Nikki Haley campaign says Ron DeSantis ‘not ready for prime time’

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The former UN envoy continues to call the Florida Governor out.

More doubts are being raised about Ron DeSantis’ presidential mettle by an already-declared candidate for The White House.

In a memo first reported by the New York Post, the manager of the Nikki Haley campaign snarked that the Florida Governor has proven that he’s “not ready for prime time” even before formally launching a 2024 bid.

“Ron DeSantis essentially launched his presidential campaign with a national book tour during this period and made one misstep after another, confirming what many observers have long suspected: he’s not ready for prime time,” writes Betsy Ankney. “Among other things, he declared Russia’s brutal, unprovoked, and illegal invasion of Ukraine a mere ‘territorial dispute.'”

The book tour bash is new. Yet Haley herself has been more critical of DeSantis than her staffer, contending that the “weak in the knees” Florida Governor is floundering in the face of the existential threat posed by Vladimir Putin.

“That weak in the knees mentality is exactly what got us in the situation we’re in with China is with people saying, ‘Oh, they’re fine, they can’t do anything. We need to leave them alone, we need to stay out of it,’” Haley contended on Fox News’ America’s Newsroom on March 24.

“Well, now look at what China is doing to us, you know, they’re buying up our farmland. We’re looking at the sky and we’re seeing a Chinese spy. They’re sending fentanyl across the border. You know, we’re seeing, they gave us COVID, we’re continuing to see one threat after the other. You can’t have that kind of weak in the knees mentality when it comes to Russia.”

Haley previously suggested DeSantis’ confusion on the issue stemmed from being an imitator of former President Donald Trump.

“President Trump is right when he says Gov. DeSantis is copying him — first in his style, then on entitlement reform and now on Ukraine … Republicans deserve a choice, not an echo.”

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


  • Elliott Offen

    April 11, 2023 at 4:58 pm

    Nope. He’s not ready. He will never be ready. He will finish his tenure as governor, dye his hair blue, and move to The Villages. He will never be seen again because of his fascist attack on Florida. He will be tackled by a trans mob on the golf course.

  • tom palmer

    April 11, 2023 at 6:04 pm

    Add his Disney tantrum, the shadowy events around the New College takeover, his Texas migrant flights, his attempts to make his travel schedule top secret etc etc etc.

  • Earl Pitts American

    April 12, 2023 at 7:09 am

    Good morning America, and Smelliott,
    I, Earl Pitts American, was prepared to bless you gentle readers and fans with a well planned and excellant two or three paragraphs on Nikki Haley.
    But then I, Earl Pitts American, realized my large numbers of beloved fans, friends, and followers time was very precious and important. My fans need to get out there this morning and make a living.
    Thats when I, Earl Pitts American, realized I could distill the Nikki Hakey Campaign along with Haley’s current and future thoughts, opinions, and advice on any subject whatsoever down to one word.
    Thats right America, your eyes are not tricking you, just one word.
    And here it is America: Irrelevant.
    Thank you America,
    Earl Pitts America

  • just sayin

    April 12, 2023 at 8:11 am

    The GOP nominee has only to defeat a semisentient octogenarian, the Mainstream Media, and the cultish devotion of the Democratic base. The only person who can’t do that is Trump. Let the rest of them fight it out, but get it over with quickly.

    • Rob Desantos

      April 14, 2023 at 4:03 pm

      It’s pretty rich to hear any GQP fan talking about somebody else’s “cultish devotion”. Donald Trump was literally the party’s entire platform in 2020, and it’s only devolved from there. Just sayin!

  • Marshall Clayton Rawson

    April 12, 2023 at 9:13 am

    Cancel culture Haley is a joke who at best will pull 3rd in her own state primary.

    • Earl Pitts American

      April 12, 2023 at 9:26 am

      Good shot there Marshall Dillon,
      Dead nuts on – pew pew pew!!!
      I, Earl Pitts American, can tell you are a fine American and True Blue Patriot friend of Earl Pitts American.
      Most of America thinks Haley has a chance. WRONG.
      Ms. “Pick Me Pick Me Pretty Please Pick Me For VP” is just that. A slim chance choice of a VP pick at best.

      Thank you Marshall Dillon,
      Earl Pitts American

      • Billy the Bamboozler

        April 12, 2023 at 4:35 pm

        👆 Report to FP as Russian troll…neo nazi propagandist.

  • Valerie Gale Wilson

    April 16, 2023 at 5:55 pm

    Wake up America. Read Putins current positions on book bans, propaganda, LGBTQ, election control, current reproductive control. Then read Ron Desantis positions. Notice anything? They are mirrors. Read the WP article on his Gitmo behavior. He has also spent time in Cuba. Gun control? He is arming for civil war and wants weapons of war in the hands of every mentally ill and felon available. He is using Right to Life for votes and ethnic cleansing. It primarily affects black brown poor young single mothers who are about to have their safety net for food shelter and medical yanked out from under them by Republicans. More maternal and fetal death for these moms. No pediatric care. No pre or post natal medical, no nutrition, no shelter no Pediatric care. So kill them slowly, or kill them with AR-15s in school. If they are brown or black do nothing for an hour, like Gov. Abbot in Texas. He is a Communist Dictator. Ask Disney. Burn and boycott his book. His mandatory Communism training? I woul like to see those text books and curriculum. Love Commies move to Cuba or Moscow. Boycott companies who support him. Boycott stores and arm mfct , and retail operations. Love America,? Stop him now.

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