Ron DeSantis dismisses electability concerns as reaction to ‘job’ he’s done as Governor

'We did a lot of great things, actually, things that appeal to huge majorities of the population.'

Ron DeSantis continues to take questions about why he’s an increasingly distant second to Donald Trump in polls.s

During a CNN interview with Jake Tapper, the Governor was asked if electability concerns were legitimate because he’d gone too far right in recent months. DeSantis countered that the reaction was because he was doing his “job” as Governor.

“I think the reason is, I was getting a lot of media attention at the time, coming off the victory. I had to do my job as Governor with my Legislative Session and we had a great Legislative Session. We did a lot of great things, actually, things that appeal to huge majorities of the population,” DeSantis said.

The Governor did not specify what things “huge majorities” backed.

“So I think that that analysis is wrong, but I had to do that. And so I was basically taking fire really nonstop since then because a lot of people view me as a threat. I think the Left views me as a threat because they think I’ll beat (Joe) Biden and actually deliver on all this stuff. And then of course, people that have their allegiances within the Republican side, you know, have gone after me,” DeSantis said.

DeSantis has had to field questions — including from normally friendly outlets — about why his polls have dropped since late 2022.

Earlier this month, he told “Sunday Morning Futures” host Maria Bartiromo his problem wasn’t being down more than 30 points in polls, but “narratives” promulgated by a hostile press.

“Maria, these are narratives. The media does not want me to be the nominee. I think that’s very, very clear. Why? Because they know I’ll beat Joe Biden,” DeSantis said.

During a July interview on ”Fox News Tonight,” host Will Cain confronted the 2024 presidential candidate with polling showing DeSantis “between 10 and 20%,” “numbers that have stayed there for two months.”

There, he again blamed the media as well as the President of Mexico for his issues.

“Well, I think if you look at the people like the corporate media, who are they going after, who do they not want to be the nominee? They’re going after me. Who’s the President of Mexico (Andrés López Obrador) attacking because he knows we’ll be strong on the border and hold him accountable in the cartels? He’s going after me,” DeSantis said.

The Race to the White House polling average shows Donald Trump up nationally, 53% to 19%, over DeSantis.

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


  • tom palmer

    July 18, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    typical ;bah blah blah from this lightweight

  • Shelby justice

    July 18, 2023 at 6:14 pm

    He is not ready for the big stage

  • Dont Say FLA

    July 18, 2023 at 7:27 pm

    If Rhonda’s work as governor appeals to a “huge majority,” why would that create electability concerns?

    As usual, Rhonda makes no sense. LOL @ Stupid Rhonda.

  • Earl Pitts"Dont Whizz Off Earl" American

    July 18, 2023 at 8:43 pm

    Basically America, once the general voting population finally accepts the fact that Trump gave the 2020 election to the left under pre-araingement, the formerally duped Trumpsters, will come crawling to Desantis with their hats in their hands begging for forgiveness.
    Desantis all the way in 2024.
    Thank you America,
    Your Trusted Political Guru and Truth Dispenser,
    Earl Pitts ” The Big Voice On The Right” American

  • My Take

    July 18, 2023 at 11:29 pm

    It’s not what he once did, but rather what he wòuld do if elected.
    He seems detached from reality.

    • Kay Holes

      July 20, 2023 at 8:25 am

      People are saying, “Both Rhonda and Casey are addicted to Ketamine.

      “Rhonda uses it to deny reality. Casey uses it for barfing into Ziploc bags she then hides in the closet.”

      I don’t know if any of that is true, but i think “It’s true. It’s true.”

  • The Job I Did

    July 19, 2023 at 6:44 am

    The Job I Did

    1. Got rid of those pesky insurers.

    2. Made my wife a national punchline.

    3. Chased the invasive Jews off.

    4. Got Florida listed in prominent Black publication The Green Book.

  • Silly Wabbit

    July 19, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    He kwazy.

  • My Take

    July 20, 2023 at 7:54 am

    No matter how down his campaign gets, Queen Rhonda can’t quit. Not like normal. Because Trump may crash at any time and then everything changes.

    • Dont Say FLA

      July 20, 2023 at 8:55 am

      Rhonda doesn’t realize the Trump Crash that can happen already did happen. There will be no further crashing, not to Rhonda’s benefit. There’s only burning in Trump’s future.

      The crash happened. Rhonda isn’t the GOP’s candidate. Rhonda won’t be the GOP’s candidate. Not based on a crash from two years ago.

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