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  1. namlliT noD Member
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    @DonTillman

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  2. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
    Gossamer Cat
    @GossamerCat

    I am truly saddened by this announcement.  I kept hoping he would pick up momentum.  I feel he is a good man and would make a great President.  I am angry at Trump for trying to destroy a good man and not thinking of the future of the Republican party instead of his own ego.  But that is like getting angry at a shark for killing a wonderful human being;  it can’t help being what it is.  Then again, I remember that it took Reagan a few attempts before he came into office.  

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  3. JoelB Member
    JoelB
    @JoelB

    I like what Ron has done in Florida. I think  it has become apparent that he should have waited until 2028 to run for President. It does not appear to be his time right now. I think that it’s time for the rest of the Republican candidates to pull out and pull together against Biden even if they don’t personally like Trump.

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  4. Eustace C. Scrubb Member
    Eustace C. Scrubb
    @EustaceCScrubb

    Living in Washington State, my vote for president will probably be meaningless. But I was hoping to cast it for DeSantis. I won’t cast it for Trump.

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  5. OmegaPaladin Moderator
    OmegaPaladin
    @OmegaPaladin

    Ron is an incredible governor and leader.

    Hopefully, we don’t regret going with Trump again.   This election is critical.  He has to deliver.

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  6. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
    9thDistrictNeighbor
    @9thDistrictNeighbor

    Who will tell him that this is a fake Churchill quote?  It is sometimes attributed to Lincoln as well.

     

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  7. Globalitarian Lower Order Misanthropist Coolidge
    Globalitarian Lower Order Misanthropist
    @Flicker

    Yes, he endorsed Trump and that’s good.  But he spoke like a politician.  “Bold colors”?  What part of the electorate was he speaking to?  And claiming that “no candidate has had more thrown at him”?  He can’t believe that.  And if he does, maybe that’s why he never caught on.

    Best of fortunes to him in the future.

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  8. Front Seat Cat Member
    Front Seat Cat
    @FrontSeatCat

    I just saw the headline – he is supporting Trump – wow!  That’s ok – I’ll keep him as our governor……read his book.  It’s just not his day, but it may come….

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  9. JoelB Member
    JoelB
    @JoelB

    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):
    Then again, I remember that it took Reagan a few attempts before he came into office.  

    Nixon too. You don’t even have to have the star quality of a Reagan. There is still hope.

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  10. ToryWarWriter Coolidge
    ToryWarWriter
    @ToryWarWriter

    Its bad to speak ill of the dead.

    Don  you beat me to it.

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  11. Locke On Member
    Locke On
    @LockeOn

    I hope DeSantis comes back in 2028. I would hate to see him join the collection of solid red governors who couldn’t make it at the national scale: Walker and Daniels, for two.

    So I’m on the Trump train again, it seems. With misgivings, but not within an order of magnitude of those I have about the current regime.

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  12. Globalitarian Lower Order Misanthropist Coolidge
    Globalitarian Lower Order Misanthropist
    @Flicker

    Locke On (View Comment):

    I hope DeSantis comes back in 2028. I would hate to see him join the collection of solid red governors who couldn’t make it at the national scale: Walker and Daniels, for two.

    So I’m on the Trump train again, it seems. With misgivings, but not within an order of magnitude of those I have about the current regime.

    I’m not sure what went not right with Daniels.  I don’t think the politics of it was the problem.

    At the time I heard that he was threatened with publicizing his marital difficulties, and he bowed out for the sake of family privacy and to avoid involving his children with politically motivated harassment.  Pretty much the same kind of thing they actually did with Jack Ryan in 2004.

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  13. David C. Broussard Coolidge
    David C. Broussard
    @Dbroussa

    Locke On (View Comment):

    I hope DeSantis comes back in 2028. I would hate to see him join the collection of solid red governors who couldn’t make it at the national scale: Walker and Daniels, for two.

    So I’m on the Trump train again, it seems. With misgivings, but not within an order of magnitude of those I have about the current regime.

    Or Perry, or Romney (though he at least won the nomination and wasn’t a solid red governor), or Palin (though she was VP), or Huckabee, or the list goes on and on.  I think it is more that we aren’t as fond of electing Governors as we have been prior to the 21st Century.  Perhaps that will change, but I am not sure.  There are reasons that Governors have failed to launch since Bush in ’00…experience is a big one, and by that, I mean national-level experience as well as foreign policy.  Obama was the first Senator to be elected since Kennedy, Trump was a non-politician, and Biden was a Senator and then VP.  

