That might work….
Donald Trump IS a ‘Loser’ on several fronts….
He’s gonna get company from other’s….
DeSantis ain’t doing too good in the endorsements department and the polling numbers right now….
And dissing Trump is gonna just get the ex-President mad and earn DesSantis more attacks in the media from Trump….
“Governing is not about entertaining. Governing is not about building a brand or talking on social media and virtue signaling. It’s ultimately about winning and producing results,” DeSantis told voters during a recent stop in Iowa in a swipe at Trump without naming the former president.
DeSantis does have a case to make: The GOP lost the House while Trump was president in 2018, Trump lost his reelection bid in 2020 and the GOP failed to win back the Senate in 2022 — while retaking the House with a smaller majority than expected.
A lot of the blame for that was placed at the feet of Trump, who backed various candidates for office throughout those campaigns who were defeated. ….
Casting Trump as a loser also forces DeSantis to wade into the 2020 election. Trump lost that election, but many GOP voters refuse to accept it, and DeSantis himself has danced around the issue and avoided saying whether he believes the result was rigged or fraudulent.
National polls have consistently shown Trump with a healthy lead among GOP primary voters, followed in most cases by DeSantis. As the Republican field takes shape and candidates look for ways to shake Trump’s grip on the party, strategists believe that perhaps the clearest argument that will resonate with voters is to point to the party’s lack of success during recent election cycles.
“[DeSantis] has to remind people that Donald Trump is a three-time loser,” said one former Trump campaign adviser who now supports the Florida governor in a primary. “That Donald Trump has left the Republican Party in an extremely weak position. That Trump is almost dead on arrival come the general election.”…
DeSantis paperwork is in
He makes the running announcement today on Twitter…..