MOTR, Ep. 63: With 'Only' 76 Weeks Left, DeSantis, Scott, Trump Go After 2024 GOP Nod--and Each Other

DeSantis and his wife, Casey, with President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in February 2019 (Credit: Government of Florida)

There are only 76 weeks of political jousting, ads, and blather left before the 2024 elections.


Yes, sometimes it can become tedious. On the other hand, it involves selecting a commander-in-chief. So, we need to pay attention at least some of the time.

That’s what this week’s audio commentary is about — an update on where the Republican contest stands with the entrance of two new candidates. And, Donald Trump hopes, many more to come.

I suspect many listeners will have stout opinions every which way to Sunday. Which is why the Comments section below is always open.

Even Hillary Clinton — remember her? — waded into the DeSantis candidacy, which our Sister Toldjah had fun with.

One tidbit:

Hillary Clinton ran for president in 2008 but didn’t make it beyond the Democrat primaries and then again in 2016, when she lost to Donald Trump in the general election.

In other words, she’s a twice-failed candidate for president who supports Joe Biden’s re-election campaign, but she’s got thoughts on how Republican voters should judge their candidates or something.

The subject of the most recent audio commentary was new to me, which surely has something to do with why I chose it. It seems the most effective antidote to the outrageous tuition costs of college and university these days is in deep trouble. Community colleges have lost 40 percent of their enrollments in recent years.

And the reasons are revealing.

You may have noticed a lot of Republican politics in the news these days.

This week’s column looks at the Ron DeSantis-Donald Trump match-up with a side dish of how ridiculous it is for Joe Biden to be seeking a second term when he can’t handle the first one — and most everyone knows it.

And a follow-up to our audio commentary in Ep. 61. It dealt with Ford Motor Co.’s decision to delete AM radios from all future models. A number of other outlets followed with their report on this dumb decision.

And guess what? Given the ensuing outbursts, largely over the loss then of access to the Emergency Broadcast Alerts, Ford has changed its mind. My colleague Susie Moore covered that nicely here.

Susie quoted Jim Farley, Ford’s CEO:

After speaking with policy leaders about the importance of AM broadcast radio as a part of the emergency alert system, we’ve decided to include it on all 2024 Ford and Lincoln Motor Co. vehicles.

Though he did not mention it, I suspect Ford’s quick reversal also had a lot to do with not speaking with, but hearing from customers.

You know, with all of the recent outrage directed at corporations making, shall we say, questionable decisions in their marketing, it’s kind of refreshing to see at least one company promptly realize its mistake — and fix it — without blaming anyone.

Finally, I can’t say this too often, but the sincerest of thanks to VIP subscribers for their support — and faith — in RedState and, by extension, me. It means a lot, and I try to live up to it.


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