Ron DeSantis’s 2024 Campaign Launch Fail Could Predict What Happens Next

Source: The Daily Beast
by Matt Lewis

“If the medium is the message, the message was a mess. Ron DeSantis’s presidential announcement started with Twitter Spaces going down for 20-plus minutes that felt more like 20-plus years. It only improved moderately from there. … The good news is that Twitter Spaces eventually worked. But we were left with DeSantis, whose opening remarks sounded like he was reading a bad script. Much of what he had to say was trite, although the line about ‘the woke mind virus’ (which he would later repeat on Fox News) was both weird and memorable. For those hoping DeSantis would finally take the fight to Donald Trump, DeSantis continued his trend of not mentioning or confronting his former ally, while occasionally subtly ‘subtweeting’ him, as it were.” (05/25/23)