Casey DeSantis humorously portrays hubby as family man in new Governor's race ad - Florida Politics

Casey DeSantis humorously portrays hubby as family man in new Governor’s race ad

Casey Black DeSantis, one of the most recognizable faces on Jacksonville television with long runs at two local news operations, will be introduced to state audiences starting Tuesday in a new ad from the Ron DeSantis campaign for governor.

The ad’s copy is heavy on references to President Donald Trump, which is unsurprising in light of the President coming to Tampa Tuesday to rally on behalf of DeSantis, a third-term Congressman representing the Daytona Beach area.

“Everyone knows my husband Ron DeSantis is endorsed by President Trump. But he’s also an amazing dad. Ron loves playing with the kids,” Casey DeSantis says, kicking off an ad that attempts to meld humor and the presentation of her husband as a family man.

The spot features DeSantis exhorting a child to “build the wall” using giant construction blocks, reading to a child from “The Art of the Deal,” and teaching a child to read from a Trump sign.

“Make America great again,” DeSantis reads to one of his offspring.

“People say Ron is all-Trump, but he’s really so much more,” Mrs. DeSantis quips, as the camera pans to a child of tender age in a crib, wearing a Make America Great Again onesie.

“Big league,” the candidate says, “so good.”

DeSantis officially entered the race for Governor in January after exploring a run for months. His entry was preceded by a late-December message from the Tweeter in Chief that many speculated would create a tectonic shift in the Republican primary to replace term-limited Gov. Rick Scott.

And it has.

But Trump’s support isn’t the only Ace up DeSantis’ sleeve. Unlike other prospective first ladies, Casey could end up being a powerful surrogate on the campaign trail rather than playing a background role on her husband’s campaign.

Where most campaigns spend weeks prepping candidate’s non-politician spouses for an interview or two over the course of a campaign, there’s little worry that Casey, an Emmy Award winning TV host who certainly isn’t camera shy, will fumble her words or otherwise slip up in media appearances or stump speeches.

The DeSantises have been married since 2010, two years before Ron DeSantis won his first term in Congress. As seen in the TV ad, they have since had two children, the second of which was born two months into DeSantis’ bid for Governor.

DeSantis is competing with Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in the Republican primary for Governor.

22 Comments

  1. I feel sorry for her. I feel worse for us. God help us if he’s the best FL has to offer.

  2. He’s literally teaching his children propaganda. Pretty sad how people on both sides don’t seem to be able to grasp how this kind of behavior only pushes us all further past the precipice. History is pretty cut and dry on what happens when political divisions take over all aspects of life.

    1. Let me say I’m not a member of either party. Having said that the GOP has got to go so much lower to even be competitive on the repulsive scale compared to the Democrats like mad Maxine Waters and others calling for violence and attacks on people who work for the President, that is so disgusting she should be impeached!!!

  3. Haha. brilliant. Good job Ron. He is playing on his strength (trump) while humanizing himself (kids). And humour never hurt.

    While putnam desperately mentions his support for trump in every ad, I think Ron’s “trump ad” trumped Putnam

    1. “Humour”? I guess that’s how they spell that where you are. Which is, where? Novgorad? Krasnogorsk?

      1. deSantis’ futile flopping – like a fish out-of-water – is evident in his fealty-filled and trump-infested attempt to portray both his values and trump’s as humane and reasonable.

        Fortunately … there are five Democrats in the race that are better than he.

  4. How despicable to humor-ize, normalize the mentally disturbed, vile, racist, bigoted, sexist, narcissist pig, compulsive liar, greedy crook, white supremacist scumbag Trump. What horrid human beings.

    1. Your words define you! Very disappointing to see you spew your lies. Get a grip and clean up your act!

  5. Sad day in the world. These kids are hampered before they are fully toilet trained. Shame!! VOTE BLUE!! Save the babies.

  6. This is beyond sad. The fact that this is considered “humor” to have children “build a wall” to keep out people who are being persecuted is just pathetic. I can only think of a game-reenactment of the voyage of the St. Louis, with walls to keep Jewish refugees from entering Cuba and the United States, and sending them back across the water to die in Europe. How sad this is.

    1. Thank you for this comment. I had no idea the history of the St. Louis. I wasn’t aware this ever happened. I can’t imagine how parents on this ship felt as they were turned away from port after port. I believe it’s probably how the people now coming from Central America seeking a safe haven are feeling. Especially after being separated from their children.

  7. Thank you for this comment. I had no idea the history of the St. Louis. I wasn’t aware this ever happened. I can’t imagine how parents on this ship felt as they were turned away from port after port. I believe it’s probably how the people now coming from Central America seeking a safe haven are feeling. Especially after being separated from their children.

  8. Let me say I’m not a member of either party. Having said that the GOP has got to go so much lower to even be competitive on the repulsive scale compared to the Democrats like mad Maxine Waters and others calling for violence and attacks on people who work for the President, that is so disgusting she should be impeached!!!

    1. Except — that Congresswoman Waters has NOT advocated violence … only confrontation and relating truth to ignorance

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