How Ron DeSantis emerged as a 2024 frontrunner 1

How Ron DeSantis emerged as a 2024 frontrunner

 

A recent “60 Minutes” report that detailed Florida’s vaccine rollout and Gov. Ron DeSantis’ role in it, but the network landed in some hot water after several Democratic lawmakers pushed back on its reporting that Publix, a grocery store that had partnered with the state to distribute vaccines, had donated $100,000 to Gov. Ron DeSantis' 2022 reelection campaign. In this latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains how DeSantis is using the “60 Minutes” drama to appeal to his Republican base.

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55 comments

    1. @My Name There’s alot of New Yorkers in these parts…They love it here..I think they watched too many Westerns…No..not everyone walked around with 2 pistols in the Old West…and the saloons were “cantinas”…and there wasn’t whores in every bar…and your president is a racist.

  1. “A politician thinks about the next election ; a statesman of the next generation !”
    That’s what Thomas Jefferson had to say !

    1. @Marty Baldwin Truth is what democrats want you to believe, facts are what actually occurred.

    1. @David Guelette nope ! Best Governor out there ! Only state not living in that Democratic Fear mongering. Everyone of those Dems use race – or fear on another strain virus –

    2. @David Guelette We have to get better then now. This is hurting our Country big time ! Border – that’s a shame , can’t even visit ! Keystone pipeline shut down – our gas is rising daily ! This racial stuff with them is terrible! Every time they speak it’s Black, Brown or something racial. We all live here in the USA we are all the same and want good for all.

    3. @June DiMond I hope we do get better .the country is a mess. The keystone pipeline has nothing to do with gas prices. It’s purpose was to move shale oil from Canada to loisiana to ship to foreign markets mostly China. I agree we need border protection, but we can do that by strengthening the system. Right now we are getting further apart.

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  2. 2:12. Did you see tuckerplucker’s face change (in a matter of 4 seconds, between 60 minutes and “anything against me”) from supposed sincere to a cheeze grin(?)(.) (GTFOH) (TV show)

  3. I feel like this whole de Santos thing is like straight theater. It all goes together waaaaay to well and the 60 minutes mess up is so obvious it’s hard to believe they didnt intentionally mess up.

    1. No……the MSM media is THAT bad. They will lie to you and tell you they are not lying, and if you believe that, they will tell you that you are lying and tell you another lie. I guess you don’t get out much, LMG

    1. I mean, if your options are between a young-ish guy and an old guy who constantly messes up and falls down it’s a no-brainer. At least the young-ish guy is fairly articulate.

  4. Be sober be vigilant because your adversary the devil as a roaring lion walketh about seeking whom he may devour

  5. You could report on the donations he took for personal vaccine access, or remind people of the health official that was arrested for reporting accurate covid numbers.

    1. she wasn’t arrested for “reporting accurate covid numbers”. that was an extremely misleading headline

    1. The media is doing it because they want to convince you to HATE DeSantis and to take the spotlight off of Biden’s gaffes, Cuomo, and their pals at the Lincoln Project who protected a predator of under-aged boys and grifted money.

  6. According to Florida newspapers, DeSantis gave the vaccine exclusivity, at the beginning, to Publix supermarkets. The segment on 60 Minutes that this video mentioned, with the Democratic official, only covered his particular area. Refer to the Miami Herald and other state newspapers.

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