Ron DeSantis is perhaps the fastest rising star in the GOP.
No matter Donald Trump’s 2024 decision, DeSantis is showing conservatives how they can win just by standing on principle.
And now America’s Governor is disappointing Democrats and proving that he won’t even be stopped by a natural disaster.
Ron DeSantis vs. Hurricane Ian
Ron DeSantis is running for re-election as Florida’s Governor.
He’s up against Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat, Charlie Crist.
Much to the dismay of Democrats across the country, America’s Governor appears to be cruising to a landslide victory – leading in the RealClearPolitics average by 7.8-points, and the most recent survey, from Mason-Dixon, is showing DeSantis up 11-points.
This is bad news for the Democrat Party – which would love to take DeSantis out before he becomes a player on the national political stage.
With Crist yet again failing to get the job done, Democrats put all their eggs into the Hurricane Ian basket.
They openly hoped for DeSantis to mishandle the Sunshine State’s disaster efforts – and even tried to sabotage the relief efforts.
The Fake News Media released article-after-article questioning if DeSantis was up to the job.
Politico lied about DeSantis’ experience handling hurricanes.
False reports on the number of fatalities were released.
Democrats and their friends in the media needed DeSantis to fail.
“Quite frankly, you have national regime media that . . . wanted to see Tampa (hit), because they thought that would be worse for Florida,” DeSantis said in an interview. “That’s how these people think. They don’t care about the people of this state. They don’t care about the people of this community. They want to use storms and destruction from storms as a way to advance their agenda. And they don’t care what destruction is in their wake. They don’t care about the lives here. If they can use it to pursue their political agenda, they will do it.”
But he didn’t fail.
In fact, it’s quite the opposite.
DeSantis draws a crowd . . . Crist, not so much
DeSantis is actually doing so well following Hurricane Ian, the Governor was even able to draw a massive crowd in a place few thought possible.
At a campaign event on Sunday Governor Ron DeSantis talked about the growing numbers in the GOP registered voter rolls, detailing how it has grown well ahead of Democrats. pic.twitter.com/lgebB7FpBY
— Lie-Able Sources (@LieAbleSources) October 17, 2022
America’s Governor hosted a rally in the traditionally blue stronghold of Broward County in southern Florida.
The event was scheduled for a Wings Plus in Coral Springs.
Official attendance numbers are not yet available.
However, the turnout was so large, DeSantis eventually had to relocate to the parking lot to accommodate the number of people who came to hear him speak.
Charlie Crist campaign stop on Sunday.
Ron DeSantis campaign stop on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/dmu5h1qA38
— Brad Slager: Armageddon A Bit Sick Of All This! (@MartiniShark) October 17, 2022
In the above tweet, you can see a side-by-side comparison of a Crist event versus a DeSantis event.
Unlike DeSantis, who is traversing the state and expanding his electoral map by hitting up Democrat strongholds, Crist is sticking to favorable fighting grounds – and still can’t draw a crowd.
Along with touching on his usual topics like parental choice, immigration, and fighting crime, DeSantis spoke about all the work that is being done in the recovery from Hurricane Ian.