‘Honor, courage, commitment’: New Ron DeSantis ad spotlights Navy ties

Bean DeSantis
'He will do what is in your best interest, not in his best interest.'

The re-election campaign of Gov. Ron DeSantis is rolling out a new ad reminding voters of his military roots.

The new “Honor, Courage, Commitment” ad, aired by the Republican Party of Florida, runs statewide and features the Governor’s former commanding officer in the U.S. Navy, Daniel Bean of Jacksonville.

“Gov. DeSantis is a true servant leader,” Bean proclaimed at the end of the spot, alluding to over a decade of history to back up his claim.

Bean met DeSantis when he was on active duty in 2009 as a Navy Commissioned Officer, and has nothing but praise for the Governor who appointed him to the JAXPORT board.

“When you’re advising Seal Team 1, you’re making life and death decisions every day,” Bean said, on what appears to be a Navy ship with flags flying behind him.

“And as someone who has served side by side with him, he is selfless and he will do what is in your best interest, not in his best interest,” Bean affirmed.

DeSantis “embodied the core values” of “honor, courage, and commitment,” Bean added, both on active duty and “every day as the Governor of our state.”

Of local interest: Bean was key to the effort that brought the USS Orleck to Jacksonville.

The sober-minded meditation on DeSantis’ military service is the latest callback to the Governor’s Navy days, coming after a summer in which DeSantis’ campaign apparatus found multiple ways to cash in on the summer blockbusterTop Gun: Maverick.” These culminated in an ad where he was locked in mortal combat with the corporate media.

DeSantis offered some interesting quotes about today’s Navy in the press tour promoting that ad.

“I take my son to watch “Top Gun: Maverick,” right? And you’re proud of seeing the pilots and all that. Then in real life, what’s the Navy doing? They’re focusing on pronouns and all these other things, this woke garbage, while China’s laughing at us,” DeSantis lamented on the Aug. 13 episode of the The Glenn Beck Program.

See the new DeSantis ad below:

A.G. Gancarski

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


59 comments

  • Charlie Crist

    September 23, 2022 at 12:47 pm

    Ron DeSantis raped a dead woman in Iraq. Vote for me…I’ll put Tom in the mental hospital.

    Reply

    • Impeach Biden

      September 23, 2022 at 1:28 pm

      DeSantis served and you are a P**** Boy. That’s the facts Jack.

      Reply

      • Charlie Crist

        September 23, 2022 at 1:38 pm

        You going to jail one of these days tough guy! And news flash… nobody gives a sht what anyone has ever done nowadays. Thank TRUMP!!!

        “I like people who weren’t captured.”

        Reply

        • Impeach Biden

          September 23, 2022 at 3:08 pm

          You say that because you have never done anything of worth. Just typing on a message board, that’s your claim to fame. Most of us respect military officer’s. I guess you respect incompetents like Biden, Pelosi, etc.

          Reply

          • Charlie Crist

            September 23, 2022 at 3:32 pm

            @Impeach: You don’t know what anyone on here has done buddy. Just because someone doesn’t share your political views doesn’t mean they haven’t done anything significant. Your thought process is poop 😆

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        • Tom

          September 23, 2022 at 6:14 pm

          You are the one who threatens people with physical harm Joey Charlie.
          It’s well documented. You threaten murder, under corsin or aliases with physical harm.

          You are unable share any coherent issue. Even Mary recites Dem talking points.

          You are a worthless chi com bot, soros tic toc agent.

          Reply

          • Charlie Crist

            September 23, 2022 at 8:16 pm

            👆Incoherent…drank himself this way.

      • I call out lies

        September 25, 2022 at 12:39 pm

        He didn’t see the battle field. He was mostly in school an advisor and a gofor. So no, I don’t call that “brave.”

        Reply

      • Landgrub

        September 25, 2022 at 10:03 pm

        “Desantis served”

        As a lawyer
        Never fired a weapon once.
        Too scared and had to stay on land lol

        Reply

    • David in Shoreline

      September 23, 2022 at 1:38 pm

      It would be awesome to see the DeSantis campaign subpoena Florida Politics for your IP address and then sue your ass for defamation. Although you are incredibly small potatoes with zero credibility so I guess it doesn’t matter in the long run.

      Reply

      • I call out lies

        September 25, 2022 at 12:40 pm

        So you don’t like the 1st amendment. Gotcha.

        Reply

      • Feelin it

        September 25, 2022 at 10:06 pm

        David your more sore then his wife with cancer lol

        Reply

    • Stephanie Starr

      September 23, 2022 at 1:39 pm

      You need to shut the hell up! You are slandering a good honest man, your the one that has skeletons in the closet. You have no chance in hell of becoming this great state of Floridas Governor.

      Reply

      • Charlie Crist

        September 23, 2022 at 1:52 pm

        @David: Not one GOP voter or politician has a bit of credibility after backing Trump and his attempts to overturn a free and fair election.

