It’s primary Election Day in Florida. So far, it’s been a rough and tumble season. The political ads have been tough. Really tough.
One of the big decisions to be made today is who will face Governor Ron DeSantis in November? Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried or Congressman Charlie Crist.
This has been a rough one. These two Democrats have gone at each other a lot. The ads ask who is the real Democrat. Abortion rights front and center.
For his part, Governor DeSantis is going big. His ads talk of his accomplishments in office. Much focuses on how he kept Florida open during the pandemic.
Some of the DeSantis ads look positively presidential. Reuters reports that an analysis of his social media ads “shows he has dramatically expanded his out-of-state ads in recent months, an indicator, say some political analysts, that he may be laying the groundwork for a national campaign.”
If Ron DeSantis is running for president, he’s not talking about it. When asked, he deflects and talks about being re-elected Governor.
Know this, when you watch the national news coverage of the Florida primary race tonight, the DeSantis speculation will be rampant.
Whoever wins tonight, Nikki Fried or Charlie Crist, they’ve got their work cut out for them. DeSantis just may not be beatable. Not right now.
There are other races too. As I mentioned, it’s been rough and tumble. Some of these ads are just plain mean.
It seems to be mostly who is the better Republican? Who has the endorsement of President Trump? Who is just a Rino…. Republican in name only?
We will get some answers tonight? We might get a break from the nasty ads for a few days. We might. Then, it all heats up again for November.
I shouldn’t complain about the political ads. They pay my salary. Still, these things are rough.
Anybody remember, Ronald Reagan’s “Morning in America” ad? We could use a few like that right now.