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DeSantis Creates “Blueprint” for Florida and Presidential Run 

DeSantis Creates “Blueprint” for Florida and Presidential Run 

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s recently released “Blueprint for Freedom” for Florida looks more like a foundation for a run for the White House!

DeSantis rocketed to Republican stardom thanks to his high-profile battles with the Biden administration, the millions he raised from donors, his policies in Florida, and being one of the few bright stars in the Red Wave that didn’t happen in the November midterms.

Right now, he’s the only Republican that polls anywhere close to former President Donald Trump in a hypothetical 2024 nomination race for the White House. 

After handily winning reelection in November, his work in Florida isn’t finished. The next few months of proposing and implementing his agenda are widely viewed in political circles as representative of the issues DeSantis plans to run on if he seeks the GOP nomination.

“I think you have seen that over the last four years when we say we are going to get something done, we get it done,” DeSantis said during a press conference last week.

More specifics about what the governor has called his “Freedom Blueprint” are expected in the weeks ahead, including when DeSantis delivers his State of the State address ahead of Florida’s legislative session that begins in March. In that speech, he’ll formally ask state lawmakers for changes to policy and the budget. 

From cutting taxes to new policies on schools, DeSantis has begun to lay out what  Floridians should expect this year. 

DeSantis has said his proposed tax incentives are inflation-fighting measures to provide relief on items such as high grocery prices.

But some analysts, such as Howard Gleckman at the Tax Policy Center, have warned that tax breaks could actually worsen inflation because people will spend and consume more at a time when supplies are limited. Florida is facing an affordability crisis in part due to the influx of out-of-staters with higher incomes who moved there. 

His policies that also seem designed to appeal to a broader national GOP base include bans on China buying land in Florida, crackdowns on labor unions, continuing his “war” on the “woke” Disney Company, and loosening the Sunshine State’s already quite liberal gun laws. 

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  1. Robert LaBiento

    What a magnificent job, this man has done in Florida! He will be president ,a great one ,some day. However, in this volatile time , I believe that he would serve ,perfectly ,as V.P. to Trump! To have the tandem of Trump/DeSantis ,for four years ,then DeSantis-, for eight, we MAY be able to save the USA!

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    • Raywood Lagneaux

      I agree totally! If I was a Floridian, I would be dissapointed to vote for Ron Desantis for governor and he be elected to turn around and run for president. He needs to continue with his work in Florida and allow Trump to run and win to continue his MAGA program, then Ron can run in 2028 for president. The liberal socialist establishment stole the 2020 election in my opinion.

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      • Joe Gilbertson

        Not sure why you would say that, I live in Florida and voted for DeSantis and I’m not disappointed. He is a good man.

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        • frank stetson

          I think he pretty much explained his opinion. And I agree, he is a good man. However…..

          I think I have noted my pluses n minuses, a big plus is the FL love. Unlike Trump, DeSantis is a believer, a conservative, perhaps gone a bit wild, but these are our times and he has to compete within the party and outside it too. He is focusing on inside the party, I think to his national detriment if he does not pivot towards center a bit and stop the histrionics.

          The question mark I have is what we don’t know with the biggest wild card being the Florida blackout on information. I think his covid results are awful, really bad, but you can’t find them due to the blackout. FL news rarely covers the issue, much less dig in. But, for a time, when I watched FL have the worst case load in America with almost no deaths, I found it hard to believe he cracked the code that 49 other states failed to find. I believe it’s all in the classification of cause of death and I believe he pulled it way back, too far back, and basically lied. Perhaps the others overcounted, ie— would you autopsy a covid death or should you ask that? but not at these levels. I fear this is just tip of the iceberg. And I don’t like lack of transparency, much less a blackout.

          https://climate.law.columbia.edu/content/covid-19-data-misrepresented-florida-governor

          Actually, as of mid 22, there are plenty of reports on how DeSantis cooked the books, rigged the game, and basically killed thousands of Floridians while telling them he has found a better way. If this is consistent behavior, I believe he will face troubles in Independent land securing their critical vote. The other two herds of sheep will not be swayed.

