Kellyanne Conway urges Ron DeSantis to give up on 2024 run

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Conway: DeSantis should serve two terms, stand down for Trump in 2024.

A straw poll at lthe Turning Point USA conference in Tampa struck a former and perhaps future Donald Trump advisor as “significant” evidence of what Republicans want in 2024. And that advisor is urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to focus on serving two full terms as Florida Governor, with a White House run after that, essentially clearing the field for the former President.

Kellyanne Conway told Fox Business Network Monday that the TPUSA straw poll, which showed Trump with 78% support against 20% for DeSantis, was indeed a meaningful sign of where party activists are for 2024.

“He’s a great Governor, he’s fascinating. He could be a two-term, and he’s got a great sense for the culture warrior part too. Ron DeSantis can be the best two-term Governor in Florida in modern history and run for President before he’s 50.”

“The poll is significant for President Trump,” Conway added, “because Gov. DeSantis did speak on Friday night. He was well-received. He’s an unbelievably successful and consequential Governor of Florida. But it’s President Trump who led in the polls.”

“I think if President Trump decides to run and formally declares his candidacy, it will be a bit of a field-clearer,” she added. “If he decides not to run, whoever does, and there will be dozens, they’ll all be running on the America First agenda.”

While Trump was the runaway winner of the overall straw poll, when omitted from the field DeSantis took control, with 87% support.

But holding that support through another four years as Governor might be a tall order were DeSantis to wait and run in 2028.

DeSantis was given a hero’s welcome when he spoke at the TPUSA kickoff on Friday in Tampa. After being introduced as “America’s Greatest Governor” he launched into his greatest hits, criticizing mandates for “COVID jabs,” dissing “Brandon” and Dr. Anthony Fauci, and recycling other reminders of the state’s Biden-era battle against coronavirus mandates.

Attendees cheered just as hard for Trump the next evening, and those in attendance said choosing whether to embrace another Trump run or go with DeSantis was difficult — one said “it’s like choosing between your favorite child.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • PeterH

    July 25, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    Hi Kellyanne,

    Does the Constitution allow a twice impeached, coup instigator administer his campaign from a prison cell at Leavenworth? ….. or are you delivering “alternative facts again!”

    • Joyce

      July 26, 2022 at 7:40 am

      What an arrogant question.

      • Kira

        July 28, 2022 at 12:57 pm

        But, they are telling the truth.

    • Pamela Kelley

      July 27, 2022 at 9:07 am

      Either one of these men is a direct threat to our Democracy. They both want to become power driven Dictators. Our rights and freedoms are in total jeopardy if this happens. Look at what is already happening. They will destroy Social Security and Medicare placing our most vulnerable seniors and the poor at high risk. DeSantis has let thousands of us Floridians ibckuding my Dad and ine of mt Uncle’s with his continued misinformation. He let them die so the state would not lose revenue. Without one care for their safety. Many died unreported here. He would step over his own Mother’s grave to gain power. They are bofh power crazy maniacs.

    • William Stephens

      August 4, 2022 at 5:45 pm

      Lets compare our economy along with foriegn affairs between Trump & Chinaman Biden. China or Russia would not be pulling the crap they are now as Trump didn’t bluff. This is all Basement Biden does. Biden is nothing but a puppet with his staff pulling the strings

  • Sister of Perpetual Indulgence RSM

    July 25, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    The sad part of this Trump apologist saga is they have absolutely no interest in doing what is best for the country! It’s all about PARTY and of course the power that goes along with winning elections.

    When you take a look at the absence of meaningful gun legislation, abandonment of deficit reduction strategies , the creation of unreasonable restrictive policies to ensure that our schools lack teachers and guaranteeing our students will never be prepared to adapt to the social norms of the 21st century …..

    ….you need to look no further than the Kellyanne Conjob’s of today’s Republican Party in their quest to analyze their Party’s 27% of the voting electorate and estimate that they can sucker punch Americans one more time on their Party of Stupid ideas.

