During ‘Fox and Friends’ appearance, Ron DeSantis keeps door open on 2024 presidential run
Ron DeSantis. Image via AP.

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2024 plans? Super Bowl Shuffle for the Governor.

Gov. Ron DeSantis showed up on Fox and Friends Sunday and found himself for the second time in recent days addressing 2024 presidential speculation.

The Governor did not close the door on the race in 2024, but as he did late last week, the Governor did not say no to a run that would happen at the beginning of his second term, should he be reelected in 2022.

When host Will Cain asked DeSantis if he would take the 2024 plunge, the Governor laughed theatrically.

“We’ve got a great Governor’s election in 2022, which will be very important for our state, and quite frankly, I think, uh, you know, it gives us the ability to keep the momentum going, so that’s what we’re focused on.”

When asked if that was a no, the Governor demurred.

“That’s a ‘we have 2022 to worry about’,” the Governor said.

Indeed, the Governor is positioning himself nicely for whatever may come in the Governor’s race next year, with $9.5 million in his Friends of Ron DeSantis political committee. Though he has said that he doesn’t poll, allies do: the Florida Chamber of Commerce, as we reported on Jan. 29, had the Governor at 54% approval in its most recent canvass of the state.

However, whether he’s running to serve the full four years is another matter, as enthusiasts in the conservative media continue to urge him toward the 2024 starting line. A recent Newsmax appearance saw the Governor address head-on “speculation” that he would run for President.

As with the Newsmax hit, which allowed DeSantis to compare his leadership style favorably to that of other Republicans, the Fox News spot (purportedly “co-hosting” a Super Bowl pregame segment) allowed him to go far afield of the action tonight at Raymond James Stadium.

Familiar tropes, such as maunderings about the left-liberal “partisan agenda” and narratives of the “corporate elite media” and Democratic-run “dystopias,” filled more of the segment than the Governor’s commentary on the Super Bowl, which he still sees as a Tampa Bay Buccaneers win.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


8 comments

  • Palmer Tom

    February 7, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    Good news. There are people out there who would love to vote against him as often as possible.

  • William Brightman

    February 8, 2021 at 1:43 am

    Count me as someone who will vote against Ron Dumbsantis next year.

  • Harold Finch

    February 8, 2021 at 8:47 am

    Ole Ronnie is packing on the pounds!! The pudgy old boy is not ready for prime time!! Many, many republicans including me, would not vote for his dumb ass!! His wife is really the one with the brains!

  • Sonja Fitch

    February 8, 2021 at 10:27 am

    “To keep on doing what I am doing”! Wtf Duffus Desantis is willingly slaughtering Floridians! Remember if it is said on FOX then it is a LIE. Lol.

  • PeterH

    February 8, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    DeSantis winning campaign narrative:

    “Florida has zero State income tax, is the third largest recipient of Federal tax money, and 95% of the state has an elevation above the ocean of less than 16 feet.”

    Not just more winning ….. it’s ALL WINNING!

  • GD

    February 8, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    He’s got to beat Crist first and as badly and corruptly DeSantis has screwed up covid, unemployment and now rehires the company along with kissing Trump’s but, other things with the anti Trump backlash coming, he’ll have lots of time to campaign after losing to Crist.
    The repub party is so fiscally and morally bankrupt existing on lies after lies and expect people to keep swallowing it is in for a bad 2022.

  • Cathy Page

    February 9, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA…….This stupid son of a bitch couldn’t find a way to get his head out of trump’s fat ass, how TF is going to find Washington DC!

  • Mary Traza

    February 14, 2021 at 10:43 am

    We in NY have little to complain about Gov. DeSantis. Why else would we be leaving here for Florida in record numbers? Cuomo! DeSantis seems to be a reasonable person. The idiotic comments on this thread prove it.

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