Ron DeSantis is running for re-election to a second term as Governor this November.
Charlie Crist is the front-runner in the Democrat Primary battle.
But Charlie Crist immediately regretted saying these two nasty words about supporters of Ron DeSantis.
Ron DeSantis is the most popular elected Republican official in the country.
DeSantis gained rock star status among Republican voters during the pandemic for his pro-freedom policies.
Then, DeSantis led the fight against the radical Left’s “woke” ideology by removing Critical Race Theory from Florida’s classrooms, preventing biological males from competing in women’s sports, and prohibiting the teaching of gender and sexuality to young children in kindergarten through third grade.
Even though the Democrats and their allies in the Fake News Media have viciously attacked DeSantis every step of the way, their attacks only make him stronger and more popular with voters both in Florida and across the country.
This is bad news for the Democrat candidates currently seeking the opportunity to take on Ron DeSantis in November.
Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried and former Governor Charlie Crist are the top two candidates running in the Democrat Primary.
Current polls show DeSantis defeating both Fried and Crist by double digits in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup.
Not only that, but DeSantis is miles ahead of the Democrats in fundraising, with more than $105 million raised for his re-election efforts.
The Democrats know they face an uphill battle.
And they are growing more desperate by the day.
The latest act of desperation came from Charlie Crist.
During a recent Democrat Party candidate forum, Charlie Crist launched into a tirade against Ron DeSantis over his pro-freedom policies, even blaming the Governor’s ban on mask mandates for his young niece contracting COVID.
But then Crist slipped up and showed how he really feels about hard-working, everyday Floridians who back Ron DeSantis, calling them “toothless.”
“So while Ron DeSantis is trying to score political points with the red meat, hard-right, toothless crowd, his actions have consequences on Florida families,” Crist ranted. “He’s more focused on winning in 2024 and trying to appeal to Iowa voters more than caring about Florida people. It’s horrific. We’ve got to beat him.”
Charlie Crist just described Florida conservatives as “toothless.” He apparently thinks all Florida conservatives are a bunch of hillbilly bumpkins who don’t brush their teeth or visit the dentist. (He also can’t pronounce “Pinellas” correctly despite supposedly living here.) pic.twitter.com/i0L3LM3UPx
— Florida Grand (@florida_grand) April 25, 2022
After a video surfaced on Twitter showing Charlie Crist thumbing his nose at supporters of DeSantis and talking down to them, his Press Secretary tried to spin his comments to mean something else.
“Charlie was referring to the toothless, spineless crowd that aids and abets DeSantis’ crusade to hurt, rather than help Floridians – the legislators, lobbyists, and special interests who bend to his whims and only care about delivering red meat for their base,” Crist Press Secretary Samantha Ramirez told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. “To imply that he meant anything else is nonsense.”
Of course, Charlie Crist is known for flip-flopping.
After all, he previously served as the Republican Governor of Florida before switching to Democrat to run for Congress.
Florida voters know Crist will say anything to get elected.
And right now Ron DeSantis is expected to cruise to an easy re-election victory this fall.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.