Kellyanne Conway contends Ron DeSantis has ‘ruined himself for 2028’

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'He does way too much woke and way too much COVID.'

One political commentator says Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign is so bad it’s damaged his brand not just for 2024, but for 2028.

During a Fox News interview, Kellyanne Conway was blunt in her denunciation of a DeSantis campaign that is in “reboot” mode just months after a formal campaign launch.

The “reboot,” Conway said, is “usually not six weeks after you launch your campaign.”

“You actually don’t reboot while the ink is still wet on your campaign documents,” Conway snarked.

Conway contended that DeSantis should have “waited” to run, adding that the damage has been done not just for this cycle but the next one.

“I think he’s kind of ruined himself for 2028,” Conway said, before turning her attention to two fulcrums of the DeSantis message.

“He does way too much woke and way too much COVID,” Conway told host Martha MacCallum.

Conway suggested the Governor’s messaging is not aligned with what voters want.

“They want the economy,” she said. “It’s the No. 1 issue. You can’t get around it.”

Conway also suggested the Governor’s campaign is a creation of big-dollar donors rather than what voters want, saying that “donors don’t decide the nominees, the voters do. The voters decide who our nominees are and who our presidents are.”

A.G. Gancarski

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34 comments

  • Dont Say FLA

    July 24, 2023 at 4:30 pm

    Rhonda has soiled himself for all time. He won’t even be able to get by as a rapey Uber driver after this colossal of an efffup.

  • Josh Green

    July 24, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    He’s doing the Sarah Palin speedrun from Governor to complete irrelevance.

    In a couple years he’ll be in padded cell, wearing a straight jacket while just muttering the word “Woke! Woke! Woke! Woke!” to himself over and over again.

    • Keisha

      July 26, 2023 at 2:36 pm

      I hope so – if not, then I will take it as further proof that there is no god.

  • Claudia Conway

    July 24, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    What mom said has really got to burn Ron’s insides considering that I’ve been on a fashion magazine cover, and even in the magazine, too.

  • Ocean Joe

    July 24, 2023 at 4:49 pm

    Finally, some truth from the originator of “alternate facts” herself.

    Best marketing in the world can’t sell a lousy product.

    • Dont Say FLA

      July 25, 2023 at 7:47 am

      Trump’s marketing sold Trump back in Nov 2016, even while he claimed it was rigged against him. Just like Nov 2020, and just like coming up in Nov 2024, plus with each of his well earned indictments.

      • Ocean Joe

        July 25, 2023 at 9:28 am

        Agree, but Trump’s opponent, Hillary, was unlikeable, Nixon in a skirt, much as Desantis is not the guy most folks would want to have a beer with.

        Trump, as horrible as he is, tempers his outrage with humor, Desantis is humorless with some weird ideas unless you are a Dixiecrat, hence “lousy product.”

    • Jim Rome

      July 25, 2023 at 8:20 am

      100% True!

  • Michael K

    July 24, 2023 at 4:57 pm

    It’s like drinking iced tea in hell when I agree with Kellyanne, but she’s nailed it: Ron is speeding ahead while looking in the rearview mirror while applying his lipstick.

    Buh-bye, Rhonda!

    • Made Moiselle

      July 24, 2023 at 9:40 pm

      You say this as if you think Ron hasn’t had much practice applying lipstick while looking at a rear view

      • Dont Say FLA

        July 25, 2023 at 7:48 am

        Fair point but currently Ron is letting a Tesa drive on autopilot through an industrial park with wide right turning tractor trailers aplenty. That frequently does not end well.

  • PeterH

    July 24, 2023 at 5:15 pm

    Honestly Florida residents are grateful we won’t be dumping Trump into the presidency. This clown has done enough to ruin Florida. Florida’s recovery can only be reversed with our Governor term limits. 20 years of failed Republican leadership has taken a toll on the sunshine state.

  • Marvin Mouse

    July 24, 2023 at 5:21 pm

    Smellyanne’s gonna come to Desantis on her knees and beg forgiveness for being such a Trumpster that she was blinded to the fact that America will vote for America’s Govornor.
    Folks America is so over oldster Great Granpas in the White House. The only thing that kept us from WWIii with Dementia Joe is Biden’s handlers never allowed him to make even one decision.
    Now with Dementia Donald he will get whizzed off over nothing and nobody will be there to stop Trump from blowing up Moscow. Boom WWIII.
    Back to Smellyanne, she better pray Desantis forgives her or its back in the closet of irrelevantcy for Smellyanne.
    Squeek

    • Ocean Joe

      July 24, 2023 at 5:30 pm

      Marv, he doesn’t know how to forgive anyone.
      And that’s a problem.
      But send him your money.

    • TJC

      July 24, 2023 at 6:03 pm

      You sound just like Tom, Tom. An embarrassing cheerleader for what you call “America’s Governor.” And now you sound rather desperate, which is even more embarrassing to hear. Don’t worry, if Trump decides he doesn’t need a black (Tim Scott) or a woman (Nikki Haley) for VP, he’ll allow Ron Boy get on his knees and serve him.
      They certainly deserve each other, and Trump won’t have to worry about having a man with some dignity (Pence, but just some, mind you) to make him look even slimier than he is. No, Ron won’t muck up the ticket with dignity in any amount whatsoever.