        @Stephanie: Honest men don’t con immigrants into signing up for far right political stunts. Sorry…

        Reply

        • Tom

          September 23, 2022 at 2:12 pm

          Kiss my ass, you scum degenerate Joey.
          Go back to your incest with mommy and sister.

          Reply

      • marylou

        September 23, 2022 at 2:52 pm

        Ron talks a lot about children and sex and “grooming” in the same sentence.. Are his own kids at risk? Does a DCF report need to be made to protect the innocent children?

        Reply

        • WhipsNChains

          September 24, 2022 at 3:37 pm

          Im into grooming using whips and chains. You down?

          Reply

        • Hope

          September 24, 2022 at 7:51 pm

          Coming from Mary the murderer… please don’t act concerned about children when you advocate for murdering them. And please don’t make false allegations about good people.

          Reply

      • I call out lies

        September 25, 2022 at 12:44 pm

        The honest man who lied to asylum seekers legally awaiting their scheduled asylum hearings in TEXAS, telling them they are being flown to BOSTON to expedite their hearings and flew them to MV. That “honest” man???? LMAO.

        Reply

    • Tom

      September 23, 2022 at 2:14 pm

      Thanks, I am the FP legend.

      Reply

    • Tom

      September 23, 2022 at 2:14 pm

      Thanks, I am the FP legend.

      Reply

      • Pastor Sandell

        September 23, 2022 at 2:23 pm

        Legendary dumbass. You gonna rot in hell you SOB.🔥

        Reply

    • 666

      September 24, 2022 at 3:17 pm

      Are you into Crucifixion by chance? Because I want to crucify that a$$!

      Reply

  • Will Strong

    September 23, 2022 at 1:04 pm

    ““I take my son to watch “Top Gun: Maverick,” right? And you’re proud of seeing the pilots and all that. Then in real life, what’s the Navy doing? They’re focusing on pronouns and all these other things, this woke garbage, while China’s laughing at us,” DeSantis lamented”

    According to the US CIA, China spent $290b on defense in 2019. The US spent $730B.

    Is ds trying to imply somehow that this type of sensitivity (however you feel about it), somehow puts our country in peril?

    Reply

  • David in Shoreline

    September 23, 2022 at 1:35 pm

    That is another great ad from the DeSantis campaign. DeSantis is a true leader on the straight and narrow with a proven track record of accomplishments that benefit Floridians. Crist is a flip flopper who will say whatever it takes to score a vote but won’t follow through on any of it.

    Reply

    • Charlie Crist

      September 23, 2022 at 1:53 pm

      👆 Sounding like a North Korean parade attendee..POW on television.

      Reply

  • will strong

    September 23, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    Stephanie,

    I don’t think that is actually Charlie Crist making those posts.

    Reply

  • PeterH

    September 23, 2022 at 1:53 pm

    Post election, DeSantis will be very lucky to still have a seat in the Governor’s office. He will never be elected President.

    REPUBLICANS ARE AMERICA’S PROBLEM!
    VOTE ALL REPUBLICANS OUT OF OFFICE!

    Reply

    • Tom

      September 23, 2022 at 2:08 pm

      Shut the hell up peter h.
      You are the last person, you are clueless. Lucky to have a seat?

      America’s Gov. is the greatest Gov, the youngest chief executive in country.
      Newsom is afraid of him as are Dems.

      He will be re elected, he has at least a 50% chance of presidential nomination. Not sure he will run.

      You horses ass, you know nothing.

      Reply

      • Joe Corsin

        September 23, 2022 at 2:26 pm

        Why don’t you try correct structure and punctuation when you write? Are you seven years old or something? You should not be allowed to vote.

        Reply

        • Tom

          September 23, 2022 at 2:49 pm

          Go bang your mommy incest Joey.

          Reply

          • Joe Corsin

            September 23, 2022 at 3:34 pm

            Your brain is fried on far right propaganda. Is this because of crippled mind or because you are seven years old?

          • Tom

            September 23, 2022 at 5:26 pm

            Now go bang your sister.

          • Charlie Crist

            September 23, 2022 at 8:18 pm

            You stupid man… need a smack is all. Yeah come get a smack.

    • PeterH Is A Moron

      September 24, 2022 at 3:19 pm

      PeterH is a moron.

      Reply

    • PeterH Has A Tiny Penis

      September 24, 2022 at 3:39 pm

      PeterH has a tiny penis.

      Reply

  • tjb

    September 23, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    DeSantis’s pictures often remains me of Nathan Lane in Birdcage

    Reply

  • Tom

    September 23, 2022 at 2:01 pm

    No he’s a sick soros Manchurian bot, from tic toc. He has several aliases. Joey corsin, idiot Elliot offen, pastor Sandell, Jay Smiff, and a few others like Crisp.

