Watch DeSantis “Top Gov” New Campaign Ad Destroys The Mainstream Media

Watch DeSantis "Top Gov" New Campaign Ad Destroys The Mainstream Media

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is portrayed as a rebel in his “Top Gov” new campaign ad. With the “Top Gov” label at the start, his latest political ad resembles that of Tom Cruise’s “Top Gun” movies, and the slo-mo shots of the Republican governor zipping up a flight suit over an energetic guitar music track give complete MAVERICK VIBES.

DeSantis served in the Navy for six years and was awarded the Bronze Star before his honorable discharge in 2010. According to the Miami Herald, he was deployed to Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, but his service was more JAG than Top Gun. He was a military lawyer who provided legal advice on operations.

 DeSantis’ New “Top Gov” Campaign Ad

 DeSantis' New "Top Gov" Campaign Ad
DeSantis’ New “Top Gov” Campaign Ad Screenshot

In the “Top Gov” commercial, released late Monday, DeSantis arrives in a bomber jacket and gives a whiteboard lecture, mirroring scenes from the film. However, he is about “taking on the corporate media,” not pulling 10 Gs during a bombing run. 

HE “briefs” an outside team — presumably Florida voters — on the “rules of engagement” for “dogfighting” with “corporate media.” He then walks out onto the tarmac and zips up his flight suit. It concludes with DeSantis wearing a helmet and standing in the cockpit of a fighter jet, saying, “Alright, ladies and gentlemen.”

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Comparisons to Michael Dukakis’s Ad Campaign

DeSantis’s latest ad campaign is compared to Michael Dukakis’s 1988. While running for president in 1988, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis staged one of the most-mocked campaign photo ops in modern political history.

The video of the not-so-tough politician emerging from a tank, smiling in military gear, his name taped to the top of the helmet, went “viral.” Reporters can be heard laughing uncontrollably. 

ABC News legend Sam Donaldson — who, according to a Dukakis aide, was doubled over laughing and can be heard jokingly shouting, “Come out! “Put them up!”

Comparisons to Michael Dukakis's Ad Campaign
Comparisons to Michael Dukakis’s Ad Campaign

The Bush campaign took advantage of the situation, airing a devastating campaign ad in which a narrator says, “Michael Dukakis is opposed to virtually every defense system we’ve developed, and now he wants to be our commander in chief.” 

America cannot afford to take that risk.” At a campaign stop, Bush, a decorated WWII pilot, joked that Dukakis “thinks a naval exercise is something you find in Jane Fonda’s workout book.”

According to Politico, a poll soon found that 25% of voters said they were less likely to vote for Dukakis because of the tank photo. Worse, Dukakis refused to “get in the sandbox” or “throw mudpies,” as he put it, by opposing the Bush campaign, which he later regretted.

His campaign hit rock bottom. He only won ten states in the end. Bush easily defeated him; however, Dukakis outperformed his immediate predecessors, Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale in 1984 and then-President Jimmy Carter in 1980.

Ron DeSantis Bio

Ron DeSantis
Ron DeSantis

Ron DeSantis is an American politician currently serving as the ‘Republican’ governor of the United States state of Florida. He began his political career as a member of the ‘Republican’ party in the ‘House of Representatives,’ representing Florida’s 6th congressional district. 

He dropped out of the Senate race in 2016 and ran for a House seat. He resigned after winning the ‘Republican’ gubernatorial primary in 2018. He defeated Andrew Gillum and was sworn in as the youngest governor of a U.S. state in 2019.

He is a Harvard law graduate who has worked for the Naval Reserve Center in Dallas, Texas, and ‘SEAL Team One’ in Iraq. He has worked as a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Florida and a lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the U.S. Navy Reserve. After a very long time have seen Ron DeSantis military avatar in his new “Top Gov” New Campaign Ad.

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Ron DeSantis Military Services Career 

Ron DeSantis Military Services Career 
Ron DeSantis Military Services Career

In 2004, Ron DeSantis was drafted as a commissioned ‘Reserve Naval officer to the ‘U.S. Naval Reserve Center in Dallas, Texas. He was selected for the ‘Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG).

He was appointed as a ‘JAG’ prosecutor at the ‘Trial Service Office Command South East’ of ‘Naval Station Mayport,’ Florida, after graduating from the ‘U.S. Naval Justice School’ in 2005. In 2006, he was promoted to lieutenant (LT) and worked as the commander of the ‘Joint Task Force-Guantanamo’ (JTF-GTMO) at the ‘Guantanamo Bay Joint Detention Facility.’

In 2007, he was drafted by the ‘Naval Special Warfare Command Group‘ to serve as the legal advisor for ‘SEAL Team One,’ after which he was deployed to Iraq.

In 2008, he was reappointed to the ‘U.S. Naval Region Southeast Legal Service.’ He was assigned to the ‘U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Florida by the ‘U.S. Department of Justice.’ DeSantis was discharged from duty in February 2010, and the ‘U.S. Navy Reserve’ assigned him to the ‘Judge Advocate General Corps as a reserved commissioned lieutenant.

He was awarded a ‘Bronze Star Medal,’ a ‘Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal,’ a ‘Global War on Terrorism Service Medal,’ and an ‘Iraq Campaign Medal’ at the end of his military career. 

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