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Will DeSantis Commit Political Suicide With Run Against Trump?

Will DeSantis Commit Political Suicide With Run Against Trump?
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (Getty Images)

Bill Robinson By Friday, 24 March 2023 01:42 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

(Editor's note: The following column does not constitute an endorsement of any candidate or politcal party, on the part of Newsmax.)

“If I’m president, we will win on everything we do.”

— President Donald J. Trump (1946- )

The reasons Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis should not run against former President Donald Trump are commanding and infinite.

But here’s one: If DeSantis just waits until after Trump is elected in 2024 and serves out his glorious second term, he will be the go-to politician to run and win the 2028 election.

I like Ron DeSantis, I like his wife, and think together, they will make a good president and first lady. I will vote for him … if he waits.

I think a lot of conservatives, Republicans and Trump loyalists like me feel this way.

But if he runs against his mentor and the leader of the party, he’s done in my eyes.

His political career will be over.

I’ll never vote for him again. Again, I believe many people feel this way.

All he has to do is wait his turn and ignore the obviously sinister Marxist media exhortations to run, that he "can beat Trump," that his "success in Florida will win him the presidency."

It’s clearly the most false, insincere and stupid idea that the Democrat-Communists have ever come up with. Do they really think we conservatives and DeSantis are that dumb?

The answer is yes. They think we are that dumb and conversely, that they are so superior and smarter than us. This is indisputably deceitful.

Reason 1: Ron DeSantis is a President Trump creation. Without Trump’s endorsement, DeSantis doesn’t win by the razor-thin margin of 0.41% and Florida ends up with Andrew Gillum, a convicted fraudster (in addition to other weighty moral failings), as its governor.

Thank God and President Trump for a DeSantis win in 2018.

If Ron DeSantis disrespects Trump’s previous support and friendship, he’ll go down in history as the biggest political and general ingrate in history and the guy who just couldn’t wait his turn.

Reason 2: Florida. That’s right, just Florida … you know, the state he’s governed so beautifully for four-plus years.

Floridians are not known as highly forgiving people. They can be rebellious in the voting booth, in terms of their choices for those vying for elected office. 

And what does DeSantis envision they will do after giving him a 19% win and mandate if he strides right off to run for president? Not good. He’ll be pursued by angry southerners.

Reason 3: Florida, again. Florida has a "Resign to Run" law. This means in order to declare and begin his campaign against Trump, DeSantis will have to resign. Again, I believe Floridians will be hopping mad if DeSantis does this. 

Again, how will they feel?

And then, if DeSantis does get off the pot and his book tour to run, Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez will replace DeSantis. Now, I like Nunez; I think most Floridians do, too. But she’s not their beloved DeSantis.

That will make them angry.

I think DeSantis has his eyes all glazed over about how Florida voters will feel about this if he does it. I think he’s watching something sparkly dart by —  Big Media’s and the DNC’s desire to see him run — and save them from the ultimate threat: Donald Trump running for president again.

And this leads us to Reason 4.  . . . 

Reason 4: Donald Trump was the master of foreign and domestic policy. There’s no question. With absolutely zero foreign policy experience (no, U.S. congressman doesn’t qualify) and about the same nationwide domestic background, DeSantis is uniquely unqualified. Haley and Pompeo, even Pence have him beat in this curriculum vitae item.

This is a no-brainer.

Why would any conservative vote for DeSantis when President Trump has already run the world’s biggest and most important country for four years? They wouldn’t.

Reason 5: DeSantis is clearly overestimating the "Trump is mean" factor.

The wimps and chiselers who run their mouths off constantly about "Trump is too aggressive" or Trump "sends out mean Tweets" (they’ll have to change that to "Truths" now) or "Trump calls people bad names" had better grow a spine and grow up.

There’s no place in America for emotional lightweights, these integrity-dumpster-fires, to whine incessantly that we should all find a jellyfish to lead this country.

The Trump-worried amongst us should be avoided.

There’s not one Trump loyalist who’s worried about Trump’s 140-character messages; we see them as a major way he won in 2016 and by keeping us informed on social media, that he will win again in 2024.

If you look closely at all the Trump detractors pretending to be registered Republican voters, you’ll find they’re like sheep in wolf’s clothing, trying to fake us out.

It’s all a big lie.

Reason 6: Trump will completely eviscerate DeSantis in the first debate. He will leave that debate with his entrails in his hands.

We all saw what Trump did to the 16 other posers in the 2016 debates and he did it with merciless swiftness. None of them stood a chance against the verbal and mental superiority of our Trumpian leader.

Often, it only took a simple Trump-nickname to send an opponent hurtling on his way out the door. "Low-Energy Jeb" . . .  and poof! . . .  he’s gone. "Little Marco" . . . and Rubio’s evaporated. And so on.

Reason 7: DeSantis doesn’t have the killer instinct of Trump.

Like the other day when DeSantis laughed off Trump’s early nickname salvos good-naturedly. DeSantis can’t compete with a man who grew up on construction sites hanging out with real men.

A guy who’s been negotiating hard on every detail since he was a toddler.

Nope. DeSantis could never beat a man who goes for the jugular.

Reason 8: Trump is not a politician. Never has been; never will be.

DeSantis is a convicted politician as part of the D.C. swamp for five years in the House.

Reason 9: Trump always wins. Like the rest of us, he has endured his share of losses, even those as a result of horrendously unfair things done to him. 

But eventually, Trump is usually proved right. President Trump is a very real winner.

What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.” — President Donald J. Trump (1946- )

Bill Robinson has appeared on Fox News, CNN, PBS, Bloomberg, BBC and had his own segment on SKY News. For seven years was the only Conservative columnist for the Huffington Post. He has written columns and articles for The Wall Street Journal Europe, Forbes.com, Fortune Small Business, The Financial Times, The Moscow Times, United Airline's Hemispheres Magazine and many others. Bill may be reached at: bill@relentlessmarketing.com. Read More of Bill Robinson's Reports — Here.

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