Unlike Trump, Ron DeSantis has little to say about continuing to support Joe Biden’s insane foreign policy of Standing With Ukraine. He is obviously afraid of being boxed into the declining neocon Reaganite lane with Mike Pence and Nikki Haley. Trump has started calling Ron a globalist.
“Not since George W. Bush in 1999 has a sitting governor contemplating a run for president attracted as much national buzz as Florida’s Ron DeSantis. Because state chief executives have only modest occasion to engage with matters of foreign policy and national security, it’s natural to speculate about where a governor who may seek to become commander in chief stands on the great foreign-policy questions of the day. Bush chose a foreign-policy profile by association with his father and his father’s advisers. Ronald Reagan carved out his own anti-communist identity on foreign affairs, much of it before and after his tenure in Sacramento. Other governors, such as Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, entered their first presidential races with more of a blank slate, as did Mitt Romney in his.
On where he comes down in the big-ticket foreign-policy debates in Republican circles, DeSantis has shrewdly remained ambiguous enough to inspire hope from all sides. Unlike Donald Trump or other figures on the populist right such as Tucker Carlson (on whose show the governor is a frequent guest), DeSantis has not showered foreign authoritarians with praise or pandered to resentment of Ukraine and its leader. He has been sharply critical of Turkey; in 2017, after the Turkish leader’s security detail attacked protesters on U.S. soil, DeSantis issued a blunt statement “condemning Erdogan’s goon squad” that concluded, “This is the land of the free and the home of the brave, not an Islamist tyranny.” His rhetorical line has been consistently anti-Putin and pro-Ukraine. Nevertheless he defended Elon Musk, who used his satellites to aid the Ukrainian war effort, when Ukrainian officials criticized him for a comment he made about the war. That drew a reaction from DeSantis in defense of a magnate who has expressed support for the governor: “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you — good Lord!” But he has been circumspect on topics such as the limits of U.S. aid to Ukraine, other than taking an uncontroversial stance against direct American military intervention. …”
Guess who is endorsing Ron DeSantis?
“One of the presumed 2024 candidates with whom Bolton seems most comfortable is the one who has most often been described as Trump’s heir apparent, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, whom Bolton has known since 2012. “I’ve watched him very carefully. I’d feel very comfortable with his foreign policy.” …
Maybe that’s why he feels the need to justify the length of his essay on isolationism. “My feeling has been that I needed to write all this out. So that’s why it’s 5,000 words long,” he says. …”
We want to hear what Top Gov Ron DeSantis has to say about this.
We already know that Ron is at least as big a Zionist as Trump. We know that Ron is going to exaggerate the threat posed by Iran because of the alliance with the Saudis and the Gulf states. We also know what he thinks about China. He needs to chime in on our policy of escalating the war in Ukraine.
MIGA is nothing compared to the Make Ukraine Great Again caucus. Israel gets about $3.8 billion a year in foreign aid. We’ve given Israel a total of around $150 billion over the course of several generations. We’ve already given Ukraine over $100 billion IN LESS THAN A YEAR. Two weeks ago, Joe Biden announced he was sending Abrams tanks to Zelensky. He is now already demanding F-16 fighter jets. By the time the 2024 election rolls around, we will have probably already given Zelensky nuclear submarines.
Dump is at least criticizing Joe Biden on the issue. Ron DeSantis isn’t even doing that much.