The Talk of the Town

Or in this case the country.

Prologue:

First, I need to set the record straight when it comes to my opinion of Governor DeSantis’ political future. I have no doubt that he will one day be president. But (and I know this is selfish) we Floridians need him right where he is. DeSantis still has work to do for the FSF (Free State of Florida), and he needs time to lay the groundwork for his predecessor to carry on after he terms out.

Now for my post:

I’ve heard a lot of back and forth lately about whether or not President Trump will run again in 2024. I think the answer is pretty clear. Barring a complete upset in the 2022 mid-term election, there should be a substantial shift in congress and a surge in conservative values. I don’t think he’d be able to resist.

So, the question isn’t whether or not President Trump will run in 2024, it’s who will be his running mate. Many names are floating around like Kristi Noem, Nikki Haley, Rick Scott, and Kim Reynolds, to name a few. All are quality individuals and represent a vast improvement over our current VP, Kamala Harris. But one name keeps coming to the surface and seems to be a front runner, our very own Governor Ron DeSantis of the Free State of Florida.

DeSantis doing his thing for the Free State of Florida.

Personally, I think a Trump/DeSantis ticket would be a sure win and help ensure a conservative Whitehouse for the next three terms. But there’s a huge BUT. It lies in personalities. While President Trump certainly doesn’t have to worry about being eclipsed by anyone, including Gov. DeSantis, both men standing apart are presidential material. For that reason, I can see President Trump choosing another. Though, if Trump chose DeSantis, I don’t think there would be any doubt about DeSantis’ loyalty. If there were disagreements between the two, DeSantis would pinch his nose, restrain his ego, and do his job to the best of his ability.

However, I can see it from the other side as well. It’s a valid concern. Two overpowering and politically astute personalities in one Whitehouse would be difficult to constrain. One delectable alternative would be a future where reelected President Donald J. Trump, and reelected Governor Ron DeSantis, work closely to restore this great country of ours. Obviously, this would be my preferred scenario, but there is another.

President Donald J. Trump MAGA. He can do it twice.

Overlooked BUS DRIVER PERSPECTIVE:

Far be it from me to suggest that President Trump take political advice from a lowly bus driver in the FSF. Heck, He already won two elections without it so … I won’t give advice. I would like to point out an observation instead. It’s the type of thing only someone in my position would notice.

On the roads of Florida, I see auto tags from all over the country. Most are from the Northeast, a few from the Midwest, and every once in a while, I see an Arizona, Nevada, or California tag. In the past, they all had one thing in common. The people in these cars were on vacation, never to be seen again, only replaced. This commonality was true for years and years.

But a few months ago, I noticed a change. Last week I saw so many California tags that I lost count, and as remarkable as it may sound, I saw two Hawaii tags. You might ask yourself (as I did), why would anyone drive from California, or ship their car all the way from Hawaii, just to vacation in Florida?

The answer is freedom.

These people aren’t on vacation; they’re relocating to the FSF (Free State of Florida). I know this to be true because I keep seeing the same vehicles, week after week. Instead of leaving, they eventually get a FSF tag, and the transformation is complete. My only hope is that they left their toxic-woke-progressive ideology right where it belongs, north of the Florida Georgia Line.

What’s the point of all this? Well, if you consider the substantial increase in those moving to Florida from as far away as California and Hawaii, then you have to consider the vast number of Americans who can’t afford to uproot their families and relocate. They find themselves trapped with no place to go.

If I found myself in that position, regardless of my party affiliation, I would vote for a presidential ticket that not only promises to Make America Great Again; but also has the potential to keep it Great and Free for years to come. Trump/DeSantis in 2024 may not be so farfetched.

PS – And I repeat. Speaking purely as a Free Floridian, we need DeSantis to stay right where he is for one more term. It gives him the time he needs to pave the way for his predecessor, someone who will continue his legacy of conservative governance and stay the course. Then, he can concentrate on his 2028 election following President Trump.

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