My VIP for this week is Ron DeSantis, the Governor of Florida. DeSantis may be the most popular Republican politician in America – second only to Donald Trump. There are approximately 22 million people living in Florida, and people are moving to Florida because they see the good government of Governor DeSantis.
When the coronavirus from China came to the United States, DeSantis and his administration looked at the data. They quickly recognized that the elderly residents were the most vulnerable. They shut down nursing homes and isolated the elderly and their caretakers. The number of elderly people in Florida are nearly the same as those in New York. Yet, the death rates are hugely different.
Governor DeSantis kept Florida open, even though residents began to shut their businesses. DeSantis encouraged them to stay open, and he encouraged the schools to stay open. The schools have been open for the past year, while schools in other states have been closed most of the time.
The state departments recognized that revenue would be down and cut as many expenses as possible. Florida came through the pandemic/economic disaster with excess funds.
When other states were condoning riots, DeSantis called the National Guard and told them to be prepared to step in. Word went out that rioters would be arrested, and Florida stayed peaceful.
Florida was prepared for the 2020 presidential election. The state had rules in place that would keep the election fair and free. The election results for Florida were available by 11:00 on election night – unlike states that have fewer residents.
DeSantis is a leader, and the environment in Florida is prospering under his leadership. The Leftists are always criticizing DeSantis and Florida, but their criticism falls on deaf ears. People are flocking to Florida from Democrat-led states because they are tired of the tyranny and leadership disasters.
DeSantis’s name has been mentioned repeatedly as a potential candidate for President of the United States. He has a different type of personality than Trump, but he is a fighter too. I watched one of his press meetings. He told the reporters, “You can whiz on my leg, but do not try to tell me that it is raining.” He is smart, conservative, hardworking, and good-looking.
I would not be surprised to see him on the 2024 Republican presidential ticket – either as vice president to Trump or as the President. This is probably the reason why Democrats and leftists are already trying to destroy him.