Well, well, well, it looks like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is grasping at straws as his presidential campaign continues to struggle! The campaign announced on Tuesday that they had given the boot to their campaign manager, Generra Peck. Ouch! Talk about a sinking ship. But fear not, fellow conservatives, they quickly replaced Peck with James Uthmeier, who previously served as DeSantis’ chief of staff during his gubernatorial reign.
JUST IN: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) presidential team said that it had replaced its campaign manager, marking the biggest shakeup yet for a candidate that has so far struggled to gain momentum in the polls. https://t.co/Av7luoImwq
— The Hill (@thehill) August 8, 2023
Now, I don’t know about you, but it seems a little desperate to fire your campaign manager when you’re already floundering in the polls. But hey, DeSantis and his team must think they’re making a genius move here. They claim Uthmeier is a top advisor who will work closely with Peck to ensure victory in the primaries. Good luck with that!
But that’s not all, folks! The DeSantis campaign also decided to bring in David Polyansky, who used to be chief of staff for none other than Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Let’s just say Cruz’s presidential campaign didn’t exactly pan out like he had hoped. Maybe Polyansky will bring some of that magic to DeSantis? Or maybe not.
Now, let’s talk about the real issue here. DeSantis is falling behind in the polls faster than a lead balloon. According to Real Clear Politics, he’s only got the support of a measly 15.7% of voters, while former President Trump is sitting pretty with 53.7% support. Yikes! It’s clear that DeSantis just can’t compete with Trump’s overwhelming popularity among conservatives.
It’s no wonder the DeSantis campaign has had to lay off staff not once, but twice. They even sent out a memo to their backers, promising a “reset” and vowing to make “constant improvements.” But let’s be honest, folks, no amount of shuffling around campaign staff is going to fix the sinking ship that is the DeSantis campaign.
But wait, there’s more! Republican strategist and former Trump adviser Roger Stone predicts that DeSantis will be completely out of money by October 1st. That’s right, folks, the money is running dry for DeSantis. And without cash, how is he supposed to compete with the big boys in the race? It’s clear that DeSantis’ chances are dwindling faster than his campaign funds.
So, my fellow conservatives, let’s face the hard truth. DeSantis just doesn’t have what it takes to go head-to-head with the likes of Trump. It’s time for him to pack up his campaign and bow out gracefully. There’s no shame in admitting defeat, but it’s time for DeSantis to recognize that he’s simply not cut out for the big leagues. Maybe next time, Ron. Maybe next time.