Ron DeSantis plans ‘thank you’ call with delegates Wednesday

DESANTIS AP 8.20.23
The call will be 'closed press,' and invitees will have to register on the Governor's political webpage.

Ron DeSantis may have suspended his presidential campaign, but he’s not done talking about it.

On Wednesday at 3 p.m., DeSantis will “personally thank” people who volunteered as delegates for “support and commitment to his campaign.”

The call will be “closed press,” and invitees will have to register on the Governor’s political webpage. (At this writing, the RSVP page has a 404 message, suggesting it hasn’t been activated yet.)

The Governor’s call with supporters comes less than 24 hours after he attempted to drum up support in Columbia, South Carolina for a Constitutional Convention regarding Congressional term limits. Some have suggested there is no coincidence in that event happening this week, given South Carolina’s presidential preference primary is Saturday.

Others, including party chairs from outside of Florida, have contended that DeSantis’ thank you call is really a sign to supporters that he could be cajoled to reverse the suspension of his campaign, noting that RNC Rule 40(b) says DeSantis needs a simple plurality of delegates from five states to sign a certificate to put him in nomination. These delegates can even be pledged to another candidate.

The Governor has said he doesn’t see a path back into the race, given the former President’s dominance, no matter what happens in Trump’s legal cases.

“He is going to have the delegates and so it will all be in his hands,” DeSantis said Saturday on the Fox News Channel.

DeSantis said he didn’t see “any situation where he would bow out even in the face of criminal convictions,” noting that “voters” had to “make the decision” about whether Trump’s legal woes meant to them.

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


22 comments

  • Michael K

    February 20, 2024 at 8:06 pm

    Burnt toast. Nobody cares – except the people whose money he burned through. I’ll bet they won’t be on the call.

    • Mayorkas Impeached

      February 20, 2024 at 8:10 pm

      He’s done for 2024 but will be back. Reagan didn’t get the nod his first time either. Personally I wish Trump would have stayed away but he is the elephant in the room with the Repub Party and until he steps away people like DeSantis and Hailey stand no chance.

      • Dont Say FLA

        February 20, 2024 at 9:01 pm

        Rhonda & Rick Santorum 2028 LOLOLOL

        • Michael K

          February 20, 2024 at 9:41 pm

          And Mike Huckabee. And Bobby Jindal. And Little Marco. And Ted Cruz. And Scott Walker. And Paul Ryan. And Sarah Palin…

          • Mike Dukakis

            February 21, 2024 at 5:30 am

            You want me to list all of the failed Demo candidates?

          • Dont Say FLA

            February 21, 2024 at 7:20 am

            No need to name failed Dems. They don’t have to run a 2nd or 3rd time like failed G0Ps.

            G0Ps have no choice but to run their failed and stained politicians again and again and again considering the party’s daily decline in numbers via resignation alone. Add attrition, well, subtract it, and you can see why the G0P keeps trying with folks well established as l0sers.

            LOL @ FL gee 0P

          • Hillary Clinton

            February 21, 2024 at 7:57 am

            Hilarious. How many trikes did
            Joe Biden run for President? LMAO.

          • Dont Say FLA

            February 21, 2024 at 9:54 am

            Hillary, Joe Biden was the Democrat presidential nominee once. You might remember the occasion. It was the last Presidential election. The one where he trounced Trump.

            Funny your name is Hillary Clinton. That’s the same name as somebody who the Democrats ran once. She got millions more votes than her stalker/opponent Trump, but Trump won anyway via the electoral college. Even after her popular vote win, the Dems didn’t run her a second time. Because she lost.

            And speaking of Trump, he’s already been the GOP nominee twice. His opponent, whoever it was, got millions of more votes both times. So what does the GOP do?

            Looks like the GOP will probably run him a third time, despite him having done nothing since last time to gain any new voters at all, and despite him having done plenty to alienate tens of millions of voters.

      • The Wabbit

        February 20, 2024 at 9:39 pm

        He done.

        • Silly Wabbit

          February 20, 2024 at 9:39 pm

          Pewiod.

      • TJC

        February 20, 2024 at 9:46 pm

        True, IB.

      • MH/Duuuval

        February 21, 2024 at 10:54 am

        Stand the storm, Haley — I and many others switched party affiliations to vote for you on Super Tuesday.

