Ron DeSantis officially entered the presidential race in 2024 by announcing his run with celebrity Elon Musk. Let’s analyze the news closely and learn what the Governor said during his announcement event.
Ron DeSantis Announces 2024 Presidential Bid
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced his candidacy for the 2024 Republican presidential run on Wednesday. He made the announcement through an audio stream on Twitter Spaces with Twitter CEO Elon Musk and tech investor David Sacks.
The Governor declared,” I am running for president of the United States to lead our great American comeback.” He added,” But we know our country is moving in the wrong direction. We can see it with our eyes and feel it in our bones.”
— World-Wire (@WorldWire) May 27, 2023
At the beginning of his address to listeners, DeSantis tried to throw light on the dark picture of a country. He indicated that the country is going in the wrong direction under the present administration and urged Republicans to support him.
Promising to fulfill his vows for the Americans, DeSantis said,” My pledge to you is, if you nominate me, you can set your clock to January 20, 2025, at noon because, on the west of the US Capitol, I will be taking the oath of office as 47th president of the United States. No excuses; I will get the job done.”
The Governor is also reported to complete the paperwork with the Federal Election Commission. By doing so, DeSantis has stepped into the Republican party presidential primary race later than most candidates but is supposed to bid with more campaign funds and support in the polls than any other opponents except for former president Donald Trump.
In the event, DeSantis talked about changing the culture of losing as the republican party has not gained any elections in past years. He said,” There is no substitute for victory. We must end the culture of losing that has infected the Republicans in recent years.”
During the question-and-answer segment, Conservative anchor Steve Deace listed many of the former president’s perceived drawbacks and asked how he would ensure his political agenda works against the shortcomings.
DeSantis replied,” Even my worst critics in Florida will acknowledge when I tell people I am going to do something. I don’t make promises or say I will do something light.
DeSantis, 44, has served as the 46th Florida governor since 2019. He received a strong endorsement from Trump during the 2018 primary.
According to recent polling, DeSantis and Trump appear to be leading the presidential race in the early phases of the campaign. Trump leads the Governor by 38 points in the most recent poll of 3,526 Republican voters.
Also, according to the same poll, roughly 3 in 5 potential Republican primary voters, nearly 58%, would endorse Trump if the primary were held in their state, while 20% would support DeSantis.
One of the surveys shows that DeSantis is a second choice among 48% of potential GOP primary voters who support Trump, and 46% of the Florida governor’s supporters see Trump as their top backup choice.
DeSantis is considered one of the most powerful Republican presidential candidates. Though he ended his much-anticipated presidential run on Wednesday by asserting his bid, it is yet to see whether the Governor is ready for the national stage.
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