Ron DeSantis peaked too early

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I want to take a minute to speak of name-calling. Name-calling is, of course, something that Donald Trump did in the Republican primary that he wound up winning. Who can forget “Lyin Ted” and “Little Marco?”

In fact, we’ve also done it. Many Palmer Report readers may remember when I wrote an article way back doing a contest for the best Trump nickname. Hundreds of you replied, and the ultimate winner was ‘Assolini.” Thank you, Palmer Report reader!

The point is — nicknames often work. And they can be funny when done correctly. Donald Trump recently labeled Ron DeSantis with a nickname. It was not done properly. “Ron DeSanctimonius.” What an AWFUL nickname. It won’t take. And yet Ron DeSantis will still fail. But not because of Donald Trump.

You may have noticed the breathless coverage of DeSantis as the next Trump –a Republican kingmaker. I reject that notion, and I will repeat — DeSantis will never be the republican nominee for President in 2024.

There are many reasons for that. Let’s go over some of them. First off, the man has no charisma. Now not all politicians have that, but most presidential candidates have — something. They have to in order to appeal to Americans in different areas.

DeSantis is about as charismatic as mud. His voice is paper-think, squeaky, reminding one of nails down a chalkboard. Then there’s his loony campaign commercials. Just try to imagine DeSantis running for president with his Tom Cruise impersonations and biblical “God made me” ads. Most of America would be repelled, not invigorated.

And let us not forget that he has baggage — a lot of it. Oppo research will find the stuff we don’t know, and do not think for a minute that other Presidential contenders on the GOP side won’t use it. They will. In fact, Ron will likely be the first target.

His popularity has also peaked. As we all saw on election night, the country soundly rejected Florida politics. After all, what works there does not mean it will work in Michigan or New Hampshire or Pennsylvania — states that have become more liberal, not less.

   

DeSantis has shamed the LGBTQ community, banned books and fought with the media. He can’t admit to ever being wrong. He wants abortion banned, and as we saw the other night, that does not go over well with the voters. So let Revolting Ron play the hero. It won’t work for him. Not now — not ever.

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