    • Len Ferraro

      July 26, 2022 at 8:58 am

      Stupid my butt trump an Kelly Ann were the best like your high prices idiot

      • Big JC

        July 26, 2022 at 2:20 pm

        You can’t even spell her name.
        That’s what I call a dumbass democrat.

  • Elliott Offen

    July 25, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    That’s stupid because Trump is politically radioactive waste. If he runs again, he will loose. By all means take her advice 😆

    • Stan Theman

      July 29, 2022 at 9:12 pm

      Mr. Offenheimer: Learning how to spell “lose” would be helpful.

  • Wanda

    July 25, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    DeathDesantis will not get re-elected Charlie will win Ron is as dumb as a stump non of the gays are going to vote for him and the people the works at Disney world want either he is a moron dumb ass want to be a dictator and run Florida like Russia or Cuba he is going to lose

    • Impeach Biden

      July 25, 2022 at 8:24 pm

      Amazing you call Ron DeSantis dumb. He attended Yale University, was Captain of the baseball team. He then attended Harvard Law and was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy. Wanda my dear, it is you that is dumb as a rock.

      • Joe Corsin

        July 25, 2022 at 9:16 pm

        Well he lost his mind… turned aside to Satan (Donald Trump)…and feeds Florida’s dumbest a bunch of far right propaganda. GOP governs for the rich…and that’s not you buddy!

      • Len Ferraro

        July 26, 2022 at 9:01 am

        Stupid my butt trump an Kelly Ann were the best like your high prices idiot also charlie crist is an always was a no body loser

    • Ann

      July 25, 2022 at 8:59 pm

      The gay population is what, 1 percent? You say none of the gays will vote for him, but that’s just not true and even if it were 1 or 2% is negligible. Ron DeSantis is brilliant and I think he will probably wait to run until 2028 and that way the conservatives can have 12 straight years.

      • Tally

        August 4, 2022 at 11:25 am

        LGBTQ identifying people, the percent is double the last generation. I thought it was fairly fixed at 10%, for the youngest generation of adults it’s over 20%.

        People do not make the choices to marry, birth, and raise children when young women have a bizarre critical theory to impose, and collectively end population replacement.

    • Bill

      July 25, 2022 at 9:02 pm

      DeSantis is brilliant
      Take your woke gay agenda to NY or California where you will be appreciated

      • Elliott Offen

        July 25, 2022 at 9:17 pm

        ^ Far right biggot… possible terrorist…call FBI!!!!

      • Joe Corsin

        July 25, 2022 at 9:29 pm

        New York as in New York billionaire hog DONALD TRUMP!!!! The super rich man who wouldn’t piss on you if you were on fire yet who you aspire to be but never will? What a sucker!!!

    • Pamela Kelley

      July 27, 2022 at 9:12 am

      You are completely correct our freedoms are all in jeopardy if either one of these power driven maniacs are allowed in officr. People should terrified. We are looking at a possible Nazi take over of this country. They are both sick delusional narcissist.

    • Stan Theman

      July 29, 2022 at 9:13 pm

      Miss Wanda: You should learn proper sentence structure. Your comment makes little sense,

  • Joe Corsin

    July 25, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    Kellyanne Cuntway doesn’t know her bung hole from her lips 🍩💋

    • Impeach Biden

      July 25, 2022 at 8:26 pm

      Care to comment on how Kamala’s lips pushed her career further along? Let’s ask Willie and see what he says.

      • Joe Corsin

        July 25, 2022 at 9:13 pm

        ^ This abominable far right filth bag is why so many would leave USA if they had the money and could get a Euro passport… conservatives included!!!

        • Impeach Biden

          July 25, 2022 at 9:34 pm

          ^ This far left lunatic above has no problem making crude comments about people but when it is thrown right back at him starts screaming like the spoiled unemployed brat that he is. One day when he gets a job and starts contributing to society his outlook on life will probably change.

          • Joe Corsin

            July 25, 2022 at 10:05 pm

            You have no idea what you are talking about….just assuming and babbling gibberish. Also no one is screaming. You need antipsychotic medication…I’m telling you seek help.

