Popular podcast host Joe Rogan has voiced his opinion on who could be the best Republican presidential candidate for 2024 with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis catching his interest.
On Tuesday’s episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” Rogan was discussing the 2024 election with actress Gina Carano. “So all this stuff is happening while we have a dead man as a president,” Rogan said, commenting on President Joe Biden’s low approval rating and criticisms of ailing physical and mental health.
“Are you throwing out any support towards anyone or are you gonna hold off?” Carano asked, in relation to the 2024 election. “Didn’t Elon Musk come out recently for DeSantis?”
Musk, who has been a lifelong Democratic voter, has in recent months discussed his disillusionment with the Democratic party and recently commented on his serious consideration of voting for DeSantis in 2024. DeSantis has yet to announce his intention to run, but Rogan agreed with Musk in the belief that the Florida governor should heavily consider it.
“I think Ron DeSantis would work as a good president,” Rogan said. “I mean, what he’s done for Florida has been admirable.”
Rogan explained that he believed DeSantis’ leadership in the COVID-19 pandemic was admirable.
“I feel like what he did for Florida, a lot of people gave him a lot of grief, but ultimately he was correct,” Rogan said. “He was correct when it comes to, like, deaths, he was correct. And when it comes to protecting all vulnerable populations, he was correct in terms of distribution of monoclonal antibodies.
“He was furious when the government tried to pull those, they were trying to pull very effective treatments. You know, he is not perfect. He’s a human being, but, um, what he’s done is stand up for freedoms,” he added. “People think that, that this was some weird gaslighting s–t that went on where people equated freedom and saying the word freedom to like right-wing bigotry and hate is so strange.”
DeSantis was one of the first governors in the nation to push back against the Biden administration. During the pandemic, DeSantis refused to enforce national mask mandates or shut down businesses. While this made him unpopular among the Democratic party, his staunch resistance earned widespread approval from the Republican voter base.
In a recent poll, DeSantis came out as the most popular national Republican candidate for 2024, beating out former President Donald Trump by two points.
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