Lincoln Project claims Ron DeSantis’ presidential hopes are ‘just hype’

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'He knows the MAGA faithful aren’t for him.'

Could it be true that “America’s Governor” may not have what it takes to be President?

That’s the latest contention from the former Republican operatives at the Lincoln Project, who continue to weigh in on GOP machinations despite their more recent evolution into boosters for President Joe Biden and the Democrats.

The Lincoln Project is contending that Republican “civil wars” are to the detriment of Ron DeSantis, who is either a front runner or a strong second place in most state and national polls of the 2024 Republican Presidential race.

“The juiciest bit of gossip around town is this: Ron DeSantis (the GOP’s latest crush and Florida’s least charming Tin Man) is skipping CPAC 2023,” the Lincoln Project’s Rick Wilson contends.

“DeSantis is stiffing CPAC because he knows Donald Trump owns the space. The rabid MAGA base that floods these grievance galas are Trump diehards to a tee. Just look at the straw polls that are coming out of these events. Trump couldn’t get stronger support if he polled his own family. (We all know how Ivanka and Melania vote when the curtains are drawn),” Wilson adds.

“Need any more proof that the DeSantis hype is just hype? He isn’t even showing up to CPAC. He knows the MAGA faithful aren’t for him. So he’s skipping the entire event,” Wilson charges, ahead of an eventual call to action to support the Lincoln Project’s work.

DeSantis isn’t the only potential Presidential candidate to skip the conservative confab.

Former Vice President Mike Pence, whose excommunication from the MAGA movement coincided with the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection that saw him under mortal threat, is also skipping the event for the second straight year.

The absence of Pence and DeSantis likely means that former President Trump will prevail yet again in the CPAC Straw Poll, as he did in 2022 when he got 69% of the vote, 45 points ahead of the Florida Governor.

 

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


9 comments

  • Tom

    February 25, 2023 at 11:43 am

    Too far right to be a success in a national election. His choice! He came, he was a pain in everyone’s ass, he left. This will be the story when all is said and done.

  • Brian Brady

    February 25, 2023 at 11:54 am

    1-Trump is running to get the Republican nomination for President.
    2- If he doesn’t win the nomination, Trump won’t be able to win but he will still run for President so let Trump have the nomination and roll the dice in 2024
    3- Whomever wins in 2024 will be termed out in 2028. The 2028 campaign starts in late 2027
    4- Governor DeSantis will be fresh off serving his second term.

  • Mike

    February 25, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    The Lincoln Project , really? This might be the only website that would even repost their garbage, so yesterday.

  • Republicans are corrupt

    February 25, 2023 at 12:54 pm

    Ron DeSantis is worse than Donald Trump. He is unfit for leader ship and if he decides to run for the highest office in the man, he will not survive the political landscape nationally. When students will start start walking out across the country they’re gonna show up at the Paul The’s, and literally put an end to Ron DeSantos his political career.

  • DONNA MARIE

    February 25, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    HE CAMPAIGNED FOR..
    “4 MORE YEARS!” AS THE GOV OF FLA… HE HAS NO BUSINESS TO EVEN THINK ABOUT ABANDONING THOSE WHO VOTED FOR HIM! HOW DARE HE CONSIDER BAILING ON 1 STATE IN AN ATTEMPT TO RUN 50 UNITED STATES? STAY IN YOUR LANE SON & GROW UP WITH YOUR FAMILY A FEW MORE YEARS BEFORE TAKING ON THE WORLD…

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  • Megan cox

    February 25, 2023 at 6:47 pm

    Look Biden has a political machine helping him get re-elected. It will be difficult to beat him. Especially if he has the young vote. Everyone who thinks that he will be easy to beat needs to understand that this thinking is false.

  • Dan

    February 25, 2023 at 11:57 pm

    Ron DeSastrous will be know for being the governor that crushed the state of Florida. The state is teetering on a financial cliff, our housing market is imploding, our insurance markets are collapsing, our schools are falling apart, now our Universities will be a national joke. He’s attacking our LGBT neighbors, failing to defend Jews against hate crimes, disenfranchising minority voters. He’s exposed himself and the entire Florida GOP to be hateful bigots. This is Meatball’s legacy in this state and they will destroy him over it if he runs for President. He’s stuck in the swamp with no way out.

  • adam rogerson

    February 28, 2023 at 7:24 am

    trump will run as 3rd party to spite the gop if it nominates desantis

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