          • Pamela Kelley

            July 27, 2022 at 9:22 am

            You people supporting either one of these men are completely brainwashed. Trump used Hitler’s playbook to radicalize all his supporters. Hitler’s first rule was tell enough lies enough times and people begin to believe them. Trump had already completed 22 of the 44 steps to facisism. These men are power crazy and have no problem of turninv this country into Nazi Germany. They are both seriously mentally ill narcs that only want piwer. U think they arr taking peoples freedoms now just wait. Trump wants to destroy out Government from the inside out by removing thousands of Federal employees so he can dictate our basic human needs strpping Social Security and Medicare. This will kill the Seniors and poor in this country. This is there goals an Arian white race just like Hitler. We are tired of trying to convince u sheep it’s time to bring in the lyons!

      • Duh

        July 26, 2022 at 7:08 am

        Is this anything like how Melania was fingering herself and eating that other chick in those filthy stroke magazines?

      • B. Hume

        July 26, 2022 at 9:02 am

        Now that just isn’t right to say no matter how much you dislike someone. It’s a shame to go so low.

  • april

    July 26, 2022 at 2:07 am

    Ron would be a true fresh breath of air. The U.S.A needs a man that has true morals and is not afraid to take on the left or right. Go Ron true honest working Americans need a President that loves his country and cares for the every day citizens who work hard. If Trump wins is going to be all about him and how blah blah he was treated, cheated, and on and on. America needs to move on from the drama and start repairing what has been destroyed by the left and the week right. Run Ron run!

    • Pamela Kelley

      July 27, 2022 at 9:30 am

      You have no idea what u are saying he is single handedly destroying our State here signing into law all kinds if Freedom restricting laws. He is power crazy. They want to completely destroy iur Democracy one freedom at a time. For a man to say he believes in freedom and then inacts laws to destroy them id a Dictator in the making. For the first time we have more leaving the state than coming here. Our homeowners insurance has now quadrupled in 2 yrs with no resolution at all coming from him and his legislation. We are drowning here many seniors will lose their homes here and are being forced to return to work. Be careful what u wish for. These men are both power crazed nsrcs.

  • John Barron

    July 26, 2022 at 9:19 am

    She’s right. DeSantis is gutless, dishwater dull and so overrated!!! Florida and the nation can definitely do better!!!

  • Helen

    July 26, 2022 at 11:04 am

    Kelly Anne Conway, you are so correct. Let Mr Trump run should he declare (and I think he will). Governor Desantis should run for 2nd term in Florida. Then Gov Desantis should run for President. It would be a win for all, including America for 8 consecutive years!!

  • Tom

    July 27, 2022 at 7:02 am

    America’s Gov is the new conservative, new generation leader! He has demonstrated great leadership, with Covid, economy jobs, schools, environment and judicial appointments.

    The liberal Manchurian nation hand wringing here on this page, are whiners and clueless.
    They offer nothing, Biden is 30% approval in Florida.

    Dum, Dems have no chance. Chameleon, Fraud. & Dumings, lose bigly!

    America’s Gov, rising tide for all not a few tacos like Biden, Harris & Dr Jill.

    • Pamela Kelley

      July 27, 2022 at 9:37 am

      He is a power crazed jerk. He could care less how many died here. Thousands unreported because he had them doctor the records here. He iis signing laws into place little by little to strip our freedoms. He will destroy Social Security and Medicare and many other Government ptograms same Trump if voted in. I am tired of trying to talk to you radicalized maniacs you need deprogramming u r brainwashed It’s time to bring in the Lyons!

  • Jim Wayne

    July 27, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    Florida is a great state to live in thanks to a long line of Republican Governors, especially DeSantis. He has done a terriffic job saving our freedoms and keeping the idiots out of our state. Keep it up. President in ’28

  • Scooter

    August 5, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Many thanks to the trio of Jeb Bush, Rick Scott and ‘Ron DeSantis for governing our State toward prosperity while preserving individual liberties and freedom. As the Van Zant brothers expressed in song, “Sweet Florida”!

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