Ron DeSantis leaves ‘rapid response’ to the experts
Ron DeSantis. Image via AP.

DeSantis-Pushaw
'I'm not putting my time into it at all.'

Gov. Ron DeSantis discussed his political team’s propensity for Twitter beefs this week.

During an interview with Megyn Kelly, the Florida Governor rejected the premise that his campaign was “too online,” while noting he delegates “rapid response” to staff.

“So, look, we have people that are doing this rapid response. I’m not putting my time into it at all. I mean, you know, they’re going and going back and forth. You know, there’s kind of a battle online. I’m not somebody who’s following that very closely. It’s just not my cup of tea.”

Kelly pushed back, noting that DeSantis described himself as the “commander” of the campaign during the interview.

“We have people shooting at us too online every single day,” DeSantis said, citing “manufactured online controversy” and saying there’s a “need to kind of push back on some of this stuff.”

Indeed, the meta-narrative sometimes obscures the larger story. Earlier this week, the Daily Mail ran a story detailing a flame war between advocates for Donald Trump and the campaign rapid response director, Christina Pushaw, depicting her as pro-cannabis and out of sync with the anti-weed Governor.

For his part, DeSantis doesn’t think the issue of whether his campaign is “too online” matters to voters in early states.

“I think that there’s a place for that. But ultimately, you know, the people in Iowa and New Hampshire, they’re not following the latest Twitter war, they’re following what’s going on in their lives.”

The Governor’s official operation and political team have often engaged reporters and commentators in a bare-knuckled manner that matches his own political pugnacity. But as DeSantis tells it, the correlation happens without his input.

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


11 comments

  • Tjb

    July 29, 2023 at 6:11 pm

    Personally the attack on Pushaw is tame on how she uses cruel , hateful, and divisive words to promote hers and DeSantis’s agenda. Pushaw is the personification of evil.
    You would think as a pot head, she would be more mellow.

    • Silly Wabbit

      July 29, 2023 at 7:22 pm

      She kwazy.

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    • My Take

      July 29, 2023 at 11:40 pm

      Yeah, you commonly hear of mean or ugly drunks, but not potheads.

  • My Take

    July 30, 2023 at 4:25 am

    I wonder when DeSSlantis will get around to destroying FAU?

  • Sonja Fitch

    July 30, 2023 at 6:16 am

    Rapid response?! RAPID RESPONSE! Lol. Desantis ain’t capable of a rapid response. Other than when he oversaw the quitmo water boarding! And Desantis let it happen! Get out pervert Desantis!

    • My Take

      July 30, 2023 at 8:52 am

      Rumor has it that he always has another rapid response.

  • Dont Say FLA

    July 30, 2023 at 1:07 pm

    Rapid Response is CaCa CaCa Casey’s pet name for her Chia Pet’s Tiny D, Speedy Gonzalez.

  • My Take

    July 31, 2023 at 1:22 am

    I wish someone would ask DeSSlantus about all the UFO commotion in Congress.
    That might trigger some interesting babble
    Are UFOs woke?

    • My Take

      July 31, 2023 at 2:03 am

      Gov. DeSSantis, do you hate space aliens too?
      Some people say they walk among us. Are they here to replace us?
      And many are called “Grays.” That’s half way to black! Will you say “No more!” to swarthy space monsters?

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