DeSantis is trying to gain his influence back.
A fresh advertisement released by the super PAC supporting Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ bid for the Republican presidential campaign takes a more critical stance towards Donald Trump.
The ex-president often portrays himself as robust, mentally agile, and brimming with energy.
However according to Huff Post, the recent ad from Never Back Down adopts a satirical approach to these attributes, depicting Trump as unwilling to participate in the upcoming Republican presidential debate.
“We can’t afford a nominee who’s too weak to debate. We need a nominee with stamina, a nominee who’s sharp,” the voiceover asserts, transitioning to footage of Trump struggling to articulate during an interview.
At one point, DeSantis was considered a substantial contender for the 2024 presidential nomination, polling neck-and-neck with the former president and even surpassing him in certain instances.
Nevertheless, DeSantis’ preoccupation with “woke” issues has not struck a chord with voters, leading to a decline in his standing in the polls. Recent surveys illustrate Trump’s lead extending by as much as 40 percentage points, consequently causing DeSantis to drop to third place in specific scenarios.
Republicans need a nominee with stamina. A nominee who’s sharp.
We deserve a candidate who earns our vote — not one who demands it. pic.twitter.com/Tf3Cf4RrtX
— Never Back Down (@NvrBackDown24) August 16, 2023