Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is trying to keep the GOP Presidential Primary a race between himself and Donald Trump.
DeSantis may be looking at his last best opportunity to do so.
And now Ron DeSantis has one secret plan to deal with Donald Trump.
Candidates and their campaigns view the first Republican debate on August 23 in Milwaukee as a game-changing event.
Millions of viewers will watch the candidates perform in front of the largest audience of the campaign.
And no candidate may be under more pressure than DeSantis.
Despite DeSantis entering the campaign with a Super PAC flush with $130 million in cash and a reservoir of goodwill after being one of the leading voices against Dr. Fauci’s COVID tyranny, DeSantis’ campaign seemingly imploded.
Fundraising fell short as DeSantis failed to straddle a line of courting Trump supporters as well as the establishment donor-class.
With Trump unlikely to appear at the debate, DeSantis needed a plan to reset the narrative surrounding his campaign.
The pro-DeSantis Super PAC Never Back Down got caught trying to help by posting a memo on the website for the consulting firm of chief strategist Jeff Roe delivering a game-plan for DeSantis to follow in the debate.
The Federal Election Commission Act prevents Super PACs and campaigns from coordinating directly but if a Super PAC posts a document on a public website, the campaign can make use of it.
Never Back Down’s memo contained four pillars of a plan to ensure DeSantis walked out of the debate as the winner.
“1. Attack Joe Biden and the media 3-5 times. 2. State GRD’s positive vision 2-3 times. 3. Hammer Vivek Ramaswamy in a response. 4. Defend Donald Trump in absentia in response to a Chris Christie attack,” The New York Times reported the memo reading.
The most controversial bullet point was the one urging DeSantis to “defend Trump when Chris Christie attacks him” as Christie is one of the candidates in the race siding with Democrat prosecutors criminally charging Donald Trump as part of a plan to interfere in the election.
The Super PAC proposed DeSantis attack Christie auditioning to be the next RINO commentator MSNBC hired while at the same time attacking Donald Trump for being a coward for not showing up at the debate.
“Trump isn’t here, so let’s just leave him alone. He’s too weak to defend himself here. We’re all running against him. I don’t think we want to join forces with someone on this stage who’s auditioning for a show on MSNBC,” The Times reported the Never Back Down memo suggesting.
With this memo out in public, there is no way DeSantis can use these lines of attack or else he will look like a marionette for the consultants at his Super PAC.
DeSantis will need to come up with own plan of attack at the debate if he hopes to turn his campaign around.
Viewers will have to wait and see what he comes up with at the debate Wednesday night.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.