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Rumors Swirling DeSantis May Drop Out of Race on January 15

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A recent report suggests that the Iowa caucuses may pose a significant threat to Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis.

According to Douglas MacKinnon, a Republican consultant, if DeSantis loses to former President Donald Trump in the Iowa caucuses, he may drop out of the race and endorse Trump.

The report highlights the potential impact of a significant loss on DeSantis’ campaign, including financial considerations and the challenge of confronting Trump’s strong support base. (Trending: U.S. State Passes Personal Pronoun Ban)

Douglas MacKinnon wrote, “I have heard from two people very familiar with the DeSantis campaign — a major donor and a high-level political operative — that if the Florida governor loses the Iowa caucuses to former President Donald Trump as expected on the night of Jan. 15, he will either drop out of the race that night or make his announcement the next morning.”

“More than that, both believe DeSantis will then — very begrudgingly — endorse Trump for president,” he continued.

“More endorsements will flood toward Trump and more donors will run from DeSantis,” warned MacKinnon.

“Come the night of Jan. 15, we will see whether DeSantis folds his hand and walks away from the table or goes all in with his dwindling stack of chips should ego rule reason. I suspect reason will win that contest,” he wrote.

“Basic math is still basic math, most especially in presidential primaries,” said the GOP consultant.

“DeSantis will have to evaluate not only the size of his losses, but also his money on hand, bills owed and the greatly disappointed financial backers who will be clamoring for him to exit the race,” he added.

“From the outset, DeSantis decided — or was more likely pushed by overeager supporters — to challenge the ‘cult of personality’ figure of Trump, most especially after his almost 20-point landslide victory for reelection in 2022,” explained MacKinnon.

“But now, just over a week from the Iowa caucuses, DeSantis is realizing that he is not only taking on a ‘cult of personality,’ but one infused with increasing folk hero status because of the Democratic ‘lawfare’ being waged against [Trump]. I have long believed that the time for DeSantis was 2028. That also may now be a bridge too far,” said MacKinnon.

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