Between Trump and DeSantis, the true Republican’s choice Is Clear

Between Trump and DeSantis, the true Republican’s choice Is Clear

Florida has a great governor – should we try our luck by betting on him as president?

Op-ed by Memoree Joelle

Now that Donald J. Trump has announced his much-anticipated 2024 presidential run, all eyes are on the Republican primary – and Trump’s presumed showdown with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. While DeSantis has not stated that he intends to run yet, it’s reasonable to speculate that he would very likely throw his hat in the ring considering his popularity and wildly successful re-election in Florida this month.

Governor DeSantis will, in all likelihood, make an excellent presidential candidate one day, and he may even be a great vice president for Trump. But if the choice is between the two men for 2024, Trump is the clear winner. To start with, he has the experience – and I don’t mean run-of-the mill political experience.

Donald Trump was a political outsider and, before he became our 45th president, he was (and still is) a successful businessman and a billionaire. When he came down the escalator on that fateful day back in 2017, he went into battle with establishment politicians who made it clear to the world that they wanted him gone. These cronies – from both parties, although the Democrats and the left did their worst – have worked together with the media to smear and attack the man relentlessly ever since. And they will never let up, because Trump pulled back the curtain to reveal corruption that cannot be unseen. He showed the American people that our elected politicians, who are supposed to be working for us, are doing the exact opposite. He shook DC to its core, even if he didn’t “drain the swamp” – yet.

You don’t have to be the smartest guy in the world to figure out that if an elite and powerful group of people in DC, corporate America, and the media hate someone this much, he must be upsetting the status quo. That’s exactly what drew millions of voters to rally around Trump in the first place.

I acknowledge and respect Ron DeSantis’ military background, and he is an American hero for his service – but in this world, there are different kinds of battles, and I do not think anyone can go up against the career politicians the way Trump can. I don’t even believe anyone else would be willing to. DeSantis, who is still young and fairly new to politics himself, has already garnered support from several establishment RINOs (Republicans In Name Only). He would be like a sheep thrown to the wolves in DC. That is precisely where the kind of experience that Trump has is needed, now more than ever.

Then there is the critical issue of geopolitics and foreign affairs. Trump’s foreign policy and America First plan were like no other, and it’s doubtful to be replicated under anyone else. There were no new wars during his term. He achieved peace in the Middle East and was able to communicate and cool tensions with Kim Jong-Un. He negotiated to free Christians in North Korea and prioritized not only American religious freedom, but religious freedom worldwide. Perhaps most importantly, Trump stood up to China – a country that continues to be our biggest threat.

Finally, the American economy was strong under Trump. After the soaring inflation under Biden, his war on American pipeline jobs and the unconditional aid to Ukraine (which is already supported by only half of Americans, a number that is likely to shrink as it wears on the US economy), we desperately need someone like Trump to turn our economy back around – and I don’t think anyone but him would be able to achieve that.

As governor of Florida, DeSantis has done an extraordinary job securing his state’s rights and security, and we need men and women like him to govern states across America. Good, freedom-loving governors keep states safe from federal overreach, and we need many more of them at this perilous time. That became apparent following Covid and the slew of excessive executive orders that the Biden administration keeps cranking out (along with a never-ending state of “emergency”). DeSantis surely understands protecting states from big government and its significance at this juncture. Is he willing to just as soon abandon Florida for the Oval Office?

For 2024, Republicans don’t want to take a gamble with a great governor who may make a great president. We have suffered under the Biden regime. So no, I do not agree with some of the loud media establishment GOP calling for “fresh blood” to replace Trump. I want a sure thing. With Trump, there may not be a guarantee that he will not say outrageous things. He most likely will continue to ruffle feathers of every kind. And I understand the sentiment some conservatives have about his verbal attacks on DeSantis and others. But these are shallow concerns. Unkind words do not tear a nation down – weak or compromised leaders do that. Trump has proven himself to be far from weak and has shrugged off attempts to compromise him. It helps that he doesn’t need GOP establishment funding.

Regardless of partisan politics, America needs and deserves a president in 2024 who will make the US energy-independent again, secure our southern border, negotiate with world leaders, and keep America out of war. We deserve a tried and tested leader who can push back against the UN and WHO, and other entities that seek to encroach upon our nation’s sovereignty…

We need someone who made America great once before, and can rescue what is currently a sinking ship. I don’t have confidence anyone but Donald Trump can do this. And if we’re extra lucky, we could – just maybe – get Trump/DeSantis 2024.


(TLB) published this article from RT-USA NEWS

About the author: Memoree Joelle is a writer and constitutional conservative living in Los Angeles.

Header featured image (edited) credit: Trump/DeSantis/Brynn Anderson/AP Images

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6 Comments on Between Trump and DeSantis, the true Republican’s choice Is Clear

  1. I agree President Trump is the Right Choice. The World Needs Peace. Make America Great Again.Welcome Present Trump in 2024.

  2. Even people who see Trumps obvious flaws can see that he has been dogged and persecuted non-stop by the deep state. People have lost faith in government and shady outfits like the FBI. I for one would vote for Trump. I think he would clean house if he ever got in again.

  3. Ron DeSantis in my humble objective unbiased non political opinion can be the next John Kennedy who quite possibly can save not only the U S of A but the world when he becomes the leader that mankind truly wants

  4. Trump had his shot in 2020 and blew it. Anyone else with the same policies but better manners would have won in a walk. He is too self-absorbed and egotistical to get over 50% in any future election. My wife, who has never voted for a Democrat for anything in the past, says that she Will Not Vote for Trump again.

    Rave all you want to about his foreign policy, but he doesn’t have a monopoly on good ideas. Mike Pompeo would do just as well or better, and he could advise a President DeSantis as easily as a President Trump.

    For example, it was not a good look when Trump stabbed the Kurds in the back without warning, abandoning them to the tender mercies of the Turks (who were neither tender nor merciful).

    Then there’s the matter of Trump’s incredible stupidity in endorsing Dr. Oz as the Pa. Senate nominee. David McCormick would have defeated Fetterwoman, but he didn’t get the chance on account of Trump’s thumb on the scales. All because Melania liked to watch Dr. Oz on TV, we have lost the Senate.

    Trump is too much about the past. I sympathize with him as to the raw deal he probably got due to some mules, and the one he certainly got when the FBI conspired with Facebook and the rest of the MSM and big tech to suppress the truth about the Hunter Biden laptop and its documents in October 2020. However, it won’t win any votes in 2024 to lament over the 2020 election. So Trump needs to graciously cede the field to someone who can actually win in 2024 against the Dem nominee. Trump v Biden would be one thing, but this will be Trump v. a fresh face, one over whom the corporate media will fawn.

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