The much-anticipated launch of Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s 2024 presidential campaign got off to an inauspicious start, in that it got off to no start at all. The highly-promoted Twitter Spaces that was supposed to host the event shut down after more than 20 minutes of “Preparing to launch…” headlining the screen. The word harbinger pops to mind.
How long will we have to wait before DeSantis officially joins the race becoming the Judy to Trump’s Punch, the Jerry to Trump’s Tom, the Hal to Trump’s Hotspur? How long before Twitter’s tech support asks Elon, “Can you make sure it’s plugged in?” And how long before anybody tries to do anything important on Twitter? Tune in again when… well… sometime in the future when Ron DeSantis whacks himself in the testicles with a croquet mallet again.