    Soros org has been found to funding chinese bots on tic toc. He’ is chinese bot, paid by soros associates funded by them. He is not in the USA,

    His whole purpose is to attack Trump and DeSantis when called for. He is a crum. I have exposed him as a fraud. He can’t deal with facts. It’s all hysteria. I have crushed him many times. His petty attacks fail with me.

    It’s despicable that FP allows him and his fraudsters.

    Reply

    • Charlie Crist

      September 23, 2022 at 2:28 pm

      👆This asshole has gone crazy. Should be behind bars or in the mental hospital.

      Reply

      • Tom

        September 23, 2022 at 4:22 pm

        Truth hurts, facts bury you pathetic Joey.

        Reply

    • FP Monitor

      September 23, 2022 at 4:15 pm

      It’s a big mistake to respond to anything Tom posts. He’s an arrogant ignorant uneducated Trumpster hack simply looking for the attention he doesn’t get from friends or family. Tom is all about personal attacks and lying. Tom will never allow truthful facts get in the way of his continuous fake news story line! Tom makes stuff up as he types. Just like his hero figures Trump and childish Madison Cawthorn, Tom vacillates in a cesspool of absurd self-grandiose magical thinking. Do yourself and ALL OF US a big favor. Ignore all of his return comments. Maybe the internet troll will go away.

      Reply

      • Tom

        September 23, 2022 at 4:20 pm

        Thanks corrupt monitor, I am FP legend because of you and others!

        Reply

        • Charlie Crist

          September 23, 2022 at 4:36 pm

          Yeah legendary punching bag. Getting smacked around like a salami.

          Reply

          • Tom

            September 23, 2022 at 5:30 pm

            By who?
            You couldn’t smack a bimbo with your pants down, and hers.
            You are full of manure.
            Just a serial chinese bot, soros tic toc
            stooge.

          • Charlie Crist

            September 23, 2022 at 8:20 pm

            Dem dum ding dong ching chong ping pong what the hell are you talking about you imbecile. Take more pills or something for Christ sakes.

      • FP Shit Talker

        September 24, 2022 at 3:26 pm

        I wanna slather grease all over dat A$$ and ride it like a Slip N Slide!

        Reply

  • marylou

    September 23, 2022 at 2:45 pm

    Still not a SEAL. He had a desk job. Ron’s “active duty” was carrying a briefcase and testing urine! Lawyer!

    Reply

    • Tom

      September 23, 2022 at 2:53 pm

      Mary hooch, midnight pool girl.

      What you Dum Dems have ?
      Chameleon snd Dumings.
      LMAO.

      Thank God for America’s Gov and the best legislator/Senator in Congress.
      Easy re elect!

      You jealous pathetic bastards.

      Reply

      • Pastor Sandell

        September 23, 2022 at 3:47 pm

        @Tom: Dem dum ding dong ching chong ping pong….what are you drunk and on pills? By God you need a good smack!

        Reply

        • Father Pastor Reverend Uncle Rukus

          September 24, 2022 at 3:28 pm

          Allow me to spread the word of God all over your back and inside your mouth!

          Reply

    • Impeach Biden

      September 23, 2022 at 2:59 pm

      Has he ever said he was a SEAL? Has he ever said he was a fighter pilot? The fact is he was a commissioned officer in the USN. Stop with your BS. Now tell us what branch you and Charlie Crist served.

      Reply

      • Charlie Crist

        September 23, 2022 at 3:40 pm

        Whoever voted for that far right, billionaire crook Donald Trump disgraced their service. Whoever did not condemn the phoney “Stop the Steal” scam disgraced their service. The idiot put down John McCain’s service and spread lies which led to an attack on the Capitol..free and fair election… democratic process. DISGRACEFUL!!!!

        Reply

        • KnifeNStomach

          September 24, 2022 at 3:31 pm

          If your so disgraced then by all means commit Japanese ritualistic suicide. Restore honor to your family’s name! Call now and receive a 25% discount while supplies last!

          Reply

  • Pastor Sandell

    September 23, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    No such thing as captain Dan. Just another political stunt…phoney hoax.

    Reply

    • FP Shit Talker

      September 24, 2022 at 3:33 pm

      The only thing fake was your mother’s fake tits and dried up vag.

      Reply

      • Charlie Crist

        September 24, 2022 at 8:51 pm

        👆 Just stupid comment after stupid comment

        Reply

  • martin

    September 26, 2022 at 10:20 am

    Doesn’t matter what his “job” was. he was man enough to enlist and be sent to a puss pocket.
    Ron will cruise to victory, while Grifter Charlie will just look for look for another gov. job.

    Reply

    • marylou

      September 26, 2022 at 1:15 pm

      Ron did not “enlist”. He was a Commissioned Officer who provided services to Guantanamo inmates, , worked in the urine testing lab, and prosecuted Court Martial cases of enlisted service people.

      Reply

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