(Liberty Bell) – Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is igniting the rumor mill about a potential bid for the presidency in 2024 as he is set to release an autobiography in the later part of February 2023 that will not only chronicle his life as a public servant and his time in the military, but will also reveal the plan he’s used to turn his state red and how it can be utilized by the entire country.
According to Andrew Murray of Fox News, “The autobiography by DeSantis, who was overwhelmingly re-elected three weeks ago to a second four-year term steering the increasingly red Sunshine State, is titled “The Courage to Be Free: Florida’s Blueprint for America’s Revival.”
News concerning the release of the book, which is set to be published by Broadside, the conservative imprint of HarperCollins Publishing, was first shared with Fox on Wednesday. The publisher revealed the book will cover some of the key moments in DeSantis’ life, from “growing up in a working-class family, playing in the Little League World Series, working his way through Yale University and Harvard Law School, volunteering for the Navy after 9/11 and serving in Iraq.”
The autobiography will also delve into his marriage with wife Casey DeSantis, their children, and his wife’s battle with cancer.
“Florida’s governor has seen his popularity soar among conservatives across the country the past 2½ years, courtesy of his forceful pushback against coronavirus pandemic restrictions and his aggressive actions as a culture wars warrior targeting the media and corporations,” Murray wrote.
A note from the publishers stated that the book “will center on critical issues that brought [DeSantis] to the center of the debate over the future of our country. He shares his thinking from when he was fighting back against COVID mandates and restrictions, critical race theory, woke corporations and what they describe as ‘the partisan legacy media.’ They add that the memoir will chronicle what they call his bold, substantial policy achievements.”
The governor released a statement that said, “what Florida has done is establish a blueprint for governance that has produced tangible results while serving as a rebuke to the entrenched elites who have driven our nation into the ground. Florida is proof positive that we, the people, are not powerless in the face of these elites.”
Vice President of Broadside, Eric Nelson, proclaimed that “everyone can see Gov. Ron DeSantis is a gifted leader, and now people will discover he’s also a gifted writer. His book explains how he applies his sense of True North to life and to leadership.”
This isn’t DeSantis’ first book. Back in 2011, just before he narrowly defeated his Democratic Party challenger to be elected to Congress, he put out a book called “Dreams From Our Founding Fathers: First Principles in the Age of Obama.” The book focused on why some individuals on the conservative side of the aisle turned to the country’s founding principles during the Obama administration’s self described “transformational age.”
“Writing a book is a rite of passage for many potential and actual presidential candidates. Former Vice President Mike Pence, who’s likely to launch a White House run, is on a nationwide book tour for his new autobiography, ‘So Help Me God,'” Murray remarked in his report.
“‘If You Want Something Done: Leadership Lessons from Bold Women,’ the latest book from another potential GOP White House hopeful, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, published in October. Haley served as ambassador to the United Nations during former President Trump’s administration,” Murray continued. “And ‘Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America I Love,’ a new memoir written by former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, another likely Republican presidential contender, is scheduled to publish in late January.”
While this is definitely one of the steps that is typical of a presidential candidate planning to run in an upcoming race, it’s important to note that DeSantis has been shooting down rumors of a bid for the White House for over a year now as he stayed completely focused on his gubernatorial re-election campaign. However, he’s now become a huge force in the GOP, building a reputation across the nation as being someone who sticks to his values and isn’t afraid to take on the progressive shenanigans being pushed by radical leftists.
While delivering the keynote address that earned him several standing ovations during the Republican Jewish Coalition’s most recent annual leadership meeting, the governor once again repeated that “we’ve got a lot more to do, and I have only begun to fight.”
“While former President Donald Trump, who launched his third White House run two weeks ago, is considered the clear front-runner in the GOP nomination race, DeSantis has seen his poll numbers in 2024 Republican presidential surveys start to rival Trump’s, and his fundraising prowess matches the former president’s,” Murray concluded.
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