The race for the 2024 GOP Presidential nomination is under way.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ political future remains a question.
And Ron DeSantis took everyone by surprise when he said two words about running for President.
Former President Donald Trump kicked off the 2024 Presidential election cycle by announcing another run during a speech at his home in Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday.
Trump became the first major candidate to officially launch their Presidential campaign.
Speculation about Florida Governor Ron DeSantis running for President is growing after a wildly successful first term.
Some conservatives and major GOP donors are urging DeSantis to throw his hat in the ring for 2024.
A Super PAC unaffiliated with DeSantis called “Ron to the Rescue” is already running ads in Iowa, the first state on the 2024 Republican Presidential Primary calendar.
A Primary between Trump and DeSantis would pit the two most popular Republican politicians against each other and potentially create a GOP civil war.
“Do you feel that a civil war might be brewing in the GOP with people having to choose between you and Donald Trump?” a reporter asked DeSantis.
DeSantis pumped the brakes on a potential GOP civil war and Presidential bid by telling the reporter to “chill out.”
“We just finished this election, OK?” DeSantis said. “People just need to chill out a little bit on some of this stuff.”
“I mean, seriously, we just ran an election,” DeSantis added.
After Trump appeared to take some shots at DeSantis on his social media platform Truth Social, the Florida Governor took the high road.
DeSantis turned his attention to the last race of the Midterm elections, the December Senate runoff election in Georgia between incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock and his Republican challenger Herschel Walker.
“We have this Georgia runoff coming, which is very important for Republicans to win that Georgia runoff,” DeSantis said.
A win by Walker in the Georgia Senate runoff would keep the Upper Chamber at a 50-50 split between the two parties.
“I mean, I know around the country, Florida was kind of the biggest bright spot,” DeSantis continued. “It was not so bright in many other parts of the country. It was a substandard performance given the dynamics that are at play.”
While the expected Red wave never materialized, Florida was hit with a Red tsunami on Election Day.
DeSantis rolled to a nearly 20-point victory over his Democrat challenger and Republicans dominated up and down the ticket.
“But I think what people like me who have been given the opportunity to continue is — OK, let’s do something with that,” DeSantis said. “And the reason why we want historic victory is, at the end of the day, we led, we delivered, and we had your back when you needed us. That is why we won big.”
A potential Presidential bid by Ron DeSantis will loom large over the GOP Primary until the Florida Governor makes a decision.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.