This past weekend, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) issued a speech in which he explained his plan for his fellow Republicans to take back the political reigns throughout the coming years due to the various wins Republicans were able to secure this month via the midterm elections.
DeSantis issued these statements via a 25-minute speech given at the annual leadership meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition this past Saturday.
After being marked in quite a few recent polls that have shown him to be the lead candidate for the Republican Party’s presidential nominee for 2024, Governor DeSantis kicked things off by spotlighting the success of Republicans all over the state of Florida from the recent midterms.
“We added four new Republican congressmen to the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Florida,” he started. “We secured super majorities in the Florida legislature, the most Republicans we’ve ever had in Florida history. We helped elect 26 new conservative school board members all across the state of Florida. And we even won the state House seat that includes Miami Beach, not typically viewed as a Republican stronghold.”
“And because of the support of so many of you to our campaign, we delivered the greatest gubernatorial victory in the history of the state of Florida,” he went on. “We dominated with independent voters, we secured record margins with Hispanic voters, we swept the suburbs all across the state of Florida. Our margins with rural voters were gravity defying, we won by double digits, Miami Dade County. We won for the first time in almost 40 years, Palm Beach County.”
The governor stated that the results of the election showed that the state should be used as the main “blueprint for success” for the entire Republican Party as they move forward.
“And I think some of the things that we do that work are we’re all about exercising leadership, and delivering results for the people that we represent,” he went on. “I did not take any polls when I became governor all the way through this entire term. The job of a leader is not to stick your finger in the wind and try to contort yourself to wherever public opinion may be trending on one given moment. No, the job of a leader is to set out a vision, to execute that vision, to show people that it’s the right vision and to deliver concrete results. And when you do that, the people respond.”
DeSantis then concluded as he spoke about a number of policy initiatives that he carried out within his first term as governor, which included quite a few on the cultural front, like standing against the tidal wave of woke indoctrination infecting the country and his choice to fight to protect women’s sports.