RINO Paul Ryan Wants Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to Run for President in 2024
Former House Speaker Paul Ryan, one of the most infamous Congressional RINOs in recent memory, wants Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as the Republican presidential candidate in 2024.
NEW: The GOP 2024 nominee will be "someone other than Donald Trump," said former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan at a closed conference in New York Wednesday afternoon.
According to a recording of his talk, he named DeSantis, Youngkin, and Tim Scott as his three favorites.
— Bradley Saacks (@SaacksAttack) October 11, 2022
Ryan remarked that DeSantis’ tough talk against Disney was “really good for him, from a political perspective,” and that the American Conservative Union is adopting more aggressive posturing against “woke corporations like Walmart” in the years to come.
Other prominent Never Trumpers, neocons and RINOs have suggested that they would be fine with a DeSantis presidential nomination as well:
Others disagree, but in my opinion, a DeSantis GOP nomination in 2024 represented a much better outcome for the whole country than a Trump return. Maybe you don't like DeSantis's manner or record, but he's a recognizably normal US politician. If defeated, he'd go peacefully. 9/x
— David Frum (@davidfrum) August 15, 2022
Can’t wait to watch Biden and DeSantis in a presidential debate. https://t.co/paBF0naP0y
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) August 4, 2021
DeSantis should run. So should Pence, Pompeo, Haley, Cotton, Tim Scott, Sununu, Hogan, etc. Credible Republicans with governing experience should challenge Trump. There’s zero reason to nominate Trump again when R’s have a bench & Biden is polling in the 30s. https://t.co/lAWxtq9MjD
— Alyssa Farah Griffin (@Alyssafarah) January 17, 2022
Big League Politics has reported on how much of DeSantis’ populist posturing has resulted in little actual success in Florida as the courts overturn his proposed reforms:
“Key provisions of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ legislation against wokeness in the workplace have been struck down by a federal court.
Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker blocked the “Stop WOKE Act,” claiming that institutional anti-white racism in the workplace is protected by the 1st Amendment.
“If Florida truly believes we live in a post-racial society, then let it make its case,” Walker wrote. “But it cannot win the argument by muzzling its opponents. Because, without justification, the [law] attacks ideas, not conduct, Plaintiffs are substantially likely to succeed on the merits of this lawsuit.”
The law had banned the teaching of critical race theory in the workplace. It banned any teachings or trainings indicating that any “individual, by virtue of his or her race, color, sex, or national origin, bears personal responsibility for and must feel guilt, anguish, or other forms of psychological distress because of actions, in which the individual played no part, committed in the past by other members of the same race, color, sex, or national origin.”
Even though the Never Trumpers are demanding for DeSantis to be the 2024 Republican presidential nominee instead of Trump, there does not seem to be much support for this notion among the grassroots America First base.
Poll after poll has shown Trump crushing DeSantis in terms of nationwide support from Republican voters:
2024 Republican Primary poll:
Donald Trump – 53%
Ron DeSantis – 23%
Mike Pence – 7%
Ted Cruz – 3%
Nikki Haley – 2%
Mitt Romney – 2%
Liz Cheney – 2%
Politico / Morning Consult / 07/15-17https://t.co/2G7LpoFXgr
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) July 20, 2022
2024 National Republican Primary Poll:
T. Scott 1%
R. Scott 0%
TIPP Insights ~ 534 RV ~ 9/7-9/9https://t.co/bw0gE7adqe
— PollTracker (@PollTrackerUSA) October 3, 2022
DeSantis must be prudent and not allow Never Trumpers and other interlopers get into his ear and convince him to run for the presidency. His time will come, but Trump has to avenge the stolen election and demonstrate the art of the political comeback in 2024.