Sarah Palin Offers Advice to DeSantis: Stay Out of Trump’s Way in 2024

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has some advice for Ron DeSantis regarding a 2024 presidential run - It's not your time.
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Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has some advice for Ron DeSantis regarding a 2024 presidential run – It’s not your time.

Palin offered up the guidance in an interview with NewsMax host Eric Bolling.

“DeSantis doesn’t need to [run]. I envision him as our president someday but not right now,” she said. “He should stay governor for a bit longer. He’s young, you know. He has decades ahead of him where he can be our president.”

Palin believes former President Donald Trump has the best chance of capturing the GOP nomination for President, and hinted any challenges to his frontrunner status are foolhardy.

“When you talk about the specific people, the individual people who are looking at putting their hat in the ring… they got a lot of guts thinking they’re gonna go up against Trump,” she contends.

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Sarah Palin to DeSantis in 2024 — Sit This One Out

In further discussion about the 2024 presidential election, Sarah Palin seemingly angled for the role of Vice President alongside Trump, as opposed to what many believe to be a conservative dream pairing of the former President and DeSantis.

“Trump needs to choose somebody who, like him, has nothing to lose,” she advised, an apt description of Palin herself. “What more can they do to that person personally or verbal attacks or anything else on family?”

“That person has been through the wringer, so they know what they’re getting into. And that person then can just focus on doing what’s right for the people.”

Palin was famously put through the wringer — by Democrats, the media, and some Republicans — when she was chosen as the late Senator John McCain’s vice presidential running mate in 2008.

The brutal portrayal of her by the media as a bumbling fool has left a lasting mark even to this day.

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Palin/Trump 2024?

In the interview, Bolling asked Palin flat-out if she was describing herself as the ideal candidate to run alongside Trump in 2024.

“Not necessarily,” she laughed.

“However, I’ll tell you, the opportunity that I had to run with someone who wasn’t as commonsense [of a] constitutional conservative as I, and I think the majority of Republicans were, but still having the opportunity to form a team like that in running, in offering ourselves up in service to America — oh my goodness, no greater honor, no greater opportunity,” she said referencing 2008.

That said, perhaps DeSantis should think twice before accepting political advice from Palin.

In McCain’s final book before his death, he wrote that he regretted choosing Palin as his running mate and wished he’d picked Joe Lieberman instead. Apparently, McCain thought adding a vanilla running mate to his already vanilla campaign would help.

He would have lost regardless, because McCain was too weak of a candidate to go up against Barack Obama.

Palin in 2022 lost elections to represent Alaska’s at-large congressional district twice — one, in a special election and another for the full term — despite being endorsed by Trump.

A recent Monmouth poll shows Trump and DeSantis tied as the leading choice amongst Republican voters for the GOP nomination in 2024.

Several other polls, however, show Trump with a clear advantage over the Florida governor, while the two seem light years ahead of any other challengers, including Nikki Haley who recently launched her own campaign.

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