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If indeed DeSantis makes the announcement, things are about to become very interesting as far as Trump's mudslinging -- and we all know it's going to happen.

Ron DeSantis is on the verge of announcing his presidential bid

The clock is about to begin ticking down on Ron DeSantis’ presidential announcement.

On Monday, the Florida governor’s political operation is set to move into its new base of operations, which will trigger disclosure requirements with federal officials.

The DeSantis political operation is currently housed in downtown Tallahassee, but staffers are set to make a short move to a new downtown location that will serve as a more official campaign home, according to a source familiar with the campaign’s plans, as well as another person knowledgeable about the move.

That move will require the not-yet-filed campaign to spend more than $5,000 and, under Federal Election Commission guidelines, when someone running for federal office spends more than $5,000, they are required to register, file financial reports and designate a principal campaign committee.

Functionally, the office move will require DeSantis to file paperwork with federal election officials within 15 days, thus acknowledging publicly for the first time that he is running for president..................

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/ron-desantis-verge-announcing-presidential-bid-rcna84256
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Re: Ron DeSantis is on the verge of announcing his presidential bid
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2023, 11:55:56 am »
If indeed DeSantis makes the announcement, things are about to become very interesting as far as Trump's mudslinging -- and we all know it's going to happen.

Ron DeSantis is on the verge of announcing his presidential bid

The clock is about to begin ticking down on Ron DeSantis’ presidential announcement.

On Monday, the Florida governor’s political operation is set to move into its new base of operations, which will trigger disclosure requirements with federal officials.

The DeSantis political operation is currently housed in downtown Tallahassee, but staffers are set to make a short move to a new downtown location that will serve as a more official campaign home, according to a source familiar with the campaign’s plans, as well as another person knowledgeable about the move.

That move will require the not-yet-filed campaign to spend more than $5,000 and, under Federal Election Commission guidelines, when someone running for federal office spends more than $5,000, they are required to register, file financial reports and designate a principal campaign committee.

Functionally, the office move will require DeSantis to file paperwork with federal election officials within 15 days, thus acknowledging publicly for the first time that he is running for president..................

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/ron-desantis-verge-announcing-presidential-bid-rcna84256

Is that $5,000 indexed for inflation?  It seems like an awfully low amount these days.

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Re: Ron DeSantis is on the verge of announcing his presidential bid
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2023, 02:39:08 pm »
If indeed DeSantis makes the announcement, things are about to become very interesting as far as Trump's mudslinging -- and we all know it's going to happen.

Friendly reminder @libertybele:  Exposing the actual DeSantis record is not "mudslinging".   happy77

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Re: Ron DeSantis is on the verge of announcing his presidential bid
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2023, 02:59:33 pm »
Friendly reminder @libertybele:  Exposing the actual DeSantis record is not "mudslinging".   happy77

As long as what is being stated is accurate, no, it is not mudslinging.  When inaccurate information and false accusations are made, then yes it is mudslinging @Right_in_Virginia   

As a friendly reminder: Trump saying that Cruz's father helped Kennedy's assassin, that IS mudslinging.  When he makes statements like  "blood coming out of her wherever"  about Megyn Kelly, that's mudslinging and just being plain nasty. The list goes on and on .... Trump created that reputation.  That reputation is what I object to and what may very well destroy his chances of re-election.
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Re: Ron DeSantis is on the verge of announcing his presidential bid
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2023, 03:10:00 pm »

As a friendly reminder: Trump saying that Cruz's father helped Kennedy's assassin, that IS mudslinging.  When he makes statements like  "blood coming out of her wherever"  about Megyn Kelly, that's mudslinging and just being plain nasty.

Why are you so afraid to keep the focus on Trump and DeSantis?

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Re: Ron DeSantis is on the verge of announcing his presidential bid
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2023, 05:25:15 pm »
Should DeSantis run, and I suspect he will, I will give him an ear like I would give any other candidate. I will look at his record and decide on my own. I won’t let Trump or the MAGA  forces tell me what his record is as I am very capable of looking at his record on my own, pros and cons. After all, it was Trump and his MAGA’s that made the claim that George Soros endorsed Ron DeSantis and found a 20 some year old picture of Ron DeSantis surrounded by what appears to be under age girls  drinking without any type of context, claiming he was trying to groom them with no evidence of such, and then one of his MAGAs here demanded to know if the rest of us thought that buying alcohol for underage girls was a Conservative position… Lol. So I am very skeptical of claims made by them when it comes to Ron DeSantis. A lot of them are nothing more than regurgitated and unsubstantiated talking points from Trump’s own TruthSocial

His record in Congress was definitely that of a conservative, especially on the spending. But we’ll see what his official positions will be once he enters the race. I’m not entirely impressed with the Disney stuff or the six week abortion ban, though.

