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With the campaign for the Republican party nomination for The Presidency of the United States, leading candidates the Governor of Florida Ron Desantis and Former President Donald Trump are on an attacking spree against each other.
The campaign revolves mainly around the key issue of who would be the best to counter President Biden in the upcoming elections and both candidates have claimed to be the best choice of Republicans.
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Trump goes attack
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With an outflow of insults being dropped on the Governor of Florida and former Navy Lieutenant Commander Ron Desantis, former President Donald J Trump is doing everything possible to get the Republican nomination and ultimately a Presidential comeback.
Deviating from his earlier tactics as seen in the 2016 Presidential run against Secretary Clinton, Donald Trump has led a deeply policy-led election campaign. Political analysts are of the view that the campaign was one of sharp differences from President Trump’s previous campaigns which enaged more personal attacks on opponents.
Trump campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung thought that Governor Ron Desantis was not a serious person who could bring about the Great American Comeback while commenting on the Governor.
The former President during his campaign led a violent attack on Governor Desantis for his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, when he resisted the Federal mandates on masks and vaccines.
The Desantis Campaign
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On his first major campaign event for the Republican Party Presidential nomination, the Governor of Florida Ron Desantis escalated his critique of former President Donald Trump in the event held in Iowa.
During his nighttime rally, the former President’s name barely came up but during a media Q&A session afterwards, he was quite open about his opposition to President Trump.
With policy being the major factor in the campaign, Desantis criticized the former President on the subjects of immigration, foreign policy and government spending. Governor Desantis accused the former President of drifting away from true conservative ideals.
The Governor on the accusation of mishandling the pandemic responded that the former President’s views were detached from reality and that the Republican voters would ultimately take his side. He added that under his Governorship the entire former first family has moved to Florida.
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In a crowd-packed Western Des Moines church, the Governor addressed his supporters. He said that the nation was going in the wrong direction and that it can be felt.
The Iowa caucus would undoubtedly be one of the major battlefields for the Republican primaries and that the Governor planned his first event in a church comes as no surprise.
In 2016 former President Trump lost the Iowa caucus to Senator Ted Cruz, who was able to attract the white, evangelical Christian population which has been at crossroads with the former president at times.
The Campaign roots
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After the disastrous glitch-plagued launch of his campaign on Twitter last week Governor Desantis has gone all out on the campaign going to the old school charm and interpersonal skills on the road meeting voters.
Governor Desantis will be holding 4 campaign events across the state of Iowa on Wednesday introducing and getting to know the voters of Iowa up close.
The Governor will be spending 2 days in Iowa and then advancing to New Hampshire and South Carolina. And on the day Desantis reaches New Hampshire former President Trump would hit the ground in Iowa. Iowa is a key state for both candidates being the first Republican nominating contest in the nation.