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  14. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    The last Republican drops out of the Republican primary.

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  15. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
    DaveSchmidt
    @DaveSchmidt

    Globalitarian Lower Order Misa… (View Comment):

    Locke On (View Comment):

    I hope DeSantis comes back in 2028. I would hate to see him join the collection of solid red governors who couldn’t make it at the national scale: Walker and Daniels, for two.

    So I’m on the Trump train again, it seems. With misgivings, but not within an order of magnitude of those I have about the current regime.

    I’m not sure what went not right with Daniels. I don’t think the politics of it was the problem.

    At the time I heard that he was threatened with publicizing his marital difficulties, and he bowed out for the sake of family privacy and to avoid involving his children with politically motivated harassment. Pretty much the same kind of thing they actually did with Jack Ryan in 2004.

    Daniels was a reasonably decent governor, but not a great one. Happy he beat his Democrat opponents.  He sold out the social conservatives.  [Perhaps a better word is betray.]  The current governor is Daniels’ personal pick.  A major disappointment.  

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  16. Flapjack Coolidge
    Flapjack
    @Flapjack

    Given the way things are likely to turn out in the primaries, I will for the third cycle in a row have no one to vote for, presidentially-speaking.  Being politically homeless with regard to presidential elections is unfortunate.  (I’d like to put it another way, but the CoC has stunted my creativity at the moment.)

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  17. MWD B612 "Dawg" Inactive
    MWD B612 "Dawg"
    @danok1

    Globalitarian Lower Order Misa… (View Comment):
    And claiming that “no candidate has had more thrown at him”?  He can’t believe that.  And if he does, maybe that’s why he never caught on.

    Amazing that you’ve followed politics this long without noticing the tendency of politicians to speak in hyperbole. Or is this the first campaign you’ve followed?

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  18. Franco 🚫 Banned
    Franco
    @Franco

    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    I am truly saddened by this announcement. I kept hoping he would pick up momentum. I feel he is a good man and would make a great President. I am angry at Trump for trying to destroy a good man and not thinking of the future of the Republican party instead of his own ego. But that is like getting angry at a shark for killing a wonderful human being; it can’t help being what it is. Then again, I remember that it took Reagan a few attempts before he came into office.

    This is a fascinating comment. It assumes so much and ignores so much. The things someone must believe for this to be true are astounding.

    “trying to destroy” oh what did bad boy Trumpy McTrump do to little Ron? Did he criticize him?

    What utter arrogance Trump had for deciding to run again in 2024 after losing a pristine election that wasn’t any kind of anomaly, with absolutely perfect integrity – no misinformation like the Hunter Biden laptop.

    Who is Trumpy McTrump to think that an unprecedented 72 million votes for a Republican candidate means anything at all? What a giant EGO! Why doesn’t he understand that the insiders and the globalists don’t want him, and he should step aside for a guy who has no charisma? A man, who we see now, wasn’t the best at running a campaign, and would have likely been smoked in the general election just like Mitt Romney was.

    Sure, DeSantis had good policy solutions (just like Trump) but no ‘baggage’. It’s not rocket science in this political environment to have policy solutions. I have good policy solutions and I’m unelectable in my town as dogcatcher.  

    The hard part is having a clear message that inspires people.

    The person, or people, you should be angry at are the ones who convinced him to run against a political powerhouse. A political powerhouse that has a strong base, who has unfinished business, got 72 million votes and has a pretty damn good resume after 4 years of service. 

    Somehow it’s ‘ego’ and lack of deference to the esteemed Republican Party that drives Trump here. The Republican Party is to be held sacred. We must win at all costs with the candidate they deem acceptable, and how dare Trump interfere in the primary process trying to get people to vote for him! (even if they themselves identify as Republicans) 

    Ron DeSantis is not and never was “the future of the Republican Party”. He all by himself ruined his political future by miscalculating catastrophically ,running a sloppy and aimless campaign, torn between attacking Trump and trying to court his base and thinking far too much of himself (ego?).

    DeSantis is no Ronald Reagan. He was a good governor of Florida. That’s all so far. 

    I could have saved his donors hundreds of millions of dollars. But I’m glad I didn’t. They deserve this loss too.

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  19. MWD B612 "Dawg" Inactive
    MWD B612 "Dawg"
    @danok1

    Percival (View Comment):

    The last Republican drops out of the Republican primary.

    There’s a reason the GOP has been called “the stupid party” for generations.

