Can DeSantis Outdo Himself During his Second Term as Governor?

Can DeSantis Outdo Himself During his Second Term as Governor?

DeSantis' political stock continues to rise

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
March 11, 2023

After the State of the State Address this past week, Floridians are excited to see Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) take on his second term as governor.  But many in Florida, who reelected him by a landslide are wondering, how will Governor DeSantis outdo himself these next four years.

The Floridian Publisher, Javier Manjarres, asked the Governor at a press conference, "How can you outdo yourself in the following four years?"

DeSantis answered, "Well the last sentence of my speech, you ain't seen nothing yet, I think that there's a lot of opportunities to do even more.  Some of these things got jammed up last time, we'll get across the finish line."

DeSantis seems to be looking forward to new issues in his second term as well.

"There's also new issues that we're now tackling, probably more aggressively, for example, higher education.  You remember (addressing Manjarres) when I came in we worked real hard to set up the Institute of Politics at Florida State and the FIU Adam Smith Center, modeled after the James Madison Center at Princeton and the idea is to have a place with classical education, people say its conservative but honestly it used to be universal that everybody would want that out of an education," said Gov. DeSantis

With a Republican supermajority in both chambers of the state legislature, Gov. DeSantis appears very optimistic about the 2023 legislative session.

"This will be the most productive legislative session that we've had, and I think if you look we did very well with the first one, and we did better the next, better the third, and better the fourth.  We've kind of outdid ourselves every year, I think we can do it this time, but after this, if we get all this done, that's going to put us in a really good position."

Did DeSantis just signal that he will serve out his entire second term, or will he announce a presidential run in this May?

Watch. You be the judge:

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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