Ron DeSantis held a number of high-profile events on Saturday in the critical GOP Presidential Primary state of Iowa.
From COVID policies to the border crisis to the future of the Republican Party, the Florida Governor discussed a number of issues with Iowans.
And Ron DeSantis revealed his strategy for delivering Republican victories across the board in 2024.
Most political experts are predicting a knock-down, drag out fight between Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis for the 2024 GOP nomination.
Trump and DeSantis were set to hold competing rallies this past Saturday, but the former President canceled on Friday due to tornado warnings in the area.
“Unfortunately, due to the Tornado Warnings in Des Moines, we are forced to cancel today’s outdoor Rally at the Lauridsen Amphitheater,” Trump wrote on Truth Social. “Stay tuned, we will reschedule soon. Be safe out there!”
But Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stayed the course and held several events across the state.
DeSantis kicked off Saturday by attending Representative Randy Feenstra’s annual family picnic in Sioux Center, the most conservative area of the state.
During his speech, DeSantis listed off his numerous conservative victories during the recent legislative session.
Even though he didn’t attack Trump by name, DeSantis took what many believe was a swipe at the former President when he said “we must reject the culture of losing that has infected our party in recent years,” before adding that “the time for excuses is over.”
“Governing is not about entertaining,” he said. “Governing is not about building a brand or talking on social media and virtue signaling,” he continued, before adding that “it’s ultimately about winning and producing results.”
DeSantis urged Iowa Republicans to “put on the full armor of God, take your stand, and stand firm for truth.”
“We must fight the good fight,” he continued. “We must finish the race and we must keep the faith.”
DeSantis also revealed his strategy for achieving Republican victories “across the board” in 2024.
“If we make 2024 a referendum on Joe Biden and his failures and we provide a positive alternative for the future of this country, Republicans will win across the board,” he said. “If we do not do that, if we get distracted, if we focus on the election in the past or on other side issues, then I think the Democrats are going to beat us again, and I think it will be very difficult to recover from that defeat.”
The anticipation is growing around DeSantis’ Presidential campaign.
The Florida Governor is expected to make his announcement any day now.
And Republicans are preparing for a vicious Primary battle between the two GOP rock stars.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.