaccine denialist, America is suddenly fully awake to this little and inconsequential man whose fame centers around banning books, signing, in the middle of the night, laws to deny Floridians abortions after six weeks, and shipping poor and helpless migrants forcing them to suffer more indignities.
Suddenly, his chances of becoming the next commander-in-chief are dwindling by the day, the more we get to know how petty he is.
Ask yourself, then, do I want a narcissist President in the White House who only cares about himself? Again? Because, we assure you that DeSantis is just a better educated authoritarian Trump without Trump’s force of nature.