‘Been there, done that’: Ron DeSantis won’t ‘unsuspend’ 2024 campaign
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Ron DeSantis
The Governor won't jump back in the race.

Gov. Ron DeSantis is still fielding questions about whether he wants to jump back in the presidential race even as Donald Trump is close to locking up the Republican nomination.

“Been there. Done that. Got the T-shirt,” DeSantis said in response to a friendly question from commentator Chris Nelson in Miami Beach.

The Governor’s latest comments on his presidential bid follow in the tradition of previous remarks looking back on a campaign that kept him out of the state for much of 2023. The presidential bid saw him spend roughly $168 million in campaign funds to win zero counties and gain just nine delegates.

Last month, when asked if he would “do it all over again,” DeSantis said he would have given that “this country needs big change” and “you need someone that’s going to go in there and get all this done.”

“I was somebody that had the ability to do that. And I think we had to offer that to the folks,” DeSantis said.

During a February call with delegate volunteers, DeSantis said he hadn’t ruled out a 2028 run.

“I heard from a lot of people on the ground in these early states that, you know, they thought I was so wonderful, such a great president, but they wanted to give Donald Trump one more shot and they would just support me in ’28.”

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


  • PeterH

    March 5, 2024 at 12:08 pm

    DeSantis will never be president! Not in 2024 …. Not in 2028! Not ever! DeSantis’s policies are far too radical for the majority of Americans.

  • Dont Say FLA

    March 5, 2024 at 1:10 pm

    He must be tired of all the winning

  • Tom

    March 5, 2024 at 1:26 pm

    So much winning. He spent $168MM on a campaign and all he got was a lousy tee shirt.

    • Jay Smif

      March 5, 2024 at 4:28 pm

      Don’t forget about those hideous matching leather “where woke goes to die” jackets that he and Casey grifted some donors for at $8k a pop, too.

  • Michael K

    March 5, 2024 at 2:03 pm

    So much whining.
    Turns out all of the DeSanti “anti-woke” destruction failed to excite anyone – meanwhile. Florida’s biggest loser.

  • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

    March 5, 2024 at 8:01 pm

    Good evening Sage Patriots,
    I, Earl Pitts American, just got off a conferance with the “O’s”, B & his lovely wife M, and B assured me 3 times that he stands by his statement of several years back in which he stated that “8iden could €ff up a wet dream”.
    B will not allow his lovely wife, M, to “Parrachute In” and save the day for the Dems because its gone too far and only a Republican has a Snow Balls chance in HEII of turning the ship around.
    They stated that their plan is to “Keep Their Powder Dry” until 2028 because what needs fixing will be fixed by then.
    So everyone relax your sphincters as we will have a Republican in The White House for at least the next 4 years 100%.
    Earl Pitts American

    • rick whitaker's

      March 6, 2024 at 3:18 pm


  • My Take

    March 6, 2024 at 5:35 am

    If Trump keeled over tomorrow, DeSSgustus would be back in the game tomorrow afternoon.

  • Lex

    March 6, 2024 at 7:59 am

    The only way Desantis gets back into the race this year is if something catastrophic happens to Trump. Less than that, Desantis will support Trump. Desantis is also in the driver’s seat for the next election, though he will need to keep an eye on whomever the Vice Presidential pick is.

  • George J Kamburoff

    March 6, 2024 at 5:56 pm

    It’s all so pathetic.

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