Ron DeSantis Visits Ottumwa

Everybody has different pass times that they look forward to. Some enjoy watching football in the crisp fall air, others flock to concert halls to enjoy live music, and some find themselves listening to political candidates. Presidential candidates often make Iowa their second home as they go town-to-town in an attempt to win over voters. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is just one county shy of visiting all 99 in Iowa, and he spent the weekend in the Hawkeye state.

Supporters gathered in Ottumwa on Saturday afternoon to listen to the candidate speak on a variety of issues. While his wife, Casey, addressed the crown, Ron played football with his son in the parking lot. He recently received the endorsement of Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, which many think will propel his campaign forward. He mentioned multiple times during his visit to Vine Coffee Shop that Iowa is a great state and has a great Governor.

One of the main current issues he discussed was education in our country, and how he believes certain schools indoctrinate children. “Universities should not be about indoctrination; they should be about education.” This was received by loud applause.

It’s hard to think about 2033, yet Governor DeSantis asked the crowd to picture his farewell address after two-terms of presidency. He wants to be able to say that the United States of America will be a sovereign nation once again, and that the government works alongside we the people. He rounded it off by quoting Ronald Reagan Farewell Adress, “[I]n my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here.” Ron DeSantis believes it is our responsibility to carry this torch, and we should not pass up the opportunity.

Governor DeSantis reminded constituents in attendance that Former President Trump is restricted to just four years, since he already served one term. “It’s a low reward because he’s (Donald Trump) gonna be a lame duck on day one.”