Governor Ron DeSantis has been struggling to contend with Donald Trump. However, things are getting increasingly harder for him.
And now a shocking DeSantis resignation has left the campaign in shambles.
Chaos grips the DeSantis presidential campaign as a key strategist resigns from his position with just weeks left before the crucial Iowa caucuses.
Jeff Roe, a renowned Republican operative and architect of Never Back Down (NBD), the governor’s super PAC, abruptly departed on Saturday, raising questions about internal turmoil and casting a shadow over DeSantis’s 2024 ambitions.
In a cryptic message on X, Roe expressed both pride in his team’s efforts and profound disappointment with the current state of affairs.
He alluded to “unwanted distractions” and “statements in the Washington Post today” as reasons for his decision, hinting at deeper underlying conflicts within the campaign.
I can’t believe it ended this way. I’m so proud to have worked alongside these men and women at NBD 24/7 the past nine months to save the country. Good luck the next 28 days and a wake up. I’m so sorry I can’t be there with you. pic.twitter.com/Rh4oQQ1tAE
— Jeff Roe (@jeffroe) December 17, 2023
The Washington Post report, published Saturday, detailed internal disputes and accusations of “mismanagement and conduct issues” within NBD, with fingers pointing towards Roe’s associates.
The Post also revealed a power struggle, suggesting DeSantis loyalists ousted “professionals” to exert tighter control over the home stretch of the campaign.
This latest exodus follows a string of high-profile departures from NBD, including its CEO in November.
Critics interpret these recent developments as signs of mismanagement and disarray within the DeSantis camp.
This could be potentially jeopardizing Desantis’s already uphill battle against rivals like Nikki Haley and the formidable Donald Trump.
Despite the turmoil, DeSantis loyalists remain defiant.
Campaign spokesperson Andrew Romeo dismissed the “false narratives” surrounding NBD and praised the super PAC’s independent efforts in building a “historic ground game.”
However, questions linger about the effectiveness of this strategy without Roe’s guidance and the potential impact of the internal strife on the overall campaign morale.
As the Iowa caucuses loom closer, DeSantis finds himself in a precarious position.
While he maintains a narrow lead over Haley in recent polls, the ever-present Trump, enjoying a significant lead from both candidates, looms large as an insurmountable obstacle.
Whether DeSantis can overcome these internal challenges and external threats to mount a credible challenge in the coming weeks remains to be seen.
What matters is that Americans go to the polls and vote for the strongest candidate who can make America great as it once was.
Now is a time of great turmoil in our country and America needs a strong leader.
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