And despite Donald Trump’s claim, Florida is not a failing state under republican leadership. And Ron DeSantis, like any other Republican, has every right to try to run for president in an open, and I stress open, Republican presidential primary, and make his case. I don’t care how anxious it makes Donald Trump.
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Re: Ron DeSantis is on the verge of announcing his presidential bid
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2023, 06:27:55 pm »
Should DeSantis run, and I suspect he will, I will give him an ear like I would give any other candidate. I will look at his record and decide on my own. I won’t let Trump or the MAGA  forces tell me what his record is as I am very capable of looking at his record on my own, pros and cons. After all, it was Trump and his MAGA’s that made the claim that George Soros endorsed Ron DeSantis and found a 20 some year old picture of Ron DeSantis surrounded by what appears to be under age girls  drinking without any type of context, claiming he was trying to groom them with no evidence of such, and then one of his MAGAs here demanded to know if the rest of us thought that buying alcohol for underage girls was a Conservative position… Lol. So I am very skeptical of claims made by them when it comes to Ron DeSantis. A lot of them are nothing more than regurgitated and unsubstantiated talking points from Trump’s own TruthSocial

His record in Congress was definitely that of a conservative, especially on the spending. But we’ll see what his official positions will be once he enters the race. I’m not entirely impressed with the Disney stuff or the six week abortion ban, though.

And despite Donald Trump’s claim, Florida is not a failing state under republican leadership. And Ron DeSantis, like any other Republican, has every right to try to run for president in an open, and I stress open, Republican presidential primary, and make his case. I don’t care how anxious it makes Donald Trump.


With the exception of Trump, I will vote for whoever is the GOP nominee.  He is going to have a tough race if the dem nominee is either Biden or Newsom.
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Re: Ron DeSantis is on the verge of announcing his presidential bid
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2023, 06:30:15 pm »
Although I’m not quite as socially conservative as DeSantis, I have found myself becoming more so than I used to be

I used to think that the Republicans should not engage too deeply in the culture wars and fight on the economic and spending front. I still believe that

However, I have softened that position as what I’ve seen in recent years is very disturbing. By conceding the culture wars, we now have nine month abortions, and we’re fighting a major political party to protect children from dangerous hormonal treatments and permanent surgical procedures. And it was always law to not allow children access to porn, nor have adults providing children pornographic material. Now it’s encouraged.

There’s a whole lot of predators from “To Catch a Predator” that are going to feel robbed
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Re: Ron DeSantis is on the verge of announcing his presidential bid
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2023, 08:19:22 pm »
Should DeSantis run, and I suspect he will, I will give him an ear like I would give any other candidate. I will look at his record and decide on my own.
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His record in Congress was definitely that of a conservative, especially on the spending. But we’ll see what his official positions will be once he enters the race. I’m not entirely impressed with the Disney stuff or the six week abortion ban, though.


I am already willing to push in chips on DeSantis. I have not really researched him, nor will I for a long time - I refuse to let election drama govern my life for the next two years... So my research will happen way closer to decision making time, so it is all fresh in my mind. Otherwise I will pay no more attention to it than I do right here. Whatever comes through TBR is more than enough of that for a long while.

BUT, having done a cursory search, basically his congressional record, news concerning his election to congress, and his record as governor - skipping through the highlights - He is certainly Conservative, certainly TEA, and I know right now, without something unlikely coming to light, I will go all-in on DeSantis.

And happily. I would LOVE to have someone to vote *FOR*. It was nice to be able to back Cruz, having a candidate in the presidential run for the first time in a long time... And DeSantis is that, again... Pretty sure of that already.


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Re: Ron DeSantis is on the verge of announcing his presidential bid
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2023, 08:36:40 pm »
Although I’m not quite as socially conservative as DeSantis, I have found myself becoming more so than I used to be

I used to think that the Republicans should not engage too deeply in the culture wars and fight on the economic and spending front. I still believe that

However, I have softened that position as what I’ve seen in recent years is very disturbing. By conceding the culture wars, we now have nine month abortions, and we’re fighting a major political party to protect children from dangerous hormonal treatments and permanent surgical procedures. And it was always law to not allow children access to porn, nor have adults providing children pornographic material. Now it’s encouraged.

There’s a whole lot of predators from “To Catch a Predator” that are going to feel robbed

Speaking of Conservatism in it's greater form (not politics), studying the principles thereof... One comes to the understanding that those principles are intertwined... Interdependent.

Just like you cannot have fiscal responsibility and small government along with a welfare state, so you'll find, the welfare state becomes less necessary with a culture compliant with social conservatism... Baby daddies and bastard kids, single parent households, alcohol and drug addictions... All these are burgeoning and driving the welfare culture... And all of them are denounced and defended against by the cultural Right.

Reagan was right to offer the Christians a seat at the Conservative table - Not only for the votes - but rather, because the left was fighting a cultural battle more than a political one - Causing culture to become political. The Judeo-Christian ethic was being attacked, and that ethic (not religion) is the root of our cultural norm. Our very understanding of right and wrong. Prior to Reagan, there were no political defenders on the cultural front, because before that time, they were not needed.

That is no slight on Goldwater - Goldwater Conservatives (read  conservative libertarians too, same thing, basically) tend to be Christians. It is more that the cultural norms didn't need defending until Reagan's time... Where it became a necessity.


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Re: Ron DeSantis is on the verge of announcing his presidential bid
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2023, 09:26:14 pm »
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"The governor and his team have had internal conversations acknowledging the need for him to engage in the basics of political courtship: small talk, handshaking, eye contact."

