OT Why Never Trumpers Should Bet on DeSantis Now

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  1. ABM

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    Interesting read.

    As many of you already know, I'm one of those who twice voted for Trump. However, I would not vote for him again. I wonder how many more like me are out there? Moreover, who to vote for in 2024? It's still early, but it's not that early. DeSantis is catching the eye of even the Left.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/10/ron-desantis-never-trump/620568/

    ......Trump remains more popular among the shrinking Republican base than anyone else. So in publications including National Review, The Dispatch, and TheBulwark, anti-Trump conservatives are now debating what to do. They all view the 45th president as an unacceptable leader, deplore the Trumpist turn in the GOP, and lament the dearth of promising strategies for reversing it. Alongside the options they’re considering, I’d add one more: uniting behind Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, the GOP rising star who can boast both conventional political achievements and credibility on the Trumpist right......
     
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    If you're a never-Trumper, you should be a never-DeSantis. He's just a Trump wannabe without the clown makeup. Just as with Trump, it's all about him: everything he does is motivated by furthering his interests, not the people he's supposedly representing. Unless your only reason for opposing Trump is the clown makeup and combover.
     
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    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Here's the thing...the DNC has won 7 out of the last 8 elections (popular vote wise). And it's pretty agreeable that a big reason why Hillary lost the ECV is because she ran such a shitty campaign.

    Run a decent campaign and they should be able to beat Traffic Cone of Treason or Death Santa.

    The country is turning more moderate/progressive than the other choice. It's just that the other choice is loud and obnoxious, and is refusing to accept that their way isn't as popular or going to be in charge much longer.
     
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    DeathSantis
     
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    The vast majority of the GOP cannot be trusted to uphold democracy and protect constitutional and civil rights. the few that do have been blacklisted by republican leadership. No one should trust the GOP to uphold truth accountability and justice. The GOP would like to turn the US into pre Mandela South Africa. Fuck DeSantis Don’t waste your vote on him
     
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    His Jan 6th caper was the capper for me.
     
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    I actually find Trump slightly less evil than DeSantis.
    Trump does awful things because that's his nature, he doesn't have any ability to think of anyone besides himself.
    DeSantis understands that awful things are awful things, knows people will be hurt, but does them anyway if he thinks there is even a tiny benefit to himself.

    barfo
     
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    More on DeSantis

     
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    I'm sold!

    DeSantis for President of Florida!
     
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    Listening to Ben Shapiro and DeSantis? I’d rather stick a needle in my ear
     
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    Say what you'd like. The interview was solid.
     
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    Impossible
     
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    DeathSanris has focused almost entirely on stopping Covid prevention and keeping schools from teaching anything that might make white people uncomfortable.
    But I guess Larry Elder and Herschel Walker didn't pan out.
     
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    @ABM - why is it NOW that you would not vote for him?
     
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    When it comes down to it if Trump runs again (guarantee he'll be the GOP candidate), I have no doubt @ABM would vote for him a third time. Twice (voted) deplorable, stopping now is not believable.
     
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    I had related earlier. He had already been wearing thin with me. Jan 6th was the clincher.
     
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    Well that’s good. Too bad 90% of the rest of your party would gladly vote for him again. What does that say about them?
     
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    90% is an overly exaggerated figure, IMO.

    Mark my words, if DeSantis runs, he won't kowtow to the Trump belittlings. There are definitely gonna be some grab-your-popcorn moments.
     
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