The former federal prosecutor and Congressman Ronald Dion DeSantis is gaining popularity all over the United States. His anti-bureaucratic handling of the corona pandemic in his own Florida has made him tremendously endorsed, also by Democrats across other states. As the youngest governor of a U.S. state, the 42-year-old has a thriving career. His close affiliations with former President Donald Trump have made him somewhat controversial in the eyes of Democrats. However, The Golden Investor dubs Ron DeSantis as the prime candidate for the 2024 presidential elections.
Donald Trump And Ron DeSantis Have An Erratic Relationship
In 2018 Donald Trump helped DeSantis gain the seat as governor of Florida. Last year in the run-up towards the elections tensions between the two popular Republicans rose as DeSantis allegedly did not do enough to endorse Donald Trump, while he did owe him some political debt. However, this week Donald Trump announced that he would seriously consider Ron DeSantis as running-mate in the 2024 elections. The Golden Investor thinks Ron DeSantis would have a better chance at winning the 2024 elections by himself, as Donald Trump is unlikely to ever win the swing-states again after his unstable behavior after the 2020 elections. Polls show that Ron DeSantis is also extremely popular among Democrats which makes him an extremely valuable asset for the Republicans.
Protective Legislation Against CCP Infiltration
This Monday Ron DeSantis signed two more bills targeting Chinese Communist party influence in the United States. He criminalized trafficking in trade secrets, something that Chinese have been notorious for. In the last decades China has infiltrated in the United States and actively tried to outsource secret information out of the United States. Companies more and more struggle as insiders get bribed to spill sensitive and lucrative intelligence towards Chinese businessmen. Patent protection is not guaranteed as the Chinese state actively endorses their citizens to gain as much information in foreign nations at the benefit of their own nation. These practices cannot be characterized as knowledge spillovers anymore, as it is directly undermining R&D investment in the United States. Institutional rights for protection of intellectual property are essential for a functioning capitalistic state. The second bill aims to prevent foreign influence in America’s higher education system. The bill ensures a strict screening of foreign researchers to avoid espionage and requires state agencies to disclose certain donations from countries that are known for their infiltration efforts like China, Russia and Iran among others.
DeSantis Is Not Afraid For Controversy
At the end of May DeSantis signed a bill banning biological men from competing in women’s sports in the state of Florida as more transgenders compete in sports with a biological advantage leading to unfair competitions even if they are on hormones. A five-time national track champion has spoken out to the media as she was disappointed about the NCAA’s handling of the issue. As biological males increasingly take podium spots in female competitions the call for change increased. Around 62% of respondents in a Gallup poll said trans athletes should only be allowed to play on teams that match their gender assigned at birth rather than their gender identity, showing the major support for this new legislation, as Florida is the 8th state to implement this kind of law. DeSantis added that it’s not a message to anything other than saying Florida is going to protect fairness in women’s sports. With this kind of legislation DeSantis has found a way to please his conservative followers, but still finding majority support for his actions as Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympian track star, endorsed the bill.
Big Actions Against Big Tech
Another bill signed by DeSantis would allow individuals to sue social media platforms if they are “unfairly censored” and penalize Big Tech companies that de-platform political candidates in the state. In an effort to protect politicians and individuals against the increasing influence of big technological companies who aim to unfairly disseminate the dominant ideology in Silicon Valley, suppressing alternative ideas. DeSantis acknowledged that the bill could benefit Trump, but was much more than that as it ensures the political freedom of all candidates. He also pointed to the fact that Twitter banned Trump for his actions, but meanwhile let Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei tweet antisemitic slurs against Jews around the clock. The new law imposes a fine of $250,000 per day when a company de-platforms a statewide candidate and $25,000 per day when a company de-platforms a local candidate. If the bill will survive remains questionable as more critics say the bill is unconstitutional in its origin.
Ron “Deathsantis” Emerged As Great Leader Out Of The Covid-Crisis
DeSantis was one of the only governors who found the right balance between lockdown burdens and managing the healthcrisis. His emphasis on keeping schools and businesses open as much as possible has gained much attention as Democrats mockingly named him “DeathSantis” warning for a potential immense third wave. However, no such thing happened, meanwhile the state of Florida saw cases decline further and even found room to open up even more. According to the CDC excess deaths were at 21 percent nationwide for 2020. Florida saw a 15.5 percent rate of excess deaths for the same period, meanwhile California’s excess death rate was also 15 percent, despite much more invasive restrictions by its governor Gavin Newsom.
Desantis Is Already Facing Ungrounded Backlash
In the meantime, Ron DeSantis effectively debunked a smear campaign as 60 Minutes linked a donation of $100,000 by Publix to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ 2022 reelection campaign to a state contract with Publix. Publix , a grocery store, got this state contract to administer vaccines, but 60 Minutes framed it like it was some kind of political favor in return for the donation. However, the outlet’s producers were intentionally spreading false information as the producers knew that the county, not the governor, had been the one to request the Publix partnership. These kind of media attacks are common in the United States as media outlets tend to be extremely partisan and not independent at all. Within these toxic circumstances Ron Desantis effectively continues to pursue his own political agenda.
Ron Desantis Is Ready For The 2024 Elections
Governor Ron DeSantis’ popularity is incredibly high among southern Republicans, while also more and more Democrats like the fresh attitude of the Sunshine State’s governor. His young age makes him less retained to the political game and much more open to alternative approaches as he does not have to return much favors apart from Donald Trump. However, he has shown great independence in his actions making him the ultimate candidate for the 2024 election as the political field is eagerly looking for refreshment while baby-boomer Biden is aging towards his eighties. DeSantis’ independent behavior could make him the ultimate candidate for the 2024 elections as he is already the most popular Republican candidate. However, there is still a long way to go and DeSantis might make some rookie mistakes along the way. Time will tell whether this young gun will become the second youngest elected President of the United States of America or whether his popularity will fade to the background.