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« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2023, 09:58:19 pm »
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"The governor and his team have had internal conversations acknowledging the need for him to engage in the basics of political courtship: small talk, handshaking, eye contact."

10:13 AM · May 13, 2023

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Re: Ron DeSantis is on the verge of announcing his presidential bid
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2023, 10:03:11 pm »
Why are you so afraid to keep the focus on Trump and DeSantis?

??? I am not afraid of focusing on Trump and DeSantis.  Not in the least.  I was giving examples of Trump's mudslinging in the past because they set a clear example of Trump's reputation as a bully as well as his false accusations; basically he lies about his opponents in order to try to smear them.  Do you think people have forgotten the blatant lies and accusations he tossed at his opponents during '16??? He continues on with that behavior and he will lose. 

Why are Trump and Trumpsters so afraid of DeSantis that they have to start the mudslinging before he's even announced he's running??
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Re: Ron DeSantis is on the verge of announcing his presidential bid
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2023, 10:05:20 pm »
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"The governor and his team have had internal conversations acknowledging the need for him to engage in the basics of political courtship: small talk, handshaking, eye contact."

10:13 AM · May 13, 2023

 *****rollingeyes*****  The good governor doesn't need practice in political courtship -- he's been our governor for awhile now.  So far he's done exceptionally well.
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« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2023, 10:44:20 pm »
??? I am not afraid of focusing on Trump and DeSantis.

Then do it.

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« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2023, 10:49:54 pm »
*****rollingeyes*****  The good governor doesn't need practice in political courtship -- he's been our governor for awhile now.  So far he's done exceptionally well.

Nope.  His mega donors didn't believe the (legendary) reports of what piss poor social skills little Ron has.   The boy is a little "off"

They do now, and want it "fixed".  :laugh:




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« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2023, 10:56:57 pm »
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Re: Ron DeSantis is on the verge of announcing his presidential bid
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2023, 04:13:58 am »
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« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2023, 05:18:49 am »
As long as what is being stated is accurate, no, it is not mudslinging. 

Of course, that goes for talking about Trump as well.

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« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2023, 05:28:06 am »
*****rollingeyes*****  The good governor doesn't need practice in political courtship -- he's been our governor for awhile now.  So far he's done exceptionally well.

He's not as good a schmoozer, nor as glib, as is Trump.  He just isn't.  At the same time, he's smarter, more competent, more mature, and more conservative than Trump, and a much better judge of others as well.

He just can't pull his punches if he's running against Trump.  Trump doesn't play by the 11th Commandment, so neither should Republicans running against him. 

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« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2023, 08:47:12 am »
I just popped in to see how many times RiV posted.
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« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2023, 06:34:40 pm »
I just popped in to see how many times RiV posted.

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« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2023, 06:38:03 pm »
I am already willing to push in chips on DeSantis. I have not really researched him, nor will I for a long time - I refuse to let election drama govern my life for the next two years... So my research will happen way closer to decision making time, so it is all fresh in my mind. Otherwise I will pay no more attention to it than I do right here. Whatever comes through TBR is more than enough of that for a long while.

BUT, having done a cursory search, basically his congressional record, news concerning his election to congress, and his record as governor - skipping through the highlights - He is certainly Conservative, certainly TEA, and I know right now, without something unlikely coming to light, I will go all-in on DeSantis.

And happily. I would LOVE to have someone to vote *FOR*. It was nice to be able to back Cruz, having a candidate in the presidential run for the first time in a long time... And DeSantis is that, again... Pretty sure of that already.

Cruz isn't really relatable to a lot of folks, which is a shame because he's extremely bright and dead-on the issues.  DeSantis hopefully he can go further than did Cruz.  Like you said, it would be really nice to truly vote "for" someone for a change.  Hasn't been the case for me personally since Reagan.

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« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2023, 06:53:20 pm »
Cruz isn't really relatable to a lot of folks, which is a shame because he's extremely bright and dead-on the issues.  DeSantis hopefully he can go further than did Cruz.  Like you said, it would be really nice to truly vote "for" someone for a change.  Hasn't been the case for me personally since Reagan.

I find that odd, that Cruz bit... I spent some time listening to him. Very smart, and very well spoken - But more than that, at his whistle-stops, he had a knack for calling out his detractors and naysayers - Calling them right up to the mike and having a Change-my-mind-esque moment... Airing the argument, and often in his favor.

I certainly didn't find him to be a brilliant orator - That is a bird of another color - But as far as one-to-one, really attempting to flesh out his view to the common man, I found him to be exemplary. I wonder often how that 'not relatable' bit came about.

Country music suffers a comparable thing - And I have seen many a detractor change their mind, admitting their bias as coming from trying to fit in with whatever was 'cool', having never given the genre a fair shake.

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« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2023, 07:20:10 pm »
Exposing the actual DeSantis record is not "mudslinging".   happy77

Lying about DeSantis' record is worse than mudslinging.  Like that lie about DeSantis denying Disney their First Amendment rights.  Remember that one?
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