Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis laughed off the criticism he received this week from a few of his critics that are heavily aligned with his political rivals who say that he doesn’t have enough personality to become the next president while conducting an interview with Piers Morgan on Fox Nation. Yeah, because “personality” should be first on the list of requirements to be the commander-in-chief instead of getting things done and not causing a new controversy every other day, right?
“One of the other criticisms that is used against you about your personality, probably because some people don’t know you very well, because those who do, who I’ve spoken to, tell a different story,” Morgan stated during the interview. “But you’re being depicted in some of the national media as very intense, quite boring, charisma devoid.”
Morgan then said that one critic who reviewed the governor’s book stated that DeSantis “would launch any charm offensive unarmed.”
“Well, I appreciate the knocks on the book, it’s the number one book in America far and away,” DeSantis replied after a quick laugh. “I’ve sold more than any non-president in the history of the country in terms of the first week, so we’ve been doing pretty good, a lot of people like it.”
The Florida Republican then took an opportunity to address the criticism from some of his political opponents, going on to say they are angry that he doesn’t focus on being in all of the social clubs that the elites operate, choosing instead to focus on doing his job and then going home to be with his family.
“So here’s the thing, I think these are people who are in the political class, journalist class, politicians in, like, D.C. in particular, they get mad I don’t do the cocktail parties,” DeSantis stated during the interview with Morgan. “I don’t like rubbing elbows with other people. I like doing my job and then spending time with my family. That’s just what I do.”
“A lot of the people that are criticizing, you know, they would say, ‘Oh, he doesn’t do well with donors. He doesn’t glad hand with them,’” he continued. “And yet I raise more money than any non-presidential candidate in the history of America! Are you kidding me?”
“So we tend to do well, but I do think that, you know, I deal better with regular people than I do with some of the people in the political class, and I think that has been true for the entire time I’ve been around,” the Florida governor said.
RON DESANTIS: "They would say, 'Oh, he doesn't do well with donors.' […] And yet I raise more money than any nonpresidential candidate in the history of America. Are you kidding me? […] I deal better with regular people." pic.twitter.com/VoPegI9aYR
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) March 23, 2023
I don’t really care whether or not he’s charming. As a leader, what should matter is whether or not he is clearly articulating what he believes instead of delivering word salads where he tap dances around every question, and then stands on those principles and takes appropriate action to preserve the liberty of those he is supposed to be serving. It’s really that simple.
Trump blew open the door by actually doing what he said he was going to do, which should not be a mind-blowing concept, but when it comes to politics it is. If a person does that all that, well, that’s someone worth having as a leader.
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