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  20. TomRoberts57 Coolidge
    TomRoberts57
    @TomRoberts57

    He was a very good governor of Florida, but then decided to become another bought and paid for puppet of the Jewish lobby.  Tough luck Ron. 

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  21. Franco 🚫 Banned
    Franco
    @Franco

    MWD B612 "Dawg" (View Comment):

    Globalitarian Lower Order Misa… (View Comment):
    And claiming that “no candidate has had more thrown at him”? He can’t believe that. And if he does, maybe that’s why he never caught on.

    Amazing that you’ve followed politics this long without noticing the tendency of politicians to speak in hyperbole. Or is this the first campaign you’ve followed?

    Yes, politicians use hyperbole. But compared to Trump? It’s just patently false. Hyperbole only works with unfalsifiable claims. 

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  22. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Eustace C. Scrubb (View Comment):

    Living in Washington State, my vote for president will probably be meaningless. But I was hoping to cast it for DeSantis. I won’t cast it for Trump.

    So, that’s one vote for Biden that won’t be cancelled out…

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  23. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Flapjack (View Comment):

    Given the way things are likely to turn out in the primaries, I will for the third cycle in a row have no one to vote for, presidentially-speaking. Being politically homeless with regard to presidential elections is unfortunate. (I’d like to put it another way, but the CoC has stunted my creativity at the moment.)

    That’s two votes for Biden that won’t be cancelled out…

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  24. MWD B612 "Dawg" Inactive
    MWD B612 "Dawg"
    @danok1

    TomRoberts57 (View Comment):

    He was a very good governor of Florida, but then decided to become another bought and paid for puppet of the Jewish lobby. Tough luck Ron.

    CoC prevents me from telling you where to go, anti-senite.

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  25. ToryWarWriter Coolidge
    ToryWarWriter
    @ToryWarWriter

    Franco (View Comment):

    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    I am truly saddened by this announcement. I kept hoping he would pick up momentum. I feel he is a good man and would make a great President. I am angry at Trump for trying to destroy a good man and not thinking of the future of the Republican party instead of his own ego. But that is like getting angry at a shark for killing a wonderful human being; it can’t help being what it is. Then again, I remember that it took Reagan a few attempts before he came into office.

    This is a fascinating comment. It assumes so much and ignores so much. The things someone must believe for this to be true are astounding.

    “trying to destroy” oh what did bad boy Trumpy McTrump do to little Ron? Did he criticize him?

    What utter arrogance Trump had for deciding to run again in 2024 after losing a pristine election that wasn’t any kind of anomaly, with absolutely perfect integrity – no misinformation like the Hunter Biden laptop.

    Who is Trumpy McTrump to think that an unprecedented 72 million votes for a Republican candidate means anything at all? What a giant EGO! Why doesn’t he understand that the insiders and the globalists don’t want him, and he should step aside for a guy who has no charisma? A man, who we see now, wasn’t the best at running a campaign, and would have likely been smoked in the general election just like Mitt Romney was.

    Sure, DeSantis had good policy solutions (just like Trump) but no ‘baggage’. It’s not rocket science in this political environment to have policy solutions. I have good policy solutions and I’m unelectable in my town as dogcatcher.

    The hard part is having a clear message that inspires people.

    The person, or people, you should be angry at are the ones who convinced him to run against a political powerhouse. A political powerhouse that has a strong base, who has unfinished business, got 72 million votes and has a pretty damn good resume after 4 years of service.

    Somehow it’s ‘ego’ and lack of deference to the esteemed Republican Party that drives Trump here. The Republican Party is to be held sacred. We must win at all costs with the candidate they deem acceptable, and how dare Trump interfere in the primary process trying to get people to vote for him! (even if they themselves identify as Republicans)

    Ron DeSantis is not and never was “the future of the Republican Party”. He all by himself ruined his political future by miscalculating catastrophically ,running a sloppy and aimless campaign, torn between attacking Trump and trying to court his base and thinking far too much of himself (ego?).

    DeSantis is no Ronald Reagan. He was a good governor of Florida. That’s all so far.

    I could have saved his donors hundreds of millions of dollars. But I’m glad I didn’t. They deserve this loss too.

    My friend Rich and I were watching the video and he kept saying, “Where has this guy been for the last year?!

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  26. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    ToryWarWriter (View Comment):

    Franco (View Comment):

    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    I am truly saddened by this announcement. I kept hoping he would pick up momentum. I feel he is a good man and would make a great President. I am angry at Trump for trying to destroy a good man and not thinking of the future of the Republican party instead of his own ego. But that is like getting angry at a shark for killing a wonderful human being; it can’t help being what it is. Then again, I remember that it took Reagan a few attempts before he came into office.

