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  • Writer's pictureDonald V. Watkins

Ron DeSantis: A Pathetic "Has-Been" Presidential Candidate

By: Donald V. Watkins

Copyrighted and Published on January 21, 2024

An Editorial Opinion

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis threw in the towel today (Sunday).  He dropped out of the 2024 presidential race.


DeSantis never had any substance as a Florida governor or presidential candidate.


DeSantis single-handedly turned the beautiful Sunshine state into a 1950s version of Mississippi.


DeSantis declared war on Mickey Mouse.  What political idiot does that?


DeSantis publicly told Black Floridians that the history of their ancestors was of no value to Floridians or anybody else.


DeSantis’ entire campaign focused on "anti-woke" issues like the diehard racists of the 1950s.  DeSantis took pride in being nothing more than a modern-day apostle of racial hatred.


During his two terms as Florida’s governor, DeSantis was never able help homeowners in his state get affordable property insurance.  He never grew the state’s economy.  He didn’t make a dent in improving the quality of the state’s public education systems.


Donald Trump had DeSantis’ number all along.  Trump knew that DeSantis was a small-time punk with the backbone of a jellyfish.


DeSantis' presidential run affirms this truism about most of today’s high-profile politicians: You cannot make chicken salad out of chicken shit, no matter how many PR ingredients you add to the dish.

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Jan 22

Nevertheless, DeSantis threatened to defund school districts and fire teachers if they incorporate black history in the curriculum and teach it.

In my view, DeSantis a polarizing figure after all the deplorable things he's said and done as Governor of Florida believed he could get elected President. Such mindset is contingent on a sense of entitlement based on the fact he's White. Notwithstanding the fact that if he get elected President, it will require at-large voter participation nationally beyond Floridian voters.

Quite frankly, I'm not sure if DeSantis understand why his polling scores were so low, and scored far less than Donald Trump in Iowa's primary. What I'm sure of is consequences will show up when you least likely expect…


Kamar Jones
Kamar Jones
Jan 22
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

The issues he choose lacked any substance.

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