Ron DeSantis ducks chance to slam Chris Christie

DeSantis Christie
'We're going to be able to get on the debate stage and we're going to be able to hash it out.'

Ron DeSantis is taking the high road when it comes to the man who displaced him in New Hampshire polls.

The Florida Governor was given an opportunity Tuesday to engage former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has eclipsed him in the most recent New Hampshire poll.

“Look, I think that at the end of the day, we’re doing what we need to do on the ground in Iowa and New Hampshire, we’re going to be back there this weekend and we’re going to get the job done. I think a lot of these guys are, you know, doing this or doing that,” DeSantis said.

“We’re going to be able to get on the debate stage and we’re going to be able to hash it out. And I think I’ll be able to show that I’m the guy that’s got the vision. I’m the guy that can get the job done electorally,” DeSantis said during Tuesday’s episode of the Fox News Channel’Ingraham Angle.

DeSantis’ milquetoast comments were a marked contrast to Christie’s fire earlier in the day.

During a Fox News interview, Christie ripped Florida’s Governor amid the latest evidence of a collapse of his once-solid position in the 2024 GOP field.

“I’m in this race for 2 1/2 months and I’ve gone from nowhere to second place in New Hampshire. If you’re DeSantis this morning, you’ve got to be wondering what the hell happened here,” Christie said. “He’s been the presumptive front challenger (to Donald Trump) since before he was re-elected Governor of Florida. I’m now past him in New Hampshire after 2 1/2 months.”

DeSantis has tumbled to just 8% in the latest Emerson College New Hampshire survey of the race, 1 point behind Christie and 41 points behind former President Trump, seemingly fulfilling Christie’s conviction that he’d achieved parity with the Florida Governor in the Granite State.

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


5 comments

  • Dale A Arnold

    August 15, 2023 at 8:34 pm

    He is afraid to get nasty with Christie cause Christie will do to him what he did to little Marco in 2016..

    • Dont Say FLA

      August 16, 2023 at 7:44 am

      I can’t say it any better than Dale said it, so I will say DITTO

  • Earl Pitts "The Ronald's UnOfficial Campaign Manager" American

    August 15, 2023 at 9:59 pm

    Thank you America,
    I, Earl Pitts American, had the “talk” with The Ronald. I told him that Christy is a “Dook 4 Brains RINO who is for sale to the highest bidder and best avoided. There is absloutly Zero upside to engaging at any level with Christy.
    “Never wrestle with a pig (Christy) as you both will get dirty and the pig ( Christy) just loves it”.
    So going forward, America, if the Pig (Christy) trys to engage the Saint (The Ronald) at any level:
    Just be aware, America, that The Ronald is under orders from me, Earl Pitts American, to ignore the fat, sweaty, body odor, oinker Christy as if he does not exist and to ignore any and all oinker (Christy) questions, comments, or statements.
    Thank you America,
    And Oh BTW: “Deuces On You Fat Stinky Oinker Chris Christy”
    EPA

    • Joe the plumber

      August 15, 2023 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks Earl,
      I’ve been waiting to see what your thoughts are on Chris Christy. And now that I know you are aware that Christy is an irrelevant D.4.Brains RINO it makes me happy that you, me, and America are on the same page in regards to our hatred and extream annoyance with RINO Christy.
      Deuces on you RINO Stink Fatty Christy.
      There now, I feel better, like I need to flush the toilet or something,
      Joe The Plumber

  • Rhonda Sinker

    August 16, 2023 at 8:51 am

    Soon as the candidates get to ask each other questions, somebody’s going to ask Ron, “Governor DeSantis, you frequently declare how how much you like Republican Governor Reynolds of Iowa and Republican Governor Sununu of New Hampshire.”

    “Ron, could you tell us your feelings about Republican Governor Kemp of Georgia, please?”

    With that one open ended question, Ron’s sunken boat will implode. I bet Ron claims he’s never even met Gov Kemp of neighboring Georgia.

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