DeSantis and the Dunedin National Side came into Williamsport, Pennsylvania that season, for a spot in the Little League World Series and were winning sectional, state and regional tournaments before losing to a team from California. “As a child,” Dantes would say years later, “to do that and then to get there, you know, really I think that has taught us a lot, ‘well, if you set goals And you work — and we practice every day in the summer — you practice hard, you have the opportunity to do some of those things. “And the mission for the” D “, of their peers The belief was, nevertheless, by no means limited to baseball. “His goal,” said Brady Williams, now a minor league manager, “was to become president of the United States.”
And so after finishing his studies at Dunedin High School, where he was doing all-conference but simultaneously mock debates and was on the homecoming court, he went to Yale, where he had his first game in his first year He was the first to hit – a single in his first at-bat.
Four years later, DeSantis asked Stuper to write him a recommendation letter for Harvard Law. “He showed me the last two years of his transcript,” Koch said. And nowhere was there a B on it, and I, ‘Jesus, it’s like a Stepford freaking transcript.’
Lest he be accused of doing anything, but removing Dissentis, Stuper talked about what went right After Dissentis began her collegiate career with a well-hit base. “‘D,’ I said, if you go, we’re going to hit and run,” the coach said. “I am not going to give any hint or anything. We are going to hit and run just on the first pitch. “OK, OK, OK.” ‘And? “So, um, it didn’t work, because before the man even threw a pitch to the plate, he lifted D.” Stopper called it “Cardinal Sin” for one hit and run. He said, “He might have forgotten, but not me.”
“Absolutely,” DeSantis said in his office, after more than 22 years, when asked if he remembered.
The governor said that it was the umpire’s fault.
“See what happens,” he said, “When you have a two-man umpiring crew, the base umpire is behind the pitcher, what a pitcher will do is a bald move. They used to lift the left heel, As they were going on the plate, but then they would turn around. And so the stopper was, like, ‘You can never climb on it.’ I was like, ‘Coach, he was bald.’
DeSantis holds a minuscule inner circle. This can often include only his wife and his chief of staff. Sometimes, some say, it is not even. “The political circle is linear,” said Scott Parkinson, a former chief of staff, “and it’s him and Casey.” And it was right from the start.
In early 2012, Travis Cummings was set to run for a spot at the State House in northeast Florida, and he was having lunch with Kent Sterman – who now tops the Dentsys’ short list of friends But then did not come back met him. Cummings told Sterus about DeSantis, calling him “interesting” and “like such an upstairs boy”, that “Sterold was recalled.” A few days later there was a knock at his door. It was not Ron DeSantis. It was Casey Desantis, a midday host on the most rated network affiliate in Jacksonville, whom she married in 2009. He was “stumping for her”.
“I said, ‘Hey, I’m going to this charity event later tonight. There will be a ton of money in the room. Bring your husband. I introduce him to the people.’ He is, like, ‘We’ll be there. ‘ And it’s like a hundred degrees outside – it’s like 3 o’clock – and they’ll be there like 6 o’clock. I told my wife, ‘there’s no way I can see it’ – 6:15, there they go. . ”
That year, in his first campaign for elected office, Dennisis was 33 years old, in the right place at the right time and not by accident. He had identified an open seat in Congress in the newly formed 6th District of Florida, which extended from Jacksonville to Orlando, but did not actually include any part of any city, “a Turner District”, a In the words of the Democratic strategist, somewhat radar and prominently. Winnable for a Republican.
DeSantis was simply to get through a jumble primary. To do so, he ran so against the sitting president, not against six other GOP candidates. Against the government. Against Washington. Double Ivy Leaguer ran as an outsider in the mold of Senator Mike Lee and Ted Cruz as a “constitutional conservative”, as a Tea Party hard-liner. He wanted to withdraw the environmental regulations and repeal the Affordable Care Act by abolishing the Department of Energy. He wanted strong border security, opposing amnesty for undeclared immigrants. He opposed all gun reform. He said there should be a picture of Barack Obama on the food stamp and the president wanted to create “a dependency culture”. He said that a second term of Obama would mean the death of “limited government”. His pitch attracted the attention of national conservative groups such as FreedomWorks, the Club for Growth and the Conservative Victory Fund; Lee, Utah Senator; Controversial Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpio; John Bolton – and the most prominent peddler of racist theory that Obama was not born in America