We have an entire year before voters go to the primary polls. A few Republicans have entered the race, nipping at Donald Trump’s heels. But everyone is waiting to hear from a governor in the Sunshine State.
Many think that Ron DeSantis will run for president in 2024. Even liberals like Bill Maher appear to be rooting for him, convinced he can beat both Donald Trump and whoever runs on the left. DeSantis, who won a landslide re-election victory in 2022, has yet to make an announcement. But he just said something that could amount to a major move.
From Daily Wire:
Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis hinted Thursday at a potential timeline for when he may announce a 2024 presidential campaign, should he decide to run…
“So we’re going to have a three month run here where I think we’re going to be able to deliver more than we’ve already delivered,” DeSantis said…
“So that’s going to be my focus, then when we get on the other side of that, assuming we’ve been successful, we’ll take a look at what that would mean for national,” he added.
Well, what is going on here? During a recent interview, DeSantis was discussing his plans for his second term as Florida governor. DeSantis has effectively flipped the state, giving it a Republican supermajority.
He can do a lot for Florida with such tremendous Republican support. During this interview, he said as much. But then he gave a peculiar timeline. He said he will have a “three month run” to deliver for the people of Florida.
After that, he said he’d “take a look at what that would mean for national.” He didn’t give any more specifics. But the governor might be dropping a hint for a possible 2024 presidential run. His comments could mean that for the next three months, he is focusing on achieving important goals for Florida.
After that, he might launch his “national” plans, meaning a presidential campaign.
DeSantis kept his remarks somewhat vague, so we don’t know for sure. But this is the closest we’ve seen from him in terms of future national plans. The man has been traveling to various parts of the country recently.
He even released a book that shot to the number-one spot on Amazon. It does look like he is trying to reach beyond just Florida. Maybe we’ll find out in three months?
- FL Gov. DeSantis appeared to hint at his timeline for announcing a 2024 run.
- The Republican said he would focus on delivering for FL for three months.
- He then said he would look at his “national” plans, perhaps meaning a campaign.
Source: Daily Wire