Mostly setting aside his own public scuffles with former President Donald Trump, Fox Nation host Piers Morgan made a strong case for the future of the Republican Party in a new op-ed that shouts, “It’s time to dump The Donald and run with The Ronald.”
While President Joe Biden works at digging the American economy into a hole, sights have strayed beyond the midterm elections, which many expect to be a lock for the Republicans, and a hopeful optimism is brewing that there will be a light at the end of the tunnel that is “Bidenflation” in 2024.
As such, Morgan decided to call his shot with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) whom he said in the New York Post would “destroy beleaguered Joe Biden — or any other Democrat, for that matter — to win the presidency.”
NEW: Why it’s time for Republicans to dump democracy-denying bore Donald Trump & move forward with @RonDeSantisFL to fight the 2024 Election.
He’s younger, fresher & more exciting – and would crush beleaguered Biden.
My New York Post column: https://t.co/3A1fYAd1JG
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 20, 2022
“If you were scripting a perfect Republican presidential candidate, the list of preferred requirements would read something like DeSantis’ resume,” Morgan contended, rattling off the governor’s “stunningly impressive” accomplishments that included graduating from Yale and Harvard Law School with honors, being “awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service” with the United States Navy, and serving as a Special Assistant in the U.S. Attorney’s Office as a federal prosecutor before heading to Congress.
“The once omnipotent GOP beast bestriding the American political world like a paw-crunching King Kong is now seeing his stranglehold over the party ebb away faster than the infamous gorilla tumbled to his demise from the Empire State Building after being shot by US Navy jets,” Morgan said comparing the now 76-year-old Trump to the 43-year-old governor. “And the same foe is proving to be the deadly weapon again now, in the form of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a US Navy war hero who advised SEAL Team commanders in Iraq, and who still serves with the US Navy Reserve.”
The Fox Nation host then lauded the “devoted family man with three young children whose wife Casey showed her own fighting spirit by beating breast cancer” with a few of the major highlights of his career as state executive.
“Ron DeSantis is showing himself to be a formidable and dynamic political operator, whether it’s taking on Disney over LGBT teaching in schools,” Morgan wrote, “keeping Florida open during the covid pandemic — which was lambasted at the time, but the stats have increasingly vindicated his controversial decision with Florida’s death rate lower than states like New York that opted for harsh lockdowns — or waging war on the absurd but dangerous woke cancel culture.”
The op-ed also presented Trump’s own sterling endorsement of DeSantis during his initial campaign for governor in 2017. At the time the president tweeted, “Ron DeSantis is a brilliant young leader, Yale and then Harvard Law, who would make a GREAT Governor of Florida. He loves our Country and is a true FIGHTER!”
Trump has not shied from his endorsement of DeSantis and has proudly credited himself as a major factor in the governor’s successful election. On Monday, the president spoke with Eric Bolling on Newsmax TV and said he was “very responsible” for getting DeSantis elected. Trump also displayed his signature confidence regarding how a head-to-head matchup would go between the titans of the GOP, simply offering, “I think I would win.”
For Morgan, the “younger, fresher, and more exciting” DeSantis remains the safe bet as he concluded, “The game’s up for The Donald, who opened his political career STRONG but who’s now ‘died.’ It’s time Republicans put their faith in The Ronald.”
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