What happens when a President becomes an ex/former? Wouldn’t you say they basically pack up and go home,right?
IF the opposing party has won, the former no longer has a bully pulpit, an office to affect policy from and generally speaking isn’t going to grab too many headlines. The focus swings to the new person holding the office. In President Trump’s case it went further; he was banned from social media so every avenue of communication with his base or the general public was cut off.
A former President becomes invisible almost immediately. The country heads in the direction the new President takes it.
They typically get a honeymoon period. Trump didn’t get one because the Russia Collusion hoax was waiting for him there. Biden always gets a free pass anyway.
The job for Pres Trump was to get an open line of communication going somewhere. if he ever had any hope to seek the nomination for 24.
He still can’t affect policy. He still can’t make headlines with any major legislative accomplishments. He’s in no position to do that.He has no press secretary to promote his agenda. As a former President with plans to run again it’s a tough road to hoe.
The 2nd best spot to be in is a governorship as far as all of the above is concerned. You can pass legislation, have a means to promote the agenda you’re setting and you can make headlines. You have an office to communicate from and a fairly large group of people to stand behind you. It’s worth noting that when Trump was in office he had far too few to stand behind him. The city of D.C. is SWAMP territory on one end and the Deep State with its tentacles everywhere on the other.
Someone out there with future aspirations decided to fill the vacuum. There was an opportunist lurking around the corner waiting for the right moment; not too soon and not too late. The timing had to be just right and in little increments so it didn’t look too obvious. Who could that someone be? Someone Pres Trump helped get into office in the first place.Add backstabber to his resume.
This means the person already had it mind in 2020. This person was Ron DeSantis.When DeSantis started doing stunts to get his name out there i said it right then and there. He’s going to run for President against Trump.
I got wind of a ‘rumor’ that DeSantis had a secret meeting with some of the GOPe big dogs. Evidently Trump got wind of it too so that lent to its credence for me. He attacked Ron and all hell broke loose. I guess he wasn’t permitted to touch Ron with a 10 foot pole. i didn’t know those were the rules. The rule is; as long as you can attack someone secretly you get a pass.
Keep in mind that when DeSantis ran for Governor the first time he was hanging by a thread and was ready to lose. He went to Trump and asked for his support. He got his endorsement AND support. He won. Most people were thinking along the lines of a possible Trump/DeSantis ticket getting Ron set up for 2028. Ron decided upon a 2024 run but kept it under wraps.He would run for a 2nd term as Governor then use it as a stepping stone to a 2024 campaign. He never intended to serve out his term as Governor.
He should have been honest but he wasn’t totally dishonest either. He simply decided not to answer THE question. He knew it would come up in the debate with Crist and sure enough it did. He looked angry, stared straight ahead flat out refusing to respond at all.
If he said yes he intended to run it would expose his intentions to leave the governorship. He couldn’t say no. It would make him look like a liar. He didn’t have an answer ready to go (for his benefit should have) to worm his way out of it. His silence was the answer. The meeting with the cabal wasn’t a rumor. The establishment in DC aka SWAMP would love to see DeSantis take out Trump and the left wouldn’t have a problem with it either. Keep in mind DeSantis was always trying to grab the MAGA base.
It’s the one thing the establishment didn’t get. No candidate could win without them. They mistakenly believe the best route to take i s the destruction of MAGA. They do not make any bones about it. Ron was shrewder and more calculating than that. He didn’t want to alienate them before he got them in his camp. It’s where the SECRET meeting came in and i’m willing to bet there’s been a few more of those since then. Did anyone notice that when Trump’s home in Mar A Lago was raided the person you would have thought would stand up for Trump was the Governor of that state. It was in his backyard and he is a Republican. You didn’t hear a peep.
He can speak up any other time when he’s looking for his own publicity. This wasn’t about a publicity stunt Ron. This was about doing the right thing and speaking out for Trump.
i understand DeSantis had quite the fund raiser of big donors at his inauguration celebration after he won the governorship. I know a person in attendance was quite confused. He noted they were larger donations than you would ever need for the office of governor. He didn’t mention a campaign for the presidency though. i don’t think he figured that in since Ron had just committed to a 4 yr term in Florida.He was genuinely puzzled because he didn’t think DeSantis would run for Governor just to ditch it later.
WRONG. Ron is an opportunist. He didn’t stop to think for an instant about Trump helping him get into office in the first place.
Seems he suddenly had a good case of amnesia. It’s called backstabbing.The MAGA base was thinking along the lines of a Trump/DeSantis ticket..DeSantis and swamp were thinking along the lines of take out Trump and head for the White House.
DeSantis had it in mind back in 2020 and he’s still plotting. I’m staying put. Trump earned a 2nd term and i’m not going to let him-or us- get robbed a 2nd time if i can help it. It’s the DeSantis fatal flaw. Opportunist and backstabber. i just don’t have the stomach for it. Meantime Trump could use a good campaign manager and get some focus in his campaign. A VP choice? Kari Lake would work.So would Jim Jordan. He needs a loyal warrior.
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