Florida Governor Ron DeSantis benefited last week from near wall-to-wall media coverage after his presidential announcement while Robert F. Kennedy, the Democrat challenging President Joe Biden, continues to be ignored by the corporate media.
DeSantis made his announcement during an interview with Elon Musk on Twitter Spaces. The interview was mocked because of some technical difficulties, but the Republican thrust himself into the national conversation.
He told Erick Erickson, an establishment Republican radio host, that he was excited about the early buzz.
“And I think that was probably the biggest story in the world yesterday,” DeSantis said. “And hopefully, we’ll get some people interested in our campaign who may not have been otherwise.”
DeSantis has positioned himself to be the mature and pragmatic alternative to Donald Trump. Indeed Mark Levin, the Fox News host, linked out to DeSantis’s campaign from his personal social media.
“Fox News personality fundraising for Ron DeSantis,” Alex Bruesewitz, a consultant aligned with Trump, tweeted, according to The Independent.
DeSantis has been trailing Trump in polls. A Quinnipiac poll conducted from 18 May to 22 May, the Florida governor received 25 percent of Republican voters compared to Trump’s 56 percent, The New York Times reported.
DeSantis said that the poll numbers may not be there yet, but noted how Trump has been targeting him, which he said shows the former president has identified him as a legitimate challenge.
Pretend RFK JR Isn’t There
The media is working to set up a drag-out fight between DeSantis and Trump to damage both candidates before the general election campaign. President Joe Biden is being actively protected from the real threat of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Biden is facing declining favorability among Americans, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. The survey found that just 33 percent of Americans believe that a second term for the president would “be a step forward or a triumph for the country.”
Biden’s favorability fell from 42 percent over the past six months.
The survey found that 60 percent of Democrat and Democratic-leaning voters would back Biden compared to RFK Jr., who comes in at 20 percent. About 42 percent of Biden’s supporters told the survey that they could change their minds.
Fox News also conducted a poll that found Kennedy’s numbers have remained steady at 16 percent of the Democratic primary vote, “a sizable chunk for a primary challenger against an incumbent president.”
The report noted that Biden could breathe a little easier because the Democratic National Committee announced it would not be hosting primary debates.
TRENDPOST: It is worth noting that Kennedy is polling at about the same level as DeSantis, and is still being ignored. (See “DON’T THINK FOR YOURSELF” ABC NEWS NETWORK CENSORS RFK JR.” 2 May 2023 and “BYE-BYE BIDEN: KENNEDY 2024” 16 May 2023).
Gerald Celente has forecast that Robert F. Kennedy will be the next president of the U.S., without some unseen outside factor. Among them, President Joe Biden’s refusal to debate him and/or Biden taking America to war, since as Celente says, “When all else fails, they take you to war.”
The media has ignored Kennedy because it hates individuals who think for themselves because it is all about control. (See “CNN AGAIN ADMITS SELLING COVID BOOSTS RATINGS” 9 Mar 2021, “CENSORSHIP 2.0: U.S. PLANS FIGHT AGAINST ‘INFODEMIC,’ WANTS TO COMPLETELY CONTROL YOUR HEALTH DECISIONS” 7 Mar 2023 and “GOVERNMENT-SANCTIONED CENSORSHIP: EX-TWITTER EXECUTIVES TRY TO BULLSHIT THEIR WAY OUT OF CULPABILITY” 14 Feb 2023.)
One of the reasons Biden won in 2020 was that he was able to win the black vote in the U.S., but that support is not assured in 2024. About 64 percent of Democrats said in the CNN poll that they could support Kennedy—with 20 percent saying they take comfort in his family’s political history.
Indeed, 66 percent of all those polled said another Biden victory in the 2024 presidential race would be either a “disaster” or a “setback” for the United States.