Jason Howerton suggested that such weight loss would avoid the issue becoming a punchline for DeSantis in hypothetical upcoming debates.
Great to visit with Gov. DeSantis this evening, who has demonstrated that there is a hunger for true courageous conservative leadership! pic.twitter.com/gCCtl2OUjH— Bob Good for Congress (@GoodForCongress) February 11, 2023
Commenters theorized the governor has lost anywhere from 15 to 20 pounds.
Holy cow, @GovRonDeSantis looks FIT and ready for combat. Not sure how much weight he’s lost, but his health/appearance is not going to be one of Trump’s punchlines in the debates. pic.twitter.com/LeQLh0mxFx— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) March 6, 2023
I just read that he lost 15-20 lbs. he looks fantastic— Katie Lingel (@KatieLingel) March 6, 2023
One Twitter user called weight loss “one of the hallmarks of an imminent Presidential campaign,” and concluded of DeSantis, “He’s running.”
I saw him speak in AZ less than a year ago and he looks like he’s lost 50+ pounds. Good for him!— Parker Perlmutter (@parkerperl17) March 6, 2023
Others shared a similar sentiment about the Florida Republican’s appearance:
We aren’t talking enough about Ron DeSantis’ weight loss. One of the hallmarks of an imminent Presidential campaign, weight loss leading up the the announcement. He’s running. https://t.co/NqdexpbZfM— CAtoTX31 (@CAtoTX31) February 27, 2023
He is running ! @JosephFordCotto https://t.co/xTM5bnk0ey— Luis MAGA (@luis_maga4) March 6, 2023
He’s running. https://t.co/wYBGeqxRMG— Ben Kew 🏌️♂️ (@ben_kew) March 6, 2023
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is widely believed a potential 2024 contender. After he left the Trump administration in 2021, he lost 90 pounds in six months.
DeSantis had lost weight and is looking fit and trim. He’s running. https://t.co/hzgz9NEIEv— The People’s Cube (@ThePeoplesCube) February 28, 2023
[firefly_poll] Pompeo has not announced if he intends to run. He told The New York Post last year he lost the weight to be healthier and was able to do so through a rigorous exercise schedule and a healthier diet. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Mike Pompeo: How I lost nearly 100 pounds in 6 months https://t.co/1O7xdFmp77 pic.twitter.com/Or7tZg71dM— New York Post (@nypost) January 6, 2022