          I had hoped for more, but fear it’s more of the same but in a better package. Polishing a turd, in other words. Sorry, I was rooting for you. I think we need a Reagan.

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          • Chipper

            Please explain why the mainstream media is not pushing back hard on this subject.
            Or do they not have access to the same information you do?

        • frank stetson

          Check this one out, Joe (and Larry, and Tom): wish I could have said it. Forget the publication and source, just saok it in. Quite eloquent and spot on in my book. Yet, and it’s obvious, we all fall into the trap of this idiot savant where everything gets twisted and yet again, he soldiers forth and we feel like: fuck, how could that happen?

          Great piece though and gives Ron pause to consider……

          https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2023/01/why-ron-desantis-wont-or-shouldnt-run-for-president/

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    • Maria Monteagudo

      Ditto my dear! have being saying same for a while! Pay attention Ron De Santis and President Trump, you both together will change the world for the better, implanting again the precious common sense that America taught the world, and millions still want a piece of it!

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    • robert J Petersen

      If Joe runs he will be 82 though it seems the Democrats do not want him. He and Mr. Trump could have a heart attack or some problem come up in the next 2 years. Ron is not saying anything wisely. I no longer can hear anything from the media as being reliable. In the meantime election security must be established or another 2022 election.

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  2. Rick

    Ron is doing an awesome job in FL. No whacky liberal nonsense there.

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    • foxy

      Thank the Good LORD for that.

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  3. an

    DeSantis , Can beat POTUS Donald J. Trump and can surely BEAT Senile , Dementia Ridden , Embarrassment , Fraud and THUG Hidin Joey Biden.

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  4. boopee

    Roma McDaniel needs to be Replaced . McDaniel s is a EMBARRASSMENT to the Republican Party like McConnell , Cheney , Romney and the rest of the China’s in the Republican HOUSE and the SENATE.

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  5. Frank stetson

    Don’t care what the polls say, looks like he leads hands-down in one party, sucks pond water in the other. and will blow it in the third if he stays the course. It’s too polarizing socially.

    But loved in FL and that’s a plus. a strange plus given some of the results. He’s fuckin killing them and they love it. Best blackout at a state level I have ever seen. Worthy of Larry’s Chicago or a Kennedy outing at Chappaquidick.

    However, if he doesn’t pivot off these hard core policies, the silly media stunts, he will have a tough row to hoe rationally.

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    • Roger

      You don’t know shit you stupid prick. Nucking figger

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  6. Frank stetson

    Such hatred roger. Racists are such low achievers. So frustrated, so disenfranchised.

    And he cant even say the word, has yo pretend. So sacred.

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  7. David Dutra

    Voting for Trump, DaSantas or any other Trip PUPPETS ; Biden, Harris or any of their nonsensical followers will only be begging for more of the “MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY” ATTITUDES THAT CONTINUE TO SEPERATE THIS COUNTRY ! THE FIGHTING, BICKERING AND REFUSAL TO NEGOTIATE ON ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING WILL CONTINUE UF WE DON’T VOTE DIFFERENT, BETTER THAN WHAT WE’VE DONE IN THE REVENT PAST !
    WE ALL DESERVE MUCH BETTER , DIFFERENT !!!

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  8. Frank stetson

    I almost totally agree with that. Except Biden is pretty much a mainstream almost centrist Dem and I still believe in that. Just not Biden, too old, or Harris, not good enough. Really pisses me off the lack of mentoring from Biden, I expected more. Absolute power corrupts I guess. Like Washington, I expected a steady hand on the tiller and then a fond farewell to the nation passed warmly to the next generation of Democrats that he endorsed. Sigh

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    • Alex

      That stupid old man ain’t smart enough to mentor anyone. And no mentoring shows the racism of the democrats

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      • Frank stetson

        You’re entitled and appear to be right except for the racism part. It would never have been Harris, ever. She was a penalty box selection. Shouldn’t have dissed him at the debate. Pandering yes, racism, no.

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