November 29, 2023

Fox News Readies for DeSantis-Newsom Debate on November 30

We are now less than two months away from votes being cast in the primary election for the GOP presidential nominee.

DeSantis received a nice campaign funding boost after the third Republican debate, and now he has another possible boom coming his way.

Fox News’ Sean Hannity will be hosting a debate between DeSantis and California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday night at 9 p.m. EST.

The Big Debate

Fox News is making much about this debate, as it is something we never see during a presidential election.

Newsom is not running, but he has been doing everything he can to raise his profile during this campaign, with the thought process being Newsom is readying himself to step in if Joe Biden leaves the race for some reason.

This was DeSantis discussing, in part, the debate that will take place against Newsom…

Newsom, if you recall, was interviewed by Hannity after the last debate, accusing DeSantis of lying about various positions he was taking.

Newsom was actually echoing lies that were told about DeSantis by Haley, leaving out key context. I am sure that DeSantis will be ready if Newsom decides to push those narratives during this debate.

I have mixed feelings on this, unsure if it will generate the buzz that Fox News, Hannity, DeSantis, and Newsom think it will create.

While I think it could give DeSantis a boost, there is no real benefit other than the minimal exposure he will get from the debate.

He is competing with Thursday Night Football to boot, with the Dallas Cowboys playing, so I am not sure how many NFL fans will be turning away from the game to watch two governors debate.

I could be dead wrong about this, and I hope I am for DeSantis’ sake, but this entire production just seems a bit silly to me.

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