While Democrats may be celebrating the less-than-stellar Republican wins in the midterm elections, according to Charlamagne Tha God, there is no one in the party that can pose a serious challenge to either former President Donald Trump or Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who led his state to the only true “red wave” in the nation.
For his part, Trump has made his 2024 intentions clear, having teased a prime-time announcement scheduled for Tuesday evening, during which many believe he will make his third run for the White House official.
On Saturday’s episode of Comedy Central’s “Hell of a Week,” Charlamagne sounded the alarm bells.
“We know in 2024, it’s gonna be DeSantis or Trump,” he stated, “but I think what should scare people is that the Democrats don’t got nobody.”
A guest on the panel, Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) disagreed and attempted to float a few ideas.
“I think we have a long bench. So we have Elizabeth Warren, who’s a possibility —” he offered.
“Come on,” Charlamagne retorted.
Bowman then suggested fellow New Yorker, progressive Squad leader, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
It’s a name that, as American Wire reported, Fox News’s Jesse Watters considered back in August, amid rumors that AOC had her opportunistic eyes on the White House.
“With age comes wisdom, and she’s pretty young,” Watters said at the time. “That’s my nice way of saying that she’s not very smart.”
If she truly wants to win, Watters argued, she’d have to make some serious — and highly unlikely — lifestyle changes.
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“First, she has to get married,” he declared, referring to the lawmaker’s recent engagement announcement. “She has to plan a wedding. You want to plan a wedding and run for president at the same time? Then her husband would have to do it, and the wedding would stink.”
“And then you have to get pregnant,” Watters stated.
“You get married. Then you get pregnant, and then, once you have the baby, you have a family– the media loves it,” he pointed out. “They eat it up.”
Finally, Watters said, AOC would have to run for and win a seat in the Senate.
“She runs for Senate in New York and gets to meet the big-time donors. You get in the Senate and then you are a force to be reckoned with at the hearings,” he explained. “And then she runs for president.”
Noting former President Barack Obama’s ascent to the Oval Office, Watters stated, “That’s the way to do it.”
Back on Comedy Central, Charlamagne wasn’t convinced voters would go for it.
“You think America is ready to vote for a progressive like that?” Charlamagne asked after confirming that the former bartender is, indeed, old enough to run.
On this point, Bowman made an observation that is sure to chill conservatives’ blood.
“The largest growing voting block in the country are millennials and Gen Z,” he replied. “That’s her base, that’s her generation, she could absolutely get it done.”
He then suggested that he could stand up to the dynamic Floridians.
Charlamagne shut him down as gently as possible.
“I mean this respectfully,” he said, “I ain’t hearing nobody that can beat DeSantis and Trump.”
Interestingly, the one name everyone has thus far assumed would be the Democrats’ top choice was equally dismissed in the exchange: California Governor Gavin Newsom.
“He’s kind of like a Crist in terms of cute whites,” comedian Neal Brennan said, referring to DeSantis’s defeated opponent, Democrat Charlie Crist.
In response, Charlamagne simply laughed.
Without question, Newsom seemed eager for a showdown, at least with DeSantis.
As BizPac Review previously reported, Newsom’s re-election campaign doled out roughly $105,000 on cable television ads in Florida ahead of the Fourth of July weekend in an attempt to smear the wildly popular governor.
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With Alpha aplomb, DeSantis’s campaign responded by selling mugs on its website that read, “I [heart] CA but I wish my governor was Ron DeSantis.”
“Gavin Newsom might as well light a pile of cash on fire,” DeSantis’s campaign spokesperson, Dave Abrams, said at the time. “Pass the popcorn for his desperate attempt to win back the California refugees who fled the hellhole he created in his state to come to Florida.”
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