by Sharon Rondeau
(Jun. 14, 2022) — On Tuesday morning, we posted an editorial submission from Cherie Zaslawsky titled, “Make America Florida: The Case for DeSantis.”
Zaslawsky’s publishing “home” is NewswithViews, but her uniquely-written and engaging columns are widely disseminated, and she is kind enough to include The Post & Email on her distribution list.
In today’s piece, Zaslowsky made the case that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis should seek the 2024nRepublican nomination for president rather than 45th President of the United States Donald J. Trump.
A recent straw poll favored DeSantis over Trump by three points, while Rasmussen reported in April that Trump was still the favorite over DeSantis. An article published Monday contends that Trump sees DeSantis as an opponent, citing Rolling Stone and anonymous sources. Trump has previously said he did not see DeSantis as challenging him for the 2024 nomination should he seek it, a claim also made a year ago by Trump’s White House Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows.
DeSantis, 43, is running for re-election in November and has been non-committal about any presidential aspirations he might have. Trump, who turned 76 Tuesday, is widely speculated to be planning a third run for the White House.
In a post on his TruthSocial site, Trump contended he is “the only one who can fix our endangered Country.”
However, some believe Trump’s handling of the coronavirus in 2020 disqualifies him.
Trump believes the 2020 election was “stolen” and that there is ample proof of sufficient fraud to demonstrate he was the rightful winner. In further comments Tuesday morning, he eviscerated the “Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol” for ignoring evidence and floated the idea that its “cancellation” of a scheduled public hearing Wednesday stemmed from “a total lack of interest leading to very poor television ratings.”
According to NBC News, Wednesday’s hearing is “postponed” without a reset date as of publication time.
Whether the provisions of the 12th Amendment would preclude Trump and DeSantis from running on the same ticket given that both reside in Florida is as yet an unanswered question.
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