    • Dont Say FLA

      July 25, 2023 at 7:36 am

      I thought Biden was in control of a crime syndicate and the deep state while also suppressing the vote for Trump? But he’s actually not making any decisions? Maybe I misunderstood something, but that seems to be quite the contradiction. Do you think maybe Kamala is really in charge and really running the show? That could be, I suppose. If so, that means she’s the one doing an outstanding job at digging us out of the economic Covid hole more quickly than the rest of the world. It could be our lazy consumerist economy that’s driving recovery faster than other parts of the world, but whatever it is, USA is recovering better and it sure ain’t DeSantis and/or Florida leading the nation with highest inflation rate and among the lowest birth rate.

    • LEE ROLLER

      July 25, 2023 at 10:04 am

      Flop Gov.

    • Stoneroller

      July 25, 2023 at 4:01 pm

      Marvin,
      Is that what you want, Book Banning, constant worrying about Disney my god man. Also don’t need 6 week abortion ban. I guess there will always be people who can’t live their own life without hassling others for the way they live their lives. Why. Can’t we mind our own business? Let’s gaslight our kids by not letting them learn REAL history and we all know how much the slaves learned so much being slaves for later in life. Oh that’s right they were slaves from 1526 to 1865. We need to come to grips with what happened in USA during that time. No slavery anymore but some think America has to be WHITE. I’m done.

    • Mark Stapleton

      August 1, 2023 at 8:25 pm

      LOL A that rambling from a high school drop out who cannot spell to well

  • Pastor Pasta

    July 24, 2023 at 5:30 pm

    It’s almost as if positioning yourself to the right of Mussolini is a bad idea!

    • My Take

      July 24, 2023 at 9:56 pm

      Go no further than Franco.

  • tom palmer

    July 24, 2023 at 5:51 pm

    DeSantis; problem is that he can’t keep his mouth shut. He has to comment on everything even when he has nothing to add.

    • Ocean Joe

      July 25, 2023 at 9:31 am

      That comment could apply to me, as well.

      • Stoneroller

        July 25, 2023 at 4:09 pm

        Me to Joe.
        But I do my best to not make ridiculous ideas I’m guess I’m not so blind I cannot see what common sense tells me.
        I’ve been WOKE for quite a while

  • TJC

    July 24, 2023 at 6:05 pm

    Kellyanne Conway is looking for a job, but is Trump listening? Or is she not his type anymore?

  • My Take

    July 24, 2023 at 6:07 pm

    While her god does nothing but bray lies about 2020 and howl about persecution.

    • My Take

      July 24, 2023 at 6:44 pm

      I hope she’s right though.

  • Gone DeSantis

    July 24, 2023 at 9:54 pm

    I think the important thing to keep in mind is, if “Beverly Hills 90210” can reboot, anyone can…
    As an aside, does anyone know how to get brown stains out of white underwear?
    Asking for a staffer.
    -Ron D

  • Lex

    July 25, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    This hasn’t been a fair election for Desantis and maybe it cannot be. Desantis was timing his run for the presidency after what was supposed to be Donald Trump’s second term. Trump lost his second term, not because of voter fraud, but because no one reported on the Bidens selling the country to foreign powers. Trump is getting good primary press by being indicted by Democrats. That may not be good press when it comes to a general election. And Donald Trump has yet to do a primary event. This can still quickly swing to Desantis, but Desantis should’ve been spending money slowly for a long fight. Desantis is really the only other candidate in the race, so maybe he should’ve just saved his powder till Trump inevitably does something really stupid. But if Trump keeps getting indicted by Democrats, Trump will probably win the primary and lose the national election… Again. Then Trump will be the one that has no future in 2028.

    • Dont Say FLA

      July 25, 2023 at 2:52 pm

      The Bidens sold the country to foreign powers while Trump was President and Biden was hiding in his basement? And that is how Biden became President? How does that timeline work again, Lex? I don’t follow.

      Desantis is really the only other candidate in the race? I’d say Desantis is the only candidate that’s position themself entirely out of this race. All other GOP Primary candidates are still in play.

      Only Rhonda is done, and Rhonda has nobody but Rhonda and Casey to blame for their being done far too soon, like immediately upon getting in, as usual for Rhonda.

      • My Take

        July 25, 2023 at 11:33 pm

        being done far too soon, like immediately upon getting in, as usual for Rhonda.
        ======
        !!!
        I wonder how many catch that?

    • Stoneroller

      July 25, 2023 at 4:11 pm

      Sorry about Donnie and Ronnie

  • woke up right

    July 25, 2023 at 4:53 pm

    So much for the presumption of innocence, eh Lex? As for Rona, he was doomed from the start of his “official” run for the White House. He did too many dumb things while he was flirting with his run. I’m not sure how one can be too “woke” however!

  • tom palmer

    July 25, 2023 at 6:47 pm

    You don”t need to look beyond the Trump syndicate to find foreign wheeling and dealing. Ivanka’s China deal, Jared’s Saudi deal etc etc etc.

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