The governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, has been re-elected in his position in the ‘midterns’ that were held this Tuesday in the US. After his resounding victory, many look at him again as a possible rival to Donald Trump in the Republican party in the face of occupying the White House in 2024. However, DeSantis himself avoided talking about his future plans after his victory and only insisted on a of the characteristics of his mandate: his messianism.
“Many Americans have come to Florida because it is the promised land” and “a ray of hope,” according to Efe.
DeSantis, who has won re-election with almost 60% of the vote, a 20-point difference over his Democratic rival, Charlie Crist, has spoken of a historic result in a state that definitely seems to have turned to conservative politics since that Marco Rubio, DeSantis’s electoral partner, will have his seat in the Senate for the Miami-Dade district, the most populous in the state and where a Republican candidate has not won for 20 years.
Although the governor of Florida, who appeared accompanied by his wife, Casey DeSantis, and with his daughter in his arms, did not want to talk about 2024 and less about the White House, he did not miss an opportunity to confront Biden.
“People come here because our politics work. … Liberal-ruled cities and counties have seen imposed totalitarianism.”
The Republican has made his rebellion against the Covid measures one of the policies most opposed to the White House and, in fact, sees in that strategy one of the reasons for his massive support in Florida.
“We were a haven of sanity when the world went crazy. We chose facts over fear, education over indoctrination, law and order over riots… Freedom is here to stay,” he insisted. in his speech after a victory that, I warn navigators, he considers “historic”: “Not only did we win an election, we have rewritten the political map. Thank you for honoring us with a victory that will go down in history.”
DeSantis thanked all of his campaign staff, volunteers, and “the most important thing,” he said, “is to thank the best first lady in all 50 states. A great mother of our three children, a cancer survivor,” he said in praise of his wife.
“Thank you all because the last four years have represented a challenge for Florida and this process has been overcome,” he added.
DeSantis’ resounding victory contrasts with the tight victory he won four years ago, when he won the governorship by less than one percentage point, and also underpins his future candidacy for the White House, as some media predict.
“We have achieved more than we thought four years ago and I have only begun to fight,” he said as he bid farewell to his constituents.
All analysts expected DeSantis’s victory, but the key was to know by how much and if the Florida governor’s shadow could be long enough to start covering up Donald Trump. And Tuesday’s “historic” victory puts him on a very good path to challenge for any position in the Republican Party.
Nevertheless, “Ron DeSanctimonious” as Trump himself called him before the election, knows that if he wants to run he will have to fight against the evil arts of his party partner who on his own plane on Monday night, already warned the journalists who accompanied him that if DeSantis disputed his possible candidacy in 2024 “he could be very hurt” because Trump himself has “things” about the governor of Florida that the base would not like to know very much.
These direct threats, reported by the British newspaper Guardiancould be what will stop DeSantis in these two years remaining for the next general election in the US and he is thinking about preparing better for the 2028 ones.
Trump himself is expected to announce his candidacy for the Presidency of the United States on Tuesday, November 15, and he does not want anyone in his party to confront him. Right now, whether the former president wants it or not, Ron DeSantis is the most powerful rival in the Republican party for his aspirations, especially after Tuesday’s results.
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