Ron DeSantis Has the Perfect Response to Getting the Elon Musk Nod

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Getting the approval of Elon Musk for political office seems to be a fun thing to have. Whether or not it actually convinces people to vote for someone is yet to be seen, but judging by the victory enjoyed by Mayra Flores, it probably doesn’t hurt.


(READ: Mayra Flores’ Victory in a Blue Texas District Is a Dark Portend of Things to Come for Democrats)

Musk was asked after Flores’ victory who he thought the favorite was for President in 2024 and Musk wasn’t even remotely unsure about his answer. It’s Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

Pretty awesome to get the thumbs up from, arguably, the most popular man in the nation. Especially one that is the largest piece of evidence that the Democratic Party is being abandoned by its voters due to its radicalism and incompetence.

But DeSantis is always one to play it cool and upon being asked how he felt getting the nod from Musk, the Florida governor assured everyone that while he was strictly focused on 2022’s upcoming midterm elections, it’s always cool to get a vote from an African-American.

Chad energy.

It’s a response that is likely going to make leftist identitarians grind their teeth, but DeSantis is good at two things: being America’s best governor and trolling the left.

DeSantis still hasn’t indicated that he’s running for office in 2024, and when pressed on the issue, DeSantis tends to shut it down and change the subject. At one point he said it was “futile” to keep pressing him on the question and refuses to even contemplate what a DeSantis vs. Trump primary would look like.


As my colleague Bonchie points out, DeSantis is at the end of the road in terms of his terms for being governor of Florida, and his iron is hot enough to strike. Waiting out of the political spotlight for too long would kill his momentum and likely see his chances of winning diminish. If he’s going to run, it’ll be 2024.

This has already begun to divide some in the Republican Party as they’ve already pledged unfaltering loyalty to Trump, and are ready to take down anyone who might stand in the way of this, including DeSantis. How this will work itself out remains to be seen, but no matter the outcome, Democrats aren’t going to be well equipped to handle either winner.

The next presidential election is still a couple of years away, and this gives Democrats a little bit longer to get themselves together, but at the rate, they’re not doing anything to seem remotely capable. They’re leaderless and without a plan at this moment. This could change sooner than later, but it doesn’t look likely.

This is why Musk is eyeing DeSantis…and why a lot of America is, too.


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