Gov. DeSantis Urges Republicans to Let Go of Defeat and Focus on Winning

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appealed to Republicans during a speech in Michigan on Thursday, urging them to let go of the culture of defeat and start winning.

The governor spoke at the Midland County Republican Party’s annual Dave Camp Spring Breakfast, where more than 600 people were in attendance.

“In this endeavor, there is no substitute for victory,” declared DeSantis. “And what I see around the country with Republicans is they’ve started to develop a culture of losing.”

He pointed to the recent news that a leftist candidate won an important seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and last year’s midterm elections as examples of why the party has fared poorly in some areas.

“In Florida, we have a culture of winning, we have a culture of execution, and we have a culture of delivering results,” DeSantis said. “You need to be able to win.” He went on to stress the importance of having courage in one’s convictions and being willing to make sacrifices when necessary. “You got to understand that whether it’s a governor, whether it’s a mother going into a school board meeting to protest some of the insanity, they’re gonna come at you,” he said. “But you know, I think it’s worth making those sacrifices, lord knows people have made much bigger sacrifices in the history of our country so that we could be free.”