Within a week since it’s easy won re-election, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has spoken little about his political future.
He didn’t have to. Rumor has it that DeSantis is considering running for president. using momentum gained from his decisive victory in Florida as a springboard for a national campaign.
Donald Trump also pays attention to this.
“I would tell you things about him that won’t be very flattering – I know more about him more than anyone – except, perhaps, his wife, ”Trump said. on Election Day.
Trump daughter-in-law, Lara Trump echoed this sentiment on Monday. “I can tell you that these primaries are getting very dirty and very wet,” she said. “So wouldn’t it be better for him, and I think he knows it, wait until 2028?”
While Trump’s wing of in party wants DeSantis to wait until at least 2028 to announce the White House bid, there’s a simple reason why shouldn’t he – and everything comes down to time.
Politics all about deadlines. As well as history proves it.
When Barack Obama announced what he will run for president less than two years after elected There were a legion of skeptics in the Senate – insisting he didn’t waste his time in to earn right to run.
These skeptics have not gone anywhere. But Obama was not at all embarrassed by the idea that he was too inexperienced. for a national campaign as well as, in fact was something that some voters liked.
Obama realized the timing was right, even though Hillary Clinton was tough favorite to win Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. Time was everything.
On the flip side count of former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. He was heavily courted run for the president in 2012, when Republicans were worried they didn’t have the right candidate. who can beat Obama.
In the end, Christy decided against in race. “Now is not my time,” Christy said. in October 2011 “I have a commitment to New Jersey that I just won’t let go.”
Christy in the end run for the president – in 2016. And it didn’t work out. He fell out after a failed sixth place finish in primary in New Hampshire. Christie then supported Trump and spent the remainder of in campaign obey him, tarnishing his image. Now Christie is trying to reimagine herself as a person who is ready to speak. truth to Trump. But the damage has been done.
Examples of Obama (on positive end) and Christy (on negative end) should guide DeSantis as he makes his decision. Four years is a very long time. Things are changing in politics. Who has momentum now may not have the same momentum in and year is more than four years.
DeSantis is the hottest thing right now. in Republican Party. Do anything other than run for president given that status – even if it means running for office against Trump – might well watch like massive mistake in two years.