Ron DeSantis thinks Kamala Harris is most likely 2024 Joe Biden replacement

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The Governor isn't ruling out J.B. Pritzker, Pete Buttigieg or Elizabeth Warren, however.

Gov. Ron DeSantis routinely says Joe Biden likely won’t be the Democratic presidential nominee. Now he is going further, saying the person most likely to replace the President on the 2024 ticket is already one heartbeat away from the presidency.

“I would probably say  Kamala Harris will muscle into it, but I think you would have J.B. Pritzker, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren. I think they’d all be scrambling for it,” DeSantis said.

The Governor made the comments on the “Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show.”

The elevation of Harris to pole position is interesting given DeSantis has spent her entire term as Vice President diminishing her, seemingly relishing the contrast between himself and the first Black woman to be VP. A November appeal to donors threatened to send “Kamala back to her liberal homeland,” a statement that belies the fact that California is as American as Florida is.

The Governor has relished invoking Harris’ name to galvanize his base.

In August, the DeSantis campaign stole a page from bygone talk show host David Letterman, with a coffee cup and a T-shirt spotlighting “10 things Kamala Harris should focus her time on.”

Nine of those things involve “closing the border.” And the 10th? “Making sure Joe Biden doesn’t fall.”

The campaign texted supporters with a pitch.

“Gov. DeSantis is going to cause Kamala Harris to start job hunting; we understand why she’s obsessed with hurting our campaign. Still, we’ve put together some suggestions of what she could be focusing on instead. What do you think? Do you want to help us remind our Vice President to … do her job? Click here to donate, and we’ll send you a discounted 10-things tee or mug to start off your DeSantis merch collection,” the promotional text read.

DeSantis, who recently blamed the Vice President for national “decline,” spent weeks this Summer beefing with Harris over her critiques of Florida Black history standards, which contain language suggesting slavery could benefit the enslaved. He bemoaned her attacks on the trail.

“You can’t be operating in bad faith against your political opponents, 24/7,” DeSantis lamented in Iowa. “You can’t be doing fake narratives, and we have some Republicans that actually sided with Kamala’s lies just to try to get cheap shots in on me.”

The Governor has also focused on Harris as so-called “impeachment insurance” for at least a year.

“So, here’s the thing. I thought Biden picking her at first was the worst decision ever because she’s not great. But she’s like the best impeachment insurance and 25th Amendment insurance anyone could have,” DeSantis said in July 2022.

“Because as bad as Biden is, even though he can barely read the teleprompter, and as much as people disapprove of him, nobody wants Harris, and so they’d much rather stick with Biden floundering around than actually turn the wheels of power over to somebody that clearly is in over her head.”

DeSantis had previously suggested California Gov. Gavin Newsom was “waiting in the wings” and in the mix until their recent debate, despite Newsom’s protests that he is not running for President in 2024

“Not after last night, I don’t think he will be. I think we showed, we exposed him, we exposed the failed liberal policies, and he didn’t really have an answer. I mean, he would just obfuscate, he would shift, he would lie. That is not going to play well,” he said on Fox News on Dec. 1.

“I think Republican voters understand Biden is a spent force. He should not be running again. There’s a lot of Democrats that want to remove him and put in somebody else. So I see Newsom as being one of these guys waiting in the wings,” he told Iowa media before the debate.

Ironically, DeSantis and Harris are both afforded long shot chances of being President, with both under 2% in the Election Betting Odds aggregation of betting sites as of Monday afternoon. Newsom is above 6%, meanwhile.

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


29 comments

  • rick whitaker

    December 11, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    desantis plays to ever negative urge he can think up. demonizing harris is one of those negative urges. most of what was quoted in your post as being said by either desantis or his campaign, were loser comments. the dems support each other more than the gop.

  • S. Wabbit

    December 11, 2023 at 3:07 pm

    DeSantis kwazy.

    • S. Wabbit

      December 11, 2023 at 3:08 pm

      Ass, too.

  • MH/Duuuval

    December 11, 2023 at 3:21 pm

    “nobody wants Harris”

    There appears to be a vast reservoir of misogyny in the MAGA crowd. I wouldn’t hesitate to vote for Harris — who has been a loyal, useful VP — especially since one of the MAGA boys will be her opponent.

    Dee ignores the fact that Harris was elected AG and then US Senator from the largest state in the US; Dee was selected from a single Congressional district in suburban Florida and served with little distinction as as a Tea Party backbencher. He has since been Governor of Florida where he has ruled by “divide and conquer.”

  • rick whitaker

    December 11, 2023 at 3:26 pm

    mh/duuuuval, liked your comment. the white christian nationalists’ are almost all misogynists’ by design

  • Earl Pitts "The Ronald's Un-Official Campaign Manager" American

    December 11, 2023 at 3:32 pm

    Good afternoon America,
    Harris is a total Dook 4 Brains from the total Dook 4 Brains State of Dook-a-fornia.
    Its never gonna happen.
    The only way, and the odds are totally against it, is if somehow America looses its collective mind and re-elects Lunch-Box Joe then Joe resignes.
    A total long-shot and a very stupid political plan.
    Thank you Amwrica,
    Earl Pitts American

    • rick whitaker

      December 11, 2023 at 3:45 pm

      WARNING ⚠ TROLL COMMENT BY EARL DOOK

      • Earl Pitts "The Ronald's Un-Official Campaign Manager" American

        December 11, 2023 at 3:58 pm

        America keep in mind Rick is actually a solid American Patriot and is engaged in the very difficult task of pretending to be a Dook 4 Brains Lefty in order to chime in behind my, Earl Pitts American’s, postings of “”Sage Political Wisdom”, with wackey leftist snipeing and lefty comentary in order to elevate me, Earl Pitts American, to a higher level of a “World Wide Political Go-To- Guru.
        Rick is the wind beneith my wings and soon after Ron & Casey take The White House I, Earl Pitts American, will host Rick at The White House for his presentation of The Esteamed Presidental Medal of Honor (the same medal Rush Limbaugh got).
        EPA

