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noname223

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Aug 18, 2020
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Who would have the better chance to win the presidency as a GOP nominee?

Personally I think probably DeSantis. Trump had too many scandals like the FBI raid or his new charge in New York. I think the independents don't want Trump four more years.
In my country the media often say DeSantis was a version of Trump but with a brain. Not sure whether this is really true.

I think currently it looks like either Biden or Newsom could be the nominee. But at the DNC it is more unclear. I don't know much about Newsom.
Though I think Biden's age is a real problem.
 
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StarlightDreamer

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Aug 2, 2022
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Trump is a showman, but his 'brand' took a hit when he fumbled the pandemic. My money's on DeSantis. Sad part is, I don't know any Democrats that stand a chance at beating him.
 
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ConstantPain

Sorry but cats are so much better than people
Jun 9, 2022
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I agree that things have hopefully finally caught up to Trump too much for him to be the GOP nominee in 2024. DeSantis is more likely and that is a very scary probability.

Part of my reasons for wanting to CTB are that I'm stuck in Florida, hate it more by the day and can't stand the sight or sound of DeSantis and the morons here that want him for their leader. He is a dictator whose time as governor has only bolstered his evil arrogance. It's sickening that so many people are fooled by his claims of fighting for freedom (sure if you're an old white Christian) and don't see him as the danger that he is.
Not that it matters but I am both old and white and I am sickened by the beliefs of many of my peers, especially in the South.

As far as the Democrats, while I will most definitely vote (if still around) for anyone over Trump or DeSantis, I am nervous that there won't be a strong enough candidate to get the votes. Add that to the Republicans efforts to fabricate the election results and I don't have much hope for the US. We need young people and minorities to vote in record numbers.
 
Heavenly Pup

Heavenly Pup

Your local news meterologist's dog.
Sep 18, 2021
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I think Trump would definitely have the support of the Republican voters and most right-leaning independent voters. I see tons of Trump 2024 signs around rural, conservative parts of my state and I talk to many locals. It's a small sample size but I believe this is a commonality across red states. I think the average-joe, American right-winger's vote is with Trump. I don't think DeSantis would want to face off against Trump and he would probably not even enter the race or just drop out and let Trump steamroll the Republican primaries.

With that being said, if I had to choose between Trump or DeSantis, I would choose DeSantis solely based on age and the fact that there isn't much deviation in their political beliefs. I just don't think we should normalize electing 70+-year-olds to be president. Only three presidents were ever elected while in their 70s: Reagan, Trump, and Biden. Eisenhower is the only other president to be in the office at 70 years old but was elected at 66 years old. A president in his/her 40s or 50s seems the most ideal.

If I didn't have to vote for Trump or DeSantis, I would probably vote for a 3rd party option.
 
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x_riverrock11

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Jan 24, 2021
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I agree that things have hopefully finally caught up to Trump too much for him to be the GOP nominee in 2024. DeSantis is more likely and that is a very scary probability.

Part of my reasons for wanting to CTB are that I'm stuck in Florida, hate it more by the day and can't stand the sight or sound of DeSantis and the morons here that want him for their leader. He is a dictator whose time as governor has only bolstered his evil arrogance. It's sickening that so many people are fooled by his claims of fighting for freedom (sure if you're an old white Christian) and don't see him as the danger that he is.
Not that it matters but I am both old and white and I am sickened by the beliefs of many of my peers, especially in the South.

As far as the Democrats, while I will most definitely vote (if still around) for anyone over Trump or DeSantis, I am nervous that there won't be a strong enough candidate to get the votes. Add that to the Republicans efforts to fabricate the election results and I don't have much hope for the US. We need young people and minorities to vote in record numbers.
I wouldn’t go so far as to call him a dictator, but I also dislike DeSantis and hate it here in this trailer park of a state. My goal is to get the fuck out before it gets worse.