Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said he is focused on winning re-election later this year, not running for president in 2024.
But a speech he delivered at the annual CPAC conference in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday certainly had a presidential campaign feel to some who heard it, Daily Wire reports. note.
The outlet reported from the event:
A review of the rock star’s appearance at the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) in Orlando on Thursday – and the repeated standing ovations he received throughout his speech my answer – the answer certainly sounds like a big yes.
Ron DeSantis, Florida’s prominent Republican governor, threw the conservative crowd tons of red meat, hitting on the government’s overreaction to COVID-19, rising crime, “Inflation,” bids,” big tech censorship, transgender athletes, and election integrity.
But most of all, he hit out at the left wing of the Democratic Party, which he said wanted to stifle the voices of conservatives.
“Woke is the new religion of the left,” said DeSantis, reflecting this year’s CPAC slogan, “Awoke, Not Woke” and going on to describe political philosophy as “a form of Marxism.”
“Freedom has prevailed in the Sunshine State,” he said to cheers.
“While many stood to watch his 20-minute speech, others stood up as he delivered lines like, ‘criminals will see inside the cell,’ pasted by the Biden White House label ‘Brandon administration’ and declares ‘Florida has been defeated Fauciism,’ referring to Dr Anthony Fauci, who led efforts to contain America and mandate mask wearing in schools,’ Daily Wire news.
The Outlet said the famous GOP governor also received a standing ovation when he said his state would not become a “Faucian Dystopia.”
“We stand up to the crime-fighting policies that are ravaging cities across the country,” DeSantis said.
As for his hometown status, he said “this is not going to be like Portland. … In Florida, you don’t get slapped on the wrist, you’re inside the cell. ”
He also mentioned the hotly contested race theory curriculum: “Because we wouldn’t spend our taxpayer dollars teaching our children to hate America or hate each other, we banned CRT in our education.” from K to 12″.
DeSantis also criticized President Joe Biden: “He had the worst first year of any president since the 1800s.”
As for whether he will jump into the 2024 presidential race, many political analysts believe that will largely depend on whether another prominent Florida resident – former President Donald Trump – decides do so or not.
And so far, he hasn’t said it, although he’s also firmly stated that he will.
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