Ron DeSantis is facing his first re-election for Governor against Democrat Charlie Crist this fall.
Democrats were hoping to turn Hurricane Ian’s destruction into a political attack on DeSantis.
But a self-proclaimed Democrat said four jaw-dropping words about Ron DeSantis that sent Democrats into panic mode.
Hurricane Ian smashed into Florida’s west coast last week as a Category 4 storm, before slowly moving across the central part of the state and exiting off the upper east coast.
Ian’s slow drift across the state wreaked havoc, causing billions of dollars in property damage and leading to dozens of lost lives.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, DeSantis has been traveling across the state, visiting the worst-hit areas and meeting face-to-face with the residents who live there.
Of course, Democrats and the left-wing media are trying to use the crisis as a way to inflict political damage on Ron DeSantis.
Before the Hurricane even made landfall, POLITICO tried to politicize it by questioning the way DeSantis was preparing for the storm.
MSNBC host Joy Reid gloated over the damage and destruction caused by the storm because it meant DeSantis would have to request federal FEMA relief from Joe Biden.
DeSantis has mostly ignored the Left’s attempts to politicize the storm, instead choosing to focus his attention solely on leading the Sunshine State back to recovery.
But there’s no doubt that the timing of Hurricane Ian’s landfall will have some type of impact on Florida’s elections this fall.
And based on one video that just went viral, DeSantis’ leadership is apparently winning Democrat voters over to his side.
The video shows a self-proclaimed Democrat in Arcadia, Florida, expressing his support for Ron DeSantis in the aftermath of the storm.
“That gas is here in Arcadia,” the man began.
The gentleman stood next to another man, both apparently celebrating the arrival of gasoline to the area.
“I don’t know about the rest of y’all, but it’s here in Arcadia, so y’all know who we’re voting for,” the man continued.
“I don’t know about the rest of you motherf*ckers, but I’m voting for DeSantis, and I’m a Democrat,” he added. “So y’all can call him what the f*ck y’all want to call him.”
According to Director of Rapid Response for the DeSantis campaign, Christina Pushaw, the video was taken over the weekend in DeSoto County, which borders one of the areas most devastated by Hurricane Ian.
Pushaw shared the video in a post on social media.
DeSoto Co. yesterday ☺️ https://t.co/uMUqzxhivB
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) October 3, 2022
She also pointed out one major truth the video shows about Florida voters that has Charlie Crist panicking.
“I think this is more common than people realize,” Pushaw wrote. “He just said what a lot of Democrats are thinking to themselves.”
“He’s happy that the Governor visited his community in person,” Pushaw added.
Democrats were hoping to use Hurricane Ian as a political attack on DeSantis ahead of the Midterm elections.
But it’s not working, as the people in Florida are grateful to have a leader like DeSantis as Governor.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.