  • Dont Say FLA

    February 20, 2024 at 9:01 pm

    I’d like to thank all those who served on Rhonda’s campaign just for an opportunity to undermine it. Nobody could be as bad as Rhonda was on their own. Not even Rhonda.

  • Biscuit

    February 20, 2024 at 9:43 pm

    Breaking News out of Florida: Governor DeSantis whines while pretending to do something else.
    No, wait, that’s not Breaking News.
    My bad.
    (“My bad,” that’s street talk for my mistake.Old school now. Love the old school).
    Arf.

  • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

    February 21, 2024 at 7:07 am

    Good mornting Dook 4 Brains Leftys,
    To those of you who are my “Besty Leftys” Earl cares about you and your “Precious Feelings”.
    Which is why I, Earl Pitts American, draw your attention to the above article, graciousley brought forth for our edification by our beloved on-line host lead by the “Sage” Peter, his loyal crew, and a tip of the hat to our “Sage Reporter” A. G. Gancarski.
    So, my beloved Besty Leftys, cast your “Sage Eye” upon the 5th word in the above “Sage Article”.
    WHATS THAT WORD EARL?
    I, Earl Pitts American, am glad you asked for my “Sage Clairafication” ….. That word, my Beloved Besty Leftys, is “Suspended”.
    Let us delve into this “All Critical Word” SUSPENDED:
    Does “Suspended” mean “Cancelled”? “No my Besty Leftys” said Earl.
    Does “Suspended” mean The Ronald cant pick up his “Sage Campaign for POTUS where he left off at any time he wants? “No my Besty Leftys” said Earl.
    Does “Suspended” mean when The Donald pulls out 2 weeks prior to Election Day that The Ronald will re-instate his “Sage Campaign” and “SURF THE BIG RED WAVE ALL THE WAY INTO THE WHITEHOUSE ( with his Lovely Wife Casey )? “Yes my Besty Leftys” said Earl.
    There you have it my Besty Leftys:
    Proof beyond any shadow of a doubt that Ron & The Beautiful Casey will lead our “Sage Nation” to “American Exceptionalism” for the next 8 Great Years !!!!
    Thank you my Besty Leftys,
    Earl Pitts “Earl Loves His Besty’s” American

    ***note “American Exceptionalism” and “MAGA” mean The Same Thing …. we just “Word Smithed” it to make it more palatable to all of my beloved Besty Leftys***

    • Dont Say FLA

      February 21, 2024 at 7:31 am

      Don’t get too excited about the suspension, pops. All the other legit candidates except Haley also SUSPended their campaigns. If something comes up that has Ron reactivate, everybody else will also reactivate, except Haley because she’ll still be active.

      Ron’s campaign was SUSPended, by a rope, Ron hung him campaign by the neck from it. Zero counties won in the one extremely conservative state he suffered through losing unanimously before backing down.

      And of course Trumpy’s still in. In Putin’s Pocket. But of course his getting send to the dry cleaners would be what has everybody (except still-active Haley) reactivating their SUSPended campaigns.

      Is the planned big comeback the reason why Ron seems to have an intern, recently back from Iowa, on here calling everybody names? Would an intern even know what a howler monkey was? Do they still teach about howler monkeys in school? Given their use of old man language, maybe Ron’s intern isn’t an intern. I bet it’s a 20+L prisoner, well into their +L part.

      • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

        February 21, 2024 at 5:53 pm

        Love you my beautiful Son/Daughter you are my pride and joy.
        Dad

  • Taylor Swiff

    February 21, 2024 at 8:20 am

    Sorry Rhonda, but nobody can come to the phone right now

    Why? Oh! Because they’re dead!

    • MH/Duuuval

      February 21, 2024 at 10:57 am

      Not Christina Pushaw who is back on the job in Tallahassee “advising” at $150K per year.

      • Ron Forrest Ron

        February 22, 2024 at 9:04 am

        What I want to know about Pushaw is whether state taxpayer funded insurance is paying for grotesque lip injections for her

  • You're Welcome

    February 22, 2024 at 9:31 am

    Did anybody take Ron’s call?

    If so, did anybody at all say “You’re Welcome! Money well spent?”

    • MH/Duuuval

      February 22, 2024 at 9:53 am

      Dee prefers to perorate. Well-wishers may offer commentary at the conclusion of Dee’s Word from on High.

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