Ron DeSantis says VP talk ‘presumptuous,’ but rules out RFK Jr.
Ron DeSantis. Image via AP.

DeSantis
'I'm taking it one step at a time.'

Florida’s Governor isn’t ready to commit to a Vice Presidential running mate should he get the 2024 Republican nomination.

During Tuesday’s episode of “Wisconsin Right Now,Ron DeSantis called talk of who might be his second in command “presumptuous,” even as he ruled out one particular Democratic running mate.

“Who do you guys recommend? I mean, I’m taking it one step at a time. I think that’s something that we will evaluate as time goes on,” DeSantis said. “But I think it’s a little bit presumptuous to be, to be doing that at this stage. I’m here to win the early primaries and that’s what we got to do.”

DeSantis went on to defuse any thoughts that he might run with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., meanwhile, saying that the anti-vaccine candidate was a “liberal Democrat” on most issues.

“I know RFK actually,” DeSantis said. He and I have worked together on (Dr. Anthony) Fauci and I think he’s right on Fauci and I think there are issues that we can align, but I think on the bulk of issues, I think he’s a liberal Democrat and so I’m going to choose somebody that is going to be conservative if elected.”

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


6 comments

  • My Take

    July 11, 2023 at 10:23 pm

    It will be interesting.
    Far right, like he is, or someone more appealing to normal people, like suburban mothers.

  • PeterH

    July 11, 2023 at 10:51 pm

    DeSantis does not need to think about a VP pick. DeSantis will NEVER be elected president. Americans have witnessed his ruination of Florida and want none of it.

  • Earl Pitts American

    July 11, 2023 at 11:12 pm

    Good evening America,
    The DFBL, thats the Dook For Brains Left for those of you that have fallen behind, will be totally annoyed by Desantis for the next 8 years as he serves out his 2 terms as POTUS.
    The cool new acronim DFBL was invented at the request of straight leftists jellous of The LGBTQ always getting all the cool acronim action.
    Thank you America,
    Earl Pitts American

    • Dont Say FLA

      July 12, 2023 at 7:27 am

      It’ll be Raging Rhonda and you read it here first, before that story in the Sun-Sentinel. There’s not enough trans gay Democrat drag queens in the world for Rhonda to Rage at. Raging Rhonda is going to rage against Florida’s GOP, same as his mani-me, Trump, rages against national GOP due to his losses. Invest in Preparation H, ’cause Rhonda is going to be one helluva painful and raging, yet minuscule, hemorrhoid. Seething. Burning. Stinging.

  • Dont Say FLA

    July 12, 2023 at 7:30 am

    Rhonda it’s not presumptuous to speak of your possibility of being Trump’s VP. Trump makes some terrible, awful choices. He might pick you. Not till after his first two picks turn him down. Well, TBH, Trump will at least claim that’s what happened. One turn down VP will be a brownish person. The other turn down VP will be a, in your type’s parlance, a femoid. Trump will claim he waned a brownish woman, but they turned him down and he had no choice but to reward Rhonda’s year+ of begging and pick Rhonda to be VP.

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