Yesterday I wrote about Ron DeSantis’ presidential announcement and how I thought it was going to be a dud. And guess what? It was a dud. You hate to see it.
The Twitter Spaces broadcast was immediately plagued with technical problems, which is weird because Elmo Musque fancies himself a technical genius. It’s even weirder that everything crashed when you see how few people cared to tune in:
It feels like a metaphor, no?
The mishaps didn’t end there. Never Back Down, the super PAC supporting DeSantis, added a military flyover to old footage of DeSantis at a rally:
The campaign website was also not ready for prime time:
Weird. He used to have a normal site with a bio and policies and merch – but he took it down for his announcement. Strategery.
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) May 25, 2023
As of 12:15 p.m. Eastern time, that is still the case. It’s as if
Also, you may remember that Twitter announced it was going to purge inactive accounts, a stupid idea that upset a lot of people. Well, it looks like Elmo did it to help DeSantis (who he said he is not endorsing, wink wink):
At some point in the last day or two, it appears that the Florida governor has dropped the 'FL' from his twitter handle and liberated @RonDeSantis from the Burbank realtor who'd had it since 2009. pic.twitter.com/SqmWayYX01
— Rob Pyers (@rpyers) May 22, 2023
The Burbank realtor died in 2020. Makes you wonder, huh?
Next DeSantis turned up on Tucker Carlson’s old show (his firing is still so incredibly satisfying), with Trey Gowdy in the host chair. DeSantis served up his usual word stew of “WOKE”, “GENDER IDEOLOGY”, blah blah blah it’s so fucking depressing. At least FOX mocked this failure to launch:
In the end, DeSantis as well as Tim Scott and Nikki Haley are all just in it for the grift. The GOP is 100% TFG’s party, and if he isn’t the nominee, none of them will be, either. I guess that’s some small consolation.
Linda’s got this: