DeSaster: Florida Governor Presidential Announcement Did Not Exactly Go as Planned

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Gilbert Horowitz
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"Crashed" was trending on Twitter Wednesday afternoon.

The first Twitter space live stream between the Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Twitter owner Elon Musk crashed after 720,000+ people showed up. Upon relaunching, the space reached about 300,000 live listeners.  Not exactly the grand entry DeSantis had envisioned.

The first 12 minutes featured nothing but silence followed by a number of glitches for a good half hour.  DeSantis eventually announced he would be running for President.

BetOnline offered the following odds coming into Wednesday's announcement.

The former US President, Donald Trump, immediately mocked the event and DeSantis. Trump is currently the favorite to win the Republican nomination.

“Wow! The DeSanctus TWITTER launch is a DISASTER! His whole campaign will be a disaster. WATCH!” he wrote on Truth Social.

“Rob,” My Red Button is bigger, better, stronger, and is working (TRUTH!), yours does not! (per my conversation with Kim Jung Un, of North Korea, soon to become my friend!)” Mr Trump wrote on Truth Social.

Current US President Joe Biden also trolled DeSantis during the event.  Biden tweeted out his own campaign noting "this link works".

Polls show favorability at Trump 50% and DeSantis 33%.  Back in December DeSantis' favorability was at 40%. 


What will Ron DeSantis say during opening speech on Twitter Spaces?

Biden               -5000

God                  -5000

Casey               -2500

Leadership        -250

Wash./D.C.       -250

Woke               -150

Elon                 +150

Congress          +200

Trump              +200

Jesus                +300

Disney              +400

Debt Ceiling      +500

Ukraine            +600

Allies                +700

Abortion           +1400  


Will Ron DeSantis win the Republican nomination?

Yes       +200

No        -300


Will Ron DeSantis win the 2024 Iowa Republican caucus?

Yes       +150

No        -200


Will Ron DeSantis win the 2024 Presidential Election?

Yes       +400

No        -700


Will Ron DeSantis endorse Donald Trump for president before April 2024?

Yes       +200

No        -300

- Gilbert Horowitz,

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