In the latest twist of political theatrics, Florida’s very own Governor Ron DeSantis has decided that a traditional press conference just wouldn’t cut it for his presidential campaign announcement.
No, that’s too mundane, too passé for the likes of DeSantis. Instead, he has chosen the platform of “Twitter Spaces” to make his grand declaration. And who else will join him in this digital fireside chat than the ever controversial and narcissist billionaire, Elon Musk. It’s a match made in social media hell.
DeSantis, who has been described as a man with the charisma of a filing cabinet, seems to believe that his dulcet monotones will be better appreciated in an audio-only format. The good Governor is apparently convinced that the “DeSantis experience” will truly shine through when stripped of visual distractions, like facial expressions and body language. And who knows, perhaps he’s right. After all, nothing says “presidential material” quite like a man who has decided that appearing in person is too much effort.
Joining him, of course, is the eccentric Musk, ever the fan of unorthodox methods and seemingly on a personal mission to make every headline sound like a mad lib. One wonders what insight Musk, the self-proclaimed “Technoking”, will bring to this political tête-à-tête. Perhaps he’ll advocate for a Martian colony as a key plank of DeSantis’ platform, or maybe he’ll just chuckle in the background, adding a dash of Elon-esque mystique to the whole affair.
The audio-only format is also quite convenient for DeSantis, who has been accused by critics of exhibiting tendencies that some might describe as, ahem, “wannabe fascist.” Yes, with no video to worry about, DeSantis can steer clear of the uncomfortable optics that come with such accusations. You can’t be caught on camera looking like a dictator if there’s no camera, after all.
So, as we eagerly await this groundbreaking Twitter Spaces announcement, we can only wonder what exciting revelations are in store. Will DeSantis unveil a revolutionary policy proposal, or will he simply use the opportunity to express his deep and abiding love for Florida’s alligator population? Only time will tell, but one thing’s for sure: this is set to be one presidential campaign announcement that will be anything but conventional. And isn’t that just what we need in these oh-so-normal times?