Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has not yet entered the 2024 presidential race, but there is plenty of evidence to suggest that his announcement isn’t too far off.
As it stands today, only Donald Trump has entered the 2024 race, making him the presumptive nominee whether the GOP likes it or not. (And there are increasingly divisive opinions on this early in 2023).
DeSantis appears to be the most likely and the most popular potential candidate yet to officially announce, even besting the former President in a number of recent polls.
This week, another clue emerged regarding the possibility of a DeSantis candidacy, as the Sunshine State lawmaker’s tone took a rather presidential turn.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’, R., second-term inauguration speech inspired praise and speculation about a 2024 presidential run Tuesday. DeSantis, who won his re-election bid this past November by a whopping 19.4 percentage points, is seen as a top contender for the White House and an alternative to former President Trump.Trending:
“DeSantis’ Florida inauguration speech sure sounds a lot like the launch of a Presidential campaign,” Tim Young, a conservative commentator, tweeted.
The governor even tried out some bumper sticker-style slogans.
During his second inaugural address, the Republican governor contrasted his record with that of Democrat-run states. He called Florida the “promised land of sanity,” and said the sunshine state is where “woke goes to die.”
Donald Trump has already ramped up his feud with DeSantis during recent months, signaling to the Florida Governor there might be some “unflattering” information in his possession that could see the light of day should he choose to challenge him.