Rumors have heated up that Rep. Matt Gaetz wants to run for governor of Florida. NBC reports that with current Gov. Ron DeSantis facing term limits, Gaetz’s possible announcement was the topic of conversation in Tallahassee during a state legislative function the past few days. One longtime Florida Republican lobbyist told NBC, “There was a lot of talk about it at the reception last night, and Gaetz was telling people to basically expect him to be in.”
It’s clear Gaetz enjoys the spotlight. His public appearances over the past few months have seen him attacking everyone in his party not named Trump, and can be interpreted as him positioning himself to be the GOP’s next top Florida Man. Frankly, for those who have watched Gaetz’s craven political theater these past few years, it’d be more shocking if he didn’t run for a new office.
Gaetz has the kind of detestable personality that inspires reactions, both voluntary and involuntary, and this news was no different.
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One of the most shared … feelings about this news can be summed up in about five words.
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And finally, a sentiment shared by most who heard the news:
God help us all if Gaetz can get atop of Florida’s political system. As we have seen, Florida governors can do a world of damage.
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