One pictures a sweaty Nikki Fried, complete with her hair in a Joe McCarthy-esque state of dishevelment, speaking before a simpatico audience: “I have here in my hand a list of nine people that were known to C-SPAN watchers as being members of the House Freedom Caucus and who nevertheless are still elected and shaping the policy of the nation!” At least McCarthy managed to get a bit of publicity from that list, as you may recall from history class. For Fried, however, the Twitter response seemed to be pretty overwhelming: “Yeah, and?”
Ron Desantis was one of the nine founders of the Congressional Freedom Caucus.— Nikki Fried (@NikkiFried) January 9, 2023
That’s why we love him.— Noah🇨🇦🇺🇸✡️🇮🇱 (@NoahRunsHisJaw) January 9, 2023
Which is another reason why we value him so much.— Brenda Frost (@BrendaFrost18) January 9, 2023
Thank you for adding to the list of reasons I like @GovRonDeSantis— LibertyWatchdog (@LibertyWatch01) January 9, 2023
Call me crazy, but I don’t think this was the reaction she was hoping for. Floridians think this is a win — as well they should, given what the House Freedom Caucus has accomplished. Alas, this might be the last we hear of Fried, unless she wants to continue losing elections in a state that’s becoming increasingly red. According to Ballotpedia, Fried’s one statewide win was a squeaker of a victory where she managed to beat Republican Matt Caldwell by fewer than 7,000 votes out of 8 million cast in 2018, a year where the winds were at the Democrats’ back. [firefly_poll] She lost by more than 20 points in the primary to Crist, who almost lost by 20 points in the general election to DeSantis. By the transitive property, one can safely guess that she, somehow, would have managed to do worse than Charlie boy did. And judging by her lack of Twitter game, I’d argue Fried’s future is, um, better suited to literally anything but getting elected in Florida. Maybe she can make a reverse-snowbird move and jet off to New York to start afresh — but aside from that, she clearly can’t read her state, much less the room. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
So you’re saying Ron DeSantis is awesome!We know, that’s why we voted for him. — Sir Aaron (@SirAaron_) January 10, 2023