    This is a fascinating comment. It assumes so much and ignores so much. The things someone must believe for this to be true are astounding.

    “trying to destroy” oh what did bad boy Trumpy McTrump do to little Ron? Did he criticize him?

    What utter arrogance Trump had for deciding to run again in 2024 after losing a pristine election that wasn’t any kind of anomaly, with absolutely perfect integrity – no misinformation like the Hunter Biden laptop.

    Who is Trumpy McTrump to think that an unprecedented 72 million votes for a Republican candidate means anything at all? What a giant EGO! Why doesn’t he understand that the insiders and the globalists don’t want him, and he should step aside for a guy who has no charisma? A man, who we see now, wasn’t the best at running a campaign, and would have likely been smoked in the general election just like Mitt Romney was.

    Sure, DeSantis had good policy solutions (just like Trump) but no ‘baggage’. It’s not rocket science in this political environment to have policy solutions. I have good policy solutions and I’m unelectable in my town as dogcatcher.

    The hard part is having a clear message that inspires people.

    The person, or people, you should be angry at are the ones who convinced him to run against a political powerhouse. A political powerhouse that has a strong base, who has unfinished business, got 72 million votes and has a pretty damn good resume after 4 years of service.

    Somehow it’s ‘ego’ and lack of deference to the esteemed Republican Party that drives Trump here. The Republican Party is to be held sacred. We must win at all costs with the candidate they deem acceptable, and how dare Trump interfere in the primary process trying to get people to vote for him! (even if they themselves identify as Republicans)

    Ron DeSantis is not and never was “the future of the Republican Party”. He all by himself ruined his political future by miscalculating catastrophically ,running a sloppy and aimless campaign, torn between attacking Trump and trying to court his base and thinking far too much of himself (ego?).

    DeSantis is no Ronald Reagan. He was a good governor of Florida. That’s all so far.

    I could have saved his donors hundreds of millions of dollars. But I’m glad I didn’t. They deserve this loss too.

    My friend Rich and I were watching the video and he kept saying, “Where has this guy been for the last year?!

    Maybe when he’s not worried about pleasing donors, he can say what he really thinks and means?

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  27. Flapjack Coolidge
    Flapjack
    @Flapjack

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Flapjack (View Comment):

    Given the way things are likely to turn out in the primaries, I will for the third cycle in a row have no one to vote for, presidentially-speaking. Being politically homeless with regard to presidential elections is unfortunate. (I’d like to put it another way, but the CoC has stunted my creativity at the moment.)

    That’s two votes for Biden that won’t be cancelled out…

    That is one way of looking at it.  One way.

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  28. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Flapjack (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Flapjack (View Comment):

    Given the way things are likely to turn out in the primaries, I will for the third cycle in a row have no one to vote for, presidentially-speaking. Being politically homeless with regard to presidential elections is unfortunate. (I’d like to put it another way, but the CoC has stunted my creativity at the moment.)

    That’s two votes for Biden that won’t be cancelled out…

    That is one way of looking at it. One way.

    Well it’s not as bad as actually voting for Biden, but that’s a pretty low bar.

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  29. Flapjack Coolidge
    Flapjack
    @Flapjack

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Flapjack (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Flapjack (View Comment):

    Given the way things are likely to turn out in the primaries, I will for the third cycle in a row have no one to vote for, presidentially-speaking. Being politically homeless with regard to presidential elections is unfortunate. (I’d like to put it another way, but the CoC has stunted my creativity at the moment.)

    That’s two votes for Biden that won’t be cancelled out…

    That is one way of looking at it. One way.

    Well it’s not as bad as actually voting for Biden, but that’s a pretty low bar.

    Thanks.

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  30. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist
    @WesternChauvinist

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Flapjack (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Flapjack (View Comment):

    Given the way things are likely to turn out in the primaries, I will for the third cycle in a row have no one to vote for, presidentially-speaking. Being politically homeless with regard to presidential elections is unfortunate. (I’d like to put it another way, but the CoC has stunted my creativity at the moment.)

    That’s two votes for Biden that won’t be cancelled out…

    That is one way of looking at it. One way.

    Well it’s not as bad as actually voting for Biden, but that’s a pretty low bar.

    And Democrats tout winning the popular vote every election even though it doesn’t decide the presidential election . . . yet. I’ll vote for any Republican over any Democrat — even John McCain Mitt Romney Niki Haley. Voting for Trump is an easy vote for my values and interests.

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