In American politics, there is growing evidence that a ticket for 2024 that had Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Republican Donald J. Trump in any order would be a blockbuster hit amount the growing American Populist/Conservative voting base.
“It is commonly believed at this point that Donald Trump is the undisputed leader of the Republican Party and the de facto front runner for the party’s nomination for president in 2024.
But politics is an interesting animal. There is another who may be as popular as Trump and who just narrowly defeated him in the Western Conservative Summit’s straw poll for the 2024 presidential election. And that man is Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Colorado Politics reported.
DeSantis led the vote with about 75% to Trump’s roughly 72% in the highly unscientific poll conducted online using the approval voting method.
The summit, in its 12th year, is sponsored by Colorado Christian University’s Centennial Institute and drew around 500 people on Friday and Saturday to a downtown Denver hotel, plus an audience numbering in the tens of thousands who watched online, organizers said.”
Interesting. However, the important part to me was to see where GOP Establishment darling Mike Pence was. He got a humiliating 21%.
Pence has growing support from the left and Never Trumpers over Pence’s behavior while partnering with President Trump:
If you’re just joining us, Mike Pence just got called a traitor bc of that time he refused to be a traitor.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) June 19, 2021
One poster on Twitter reacted to the news of Pence’s poor showing:
“Mike Pence was never MAGA. He’s a boring party-line Republican who was brought in to play the elder statesman to a political wildcard like Trump. That’s it. Pence was not brought in to round out the administration. His sole purpose was 2016 campaign strategy. His career is done.”
ONN reported on DeSantis:
“Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) has turned heads for his strong stance on several key GOP issues. While several lawmakers and state leaders have kowtowed to the wishes of the progressive left, DeSantis has pushed back against everything from coronavirus lockdowns to protecting women’s opportunities in sports.
“We’ll fight with hope and optimism,” he announced. “We will emerge stronger as a result of it.”
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DeSantis has recently signed multiple bills to push the Sunshine State to lead the way. When it came to the coronavirus pandemic, DeSantis made sure lockdowns were only put in place when absolutely necessary and put the state’s most vulnerable first, despite advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“While in all these locked down states closed schools, shuttered business and destroyed lives were the norm. In Florida we’ve had schools open the entire school year,” he stated. “Our businesses are thriving and we have saved millions of livelihoods from the brunt of lockdowns.”
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776