It’s pretty transparent that the Left (which includes Never Trump conservatives) is doing everything it can to take Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis out of the race so that Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination. They’re certain Joe Biden would beat Trump again — they’re not so sure Biden could beat a governor who won reelection by 19 points and turned his state red.
David Frum writes in The Atlantic that DeSantis’ campaign launch on Twitter Spaces was better before they fixed the sound and people got to hear what DeSantis had to say. The editors at The Atlantic scoured the piece for a pull quote and settled on this:
“DeSantis has rolled over so often for Trump that by now he qualifies for a job with Cirque du Soleil,” writes @davidfrum: https://t.co/yZhLxFqOhm
— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) May 29, 2023
It would have been better for Governor Ron DeSantis if his Twitter Spaces announcement had crashed altogether. As bad as the tech failures were, the really bad part of his presidential launch was the part when the tech worked—and the world could hear a man radically and pathetically unready for national leadership.
DeSantis won the governorship of Florida in 2018 after a campaign in which he proclaimed himself one of Donald Trump’s most zealous and fawning followers. His best-known ad showed him indoctrinating his infant children into the Trump cult: “Then Mr. Trump said, ‘You’re fired.’ I love that part.” That history raised the question: Could DeSantis ever emerge as his own man; could he transition from follower to leader?
Even the liberal The Breakfast Club warned of dismissing DeSantis’ campaign launch as a “glitch.” DeSantis followed up with a Q&A session that showed he’d studied the national policy issues.
Your desperation for Trump is palpable. Your problem is it’s so obvious.
— JWF (@JammieWF) May 29, 2023
Ummm. No pic.twitter.com/jl5IYxofA7
— LK_1111 (@elle_kaye11) May 29, 2023
This seems like a lot of words to say that you’re mad you were not invited.
— Brian Jacobson (@BrianHJacobson) May 29, 2023
Is this supposed to be clever? How much did someone else spend for that ”journalism” degree you purchased?
— Roger Ramjet (@2Hugebrass) May 29, 2023
This isn’t even a good reference. If you’re going for “roll over,” at least say Westminster Dog Show and not Cirque du Soleil. They do tumbles and acrobatics and shit. https://t.co/iqEtbe9Z2V
— Noam Blum 🚡 (@neontaster) May 29, 2023
Desperate for Trump to be the nominee and it shows
— Patrick Leijon (Lay-yawn) (@PatriciusAcutus) May 29, 2023
Trump goes away, so does Frum’s grift. It’s not rocket science why his types are working so hard to boost Trump.
— Hampton Prescott (@hampprescott) May 29, 2023
The Atlantic with Trump: rage clicks and grift dollars from wine-guzzling resist libs
The Atlantic without Trump: Gawker for the Central Park set
— Chris (@chriswithans) May 29, 2023
It’s freaking hilarious how bad you want Trump to be the nominee.
— Mark The Shark (@MRaff57) May 29, 2023
You might as well admit that you want Trump so bad it actually hurts.
— Paul Ash (@Foster52RED) May 29, 2023
— Rusty Kuhl (@HumphreyPT) May 29, 2023
Well this is delusional
— Patrick (@PMC713) May 29, 2023
This was stupid the first time it went up and it’s gotten worse with age.
— Randall Flagg (@FlaggTheRaven) May 29, 2023
Do not underestimate how much David Frum’s paycheck and self-worth is tied to Trump staying relevant. David Frum is absolutely worthless otherwise and has nothing of value to offer anyone if he can’t sell anti-Trump hate to terminally online libs.
— Poliwatch (@poliwatching) May 29, 2023
You are such clowns.
— Jumanji (Ju Ju Binx) (@jg091297) May 29, 2023
If DeSantis rolls over for Trump as easily as Frum suggests, he wouldn’t have declared a primary run against him, would he?
David Frum’s incredibly BAD take blaming Trump supporters for ‘anti-Fauci stuff’ blows UP in his facehttps://t.co/UDDCkVyLuH
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 12, 2022