People Shocked by DeSantis’ Big Change In New Photo

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Social media erupted with comments about Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis who appears to have slimmed down and improved his physical health significantly.

Many Americans are speculating that he has been preparing to enter the 2024 presidential race. “Sign of an imminent presidential campaign?” one person asked.

“I just read that he lost 15-20 lbs,” one person commented.

Jason Howerton commented that the weight loss would avoid the issue from becoming a punchline in hypothetical political debates.

44-year-old DeSantis has not offered any indication about whether he’ll run.

“DeSantis looks fit and ready for combat,” Howerton added.

Over 2,000 conservatives appearing at the annual CPAC conference picked their favorite potential 2024 Republican Party nominee — and Donald Trump won by a landslide.Trump received 62 percent of the vote. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis came in 2nd place after Trump with 20 percent of the vote.

Something else caught everyone’s eye: Kari Lake emerged as the leading favorite for Trump’s potential vice presidential pick. She received 20 percent of the vote.

DeSantis came in second as the choice for vice president of 14 percent of the vote.

DeSantis hasn’t announced whether he is running and he did not attend the CPAC conference.

Kari Lake recently lost as the Republican gubernatorial candidate in Arizona. She is fighting in Arizona’s Supreme Court over the results of the November election.

Lake has been a vocal Trump supporter and has successfully exposed the recent failures of the voting machines in Arizona’s largest county.