Bully boy Florida Gov Ron DeSantis tries to bully Charlie Crist in his debate. It didnt work. Crist took him to task:
Crist responds by pointing how out Desantis likes to call people names and bully people, like when he yelled at little kids to take their masks off at a press conference.
It’s clear that DeSantis wouldn’t be able to light his candle or find his mojo if he had to take on Trump. Mark this debate as over, winner Charlie Crist.
- ‘You’re running for governor,’ Crist said. ‘And I have a question for you. … Why don’t you look at the eyes of the people of Florida you will serve all four years?’
- ‘I just want to make things very, very clear. The only worn-out old donkey I’m looking to put out to pasture is Charlie Crist’
- DeSantis is favored to win re-election by eight points, according to FiveThirtyEight
Throughout the debate Crist repeatedly pressed the governor on his political ambitions and whether he’d spend all four years of his term in the governor’s mansion.
‘You’re running for governor,’ Crist said. ‘And I have a question for you. … Why don’t you look at the eyes of the people of Florida you will serve all four years?’
Following a moment of awkward silence, DeSantis responded, ‘Is it my time?’
Crist said, ‘It’s a fair question, he won’t tell you.’
Desantis responded: ‘Well, listen, I know Charlie is interested in talking about Joe Biden and 2024, but I just want to make things very, very clear. The only worn-out old donkey I’m looking to put out to pasture is Charlie Crist.’
The exchange came after back-and-forths on Florida’s economy, real estate markets and inflation. DeSantis at times tried to connect Crist to Biden’s energy policies.
DeSantis is favored to win re-election by eight points, according to FiveThirtyEight.
DeSantis’s rise to stardom began as he refused to follow public health guidance. As of late it has turned into frequent spars with the Biden administration on everything from immigration to gender expression in classrooms.
A Vanity Fair report from last month claimed that DeSantis has told those close to him he thinks Trump is a ‘f***ing moron’ and he would have no problem facing off against him in a primary.
An unnamed Republican source recalled him telling donors, ‘[T]he only way to beat Trump is to attack him head-on. He says he would turn to Trump during a debate and say, “Why didn’t you fire Fauci? You said you would build the wall, but there is no wall. Why is that?”‘
DeSantis’s rise from member of the House of Representatives to governor of the third-largest state is widely credited to Trump’s backing. But today there is no love lost between the two – according to an excerpt from Maggie Haberman’s book ‘Confidence Man’ Trump has called DeSantis fat,’ ‘whiny’ and a ‘phony.’