        • rick whitaker

          December 11, 2023 at 4:08 pm

          earl admit it, all you want to do is inspect my sphincter. shame on you you dirty old man. i have told you repeatedly that i am straight, but you don’t give up. what does your wife pearl think about this? she might be dead though, but you refuse to comment on that. maybe she divorced you. remember, i looked you up on Wikipedia and found out your real identity . on Wikipedia you are listed as gary burbank but it gives a detail bio of you and all your fake names. don’t you know others have looked you up too. you foolish 82 year old man, shame on you.

  • Impeach Biden

    December 11, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Harris would be a complete disaster. Like Jimmy Carter thanking the Biden voters. Biden would thank the same morons if she were elected thus having her take over Biden as the worst US President in modern history. Shall we grade her Border Czar performance? That’s a big “F” for me.

    • Impeach Biden

      December 11, 2023 at 4:02 pm

      By the way Harris’ ratings are worse than “Dementia” Joe. She dropped out early for the Demo Presidential race in 2020 because she was so unlikeable. Of course the Demo Zombies would vote for her. After all they voted for Joe.🤣

      • MH/Duuuval

        December 11, 2023 at 5:53 pm

        When given a choice between an agent of unchecked chaos (Trump) and a party functionary (Biden), the choice is simple.

    • Earl Pitts "The Ronald's Un-Official Campaign Manager" American

      December 11, 2023 at 4:06 pm

      F- – – or what grade could possably be even lower?
      We would have to add the next letter of the alphabit (G) to even come close. I think a “G -” would come close. EPA

  • My Take

    December 11, 2023 at 4:54 pm

    You can judge people by the quality of who hates them.
    Kamala sounds fine.

    • Impeach Biden

      December 11, 2023 at 4:56 pm

      She wasn’t very popular when she wanted the Demo nomination for President. She is dumb as rocks too.

      • MH/Duuuval

        December 11, 2023 at 5:54 pm

        No proof, so far, that your IQ or common sense is better.

        • Impeach Biden

          December 11, 2023 at 7:22 pm

          No one helped me to get where I am now. It was all motivation and self perseverance. We all know how Kamala got to the top now don’t we?😜

          • MH/Duuuval

            December 11, 2023 at 8:37 pm

            No, pray tell — how did a mixed-race young woman in a single-parent family get through law school and win the popular vote twice in the largest state in the US?

          • WhatNow

            December 12, 2023 at 7:18 am

            And exactly which barrel are down in?

  • My Take

    December 11, 2023 at 4:58 pm

    Kamala’s chances at the presidency are the same as DeSScumtis’s:
    If the frontrunner falls.

  • PeterH

    December 11, 2023 at 6:51 pm

    In the coming months …… soon after his resounding Primary defeat….. DeSantis will be an admirable conspiracy theory asset to the FAKE NEWS MEDIA SOURCES LIKE Fox, Newsmax, Breitbart or Strormfront!

    • My Take

      December 13, 2023 at 5:57 am

      Strormfront
      ====
      Laughing!

      American Renaissance
      Fiery Cross

  • DeSatan stinks

    December 12, 2023 at 7:57 am

    Pathetic Loser Rona DeSatan! He did nothing in Congress. His party did nothing good during the scab known as the Trump presidency. Tramp and his cronies ran up the national debt big time! Biden and Congress have passed meaningful legislation to actually help people. Tramp rammed through a huge tax cut for the wealthy. DeSatan is a disgrace to our Nation, he should be locked up in Gitmo.

    • Cindy Fitzgerald

      December 12, 2023 at 8:25 am

      Do you live in Florida, if you do, you must be a woke Dem. I live in Florida and love it. Low taxes, lower crime rates than most cities and moral, decent leaders.
      There are plenty of open spaces in California, New York, New Jersey, etc, if Florida is not your cup of tea.

      • Impeach Biden

        December 12, 2023 at 8:46 am

        Well said Cindy. Like the bumper stickers say “Don’t Kalifornia, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Washington, etc. my Florida.”

  • Joe

    December 12, 2023 at 11:00 am

    Tiny D’s awful campaign has reduced him to become a genuinely stupid person.

  • DeSatan stinks

    December 12, 2023 at 5:59 pm

    Cindy – I am an old lifelong Floridian. You obviously know nothing of Florida in the 1960s. I registered as NPA at age 18 and am not a partisan. I was in Florida before Rona was born. I don’t share your misguided opinion about moral leadership witness Matt Gaetz and his Semon ole county party buddy, and the swinger GOP party head and his pending rape allegation over a disastrous threesome where his wife spurned her gay lover. And don’t forget Rick and his love of pleading the Fifth after stealing millions and Donald Grab em by the pussy Tramp. I am not moving anywhere but I wish you would move away from your delusions!

  • rick whitaker

    December 12, 2023 at 6:19 pm

    desatan, i moved from florida in 1968. i would not ever visit florida. for me florida is a hellhole and i am satisfied living in tennessee. tennessee just announced a record for the most new residents in one year. many came from florida. property is still cheap in the smokey mt. area where i live. desantis has made florida even worse than it was in 1968. earl pitts lives in north central florida, another reason to stay away.

  • Sonja Fitch

    December 13, 2023 at 6:29 am

    Wow. Love em headlines! Desantis thinks. Great oxymoron!!!! Lol

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