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DeSantis’ disastrous presidential ad shows he’s not a serious contender for Trump – Reuters

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced his candidacy for President of the United States in 2024 on Wednesday, drawing immediate criticism from left, right and center. The Anti-Awakening Warrior Twitter space announcementwhich is rightly considered an absolute dud, has been described by major publications like a ” collapse “, “awkward,” and one “fiasco.”

The main issue that most people gave as to why this event was so bad was that it was on the always glitchy Twitter spaces. In fact, if you go back and listen to the recording, it’s so buggy you can’t even hear the governor’s speech. Therefore, it is impossible to reliably share the ad, which is obviously important to get its message across. To be fair, DeSantis also shared a video on his campaign page – but it didn’t go viral to some degree because it wasn’t featured as the official announcement.

The official Twitter event was so laden with technical issues that the hashtag #failuretolaunch made the rounds. People kept hearing insane microphone comments and the whole space was intermittently muted. Elon Musk, who hosted the space, said it was a “good sign,” but most smart people would agree that it shows extraordinary levels of incompetence on the part of the DeSantis campaign and also of Twitter. Eventually, the space was transferred to mega-donor David Sacks’ account due to the 24 or so minutes of non-stop glitches.

As for the announcement itself, a few things stand out. First off, The Governor was on the script the whole time and that’s mostly because no one really showed up for the virtual event. It was mostly a group of his most ardent supporters and no one asked substantive or hard-hitting questions. He was thrown soft balls which gave him no opportunity to flex any idea of ​​intelligence he might possess. For example, he was asked about cryptocurrencies but was not pressed about the elephant in the room – why should anyone vote for him over Donald Trump?

The ad was so bad that the Trump campaign immediately made memes of it. They posted a video depicting a rocket with a Ron DeSantis campaign logo (which bore an uncanny resemblance to that of failed Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush) exploding during liftoff, taunting both Musk and DeSantis in one fell swoop. The team also posted a video on Instagram mocking the ad itself, with apparent AIs/dubs of DeSantis and Musk sharing space with the likes of George Soros, Klaus Schwab, Dick Cheney, the Devil, Adolf Hitler and the FBI.

As someone who absolutely despises Donald Trump, as well as Ron DeSanctimonious as the former president calls him, I have to give Trump credit for completely wiping out his opponent. Politics aside, it must be amazed how “The Donald” once gave his biggest challenger a hilarious nickname and poked fun at everyone under the sun while being receptive to social media trends. I have to admit I actually lost it when the ‘FBI’ said on the fake Twitter space, “Okay, so how are we going to eliminate Trump, guys?”

Trump mocks Republican rival's failed campaign launch

We all know DeSantis is basically Trump’s offspring and they differ very little on politics. The official campaign now carries the tagline it wants “Lead Our Great American Comeback”, which sounds like an uninspired rip-off of “Make America Great Again”, minus the catchy character and recognizable hats. Basically, Trump is trying to portray his adversary as a deep state Trojan horse, or some kind of plant near the “swamp” that Trump promised to drain. And the governor isn’t doing much to push that back — he used an image of a literal swamp creature, an alligator, during a teaser for his presidential bid.

The fundamental communication failures of the DeSantis campaign are a reflection of who he really is – a run-of-the-mill politician with the charisma of stale milk. Some people have actually made the argument that the reason he hasn’t made an announcement live on TV, like Trump has, is because he has no skills. serious relationships. This is obvious if you just watch the man interact with the audience for less than a minute.

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