Ron DeSantis makes the ‘very, very important’ Massachusetts Primary ballot

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The Harvard Law graduate is down big in polls in the winner-take-all state.

Florida’s Governor is now officially on the ballot in the state of Massachusetts.

Ron DeSantis said that while running in the state is “tough sledding” in the General Election, it is nonetheless “very, very important” in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

“We’re going to put in the work and going to get it done,” DeSantis vowed.

If polls are any indication, Team DeSantis has plenty of work ahead if the Governor hopes to win the Primary and take all 40 Bay State delegates on March 5. The Race to the White House polling average shows DeSantis at 19%, with Donald Trump at 53%.

The Governor, who attended Harvard Law School and therefore lived in Cambridge for a time, has had plenty to say about the state throughout the course of this campaign, both good and bad.

The most positive comments he’s had to make thus far have been about the Boston Red Sox, a team he became a bandwagon fan of when he lived in the state.

“That was unlike anything I’ve seen in Florida because, you know, the Bucs have won a couple of Super Bowls. We’ve had other teams do. Well, we’ve had a lot of great college football and people get excited, don’t get me wrong, but this was just in the bloodstream in New England. And I’ve never seen so many people be so revved up and when they won it, it was like such a big deal,” he said about the team’s World Series championship in 2004.

However, he had less positive comments to make about undocumented immigrants displacing fans who may want to attend December’s Army-Navy Football Game, to be held in Foxboro.

“Could the elites make it any clearer that they think that hardworking American citizens should come last? I mean, you’re talking about people that are serving on active duty or veterans. These are folks that we should be honoring. And instead, they’re being put to the back of the bus for people that came across, came into this country illegally and are being housed,” DeSantis fumed on a recent Howie Carr Show.

He also commented on people from the state moving to New Hampshire, suggesting the transplants might impact the Live Free or Die State’s political culture.

“You know, normally when I go north, I end up in less hospitable environments for taxes. But you got this little sea of red in New England, the Live Free or Die state where they don’t tax you to smithereens. So good.”

“You’ve just got to watch all these Massachusetts people moving here. Hopefully it doesn’t change that,” DeSantis said at an event hosted by the Never Back Down super PAC.

The Governor is also griping about Harvard as tensions boil over in the Middle East between Israel and Hamas.

During an event in Berlin, New Hampshire, hosted by the Never Back Down super PAC, the Florida Governor and Harvard Law School graduate called the university “woke central” and suggested that if he needed medical care, he wouldn’t want a Harvard doctor to provide it.

“I used to think to myself, like, you know, if anything ever happened — like me, my family, you know, my parents — and they needed surgery, I’d want, like, a Harvard doctor to be in,” DeSantis said. “You know, now, if I saw a young Harvard doctor, I’d run the other way.”

“I mean, it’s like woke central, right, with all this stuff? Like, if you’re a doctor and you cannot tell me how many genders there are, I’ve got a problem with you,” he added. “I am not going to deal with this, but so much of it has been politicized. It’s sad.”

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


4 comments

  • Dr. Franklin Waters

    October 23, 2023 at 5:32 pm

    I wonder if he cares that insurance policies here have gone up 900% in some cases, and people are now starting to leave.

  • Michael K

    October 23, 2023 at 6:17 pm

    Funny how the Harvard-Yale educated elitist who travels in private jets and stays only at fancy hotels rails against “elites.” Does he think Republican primary voters are really that stupid, or is he just arrogant?

    (It’s a rhetorical question).

    • MH/Duuuval

      October 23, 2023 at 8:23 pm

      Yours is a question of some moment and, in light of recent elections, looks like it is more than rhetorical but in fact performative.

      Vote for someone who enforces your values on your neighbors and, in return, get fleeced. Perfect deal with the devil. I’d say, if you don’t mind the smell of sulfur and burning phosphorus degrading human flesh.

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