Ron DeSantis and Elon Musk have established a prior relationship
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ relations with billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk have been making headlines lately, as their alliance is attracting unprecedented attention. Even before DeSantis’ team officially confirmed his run for the U.S. presidency, it was evident that a connection was brewing between the politician and the business mogul. During a news conference held after Musk agreed to deliver 120 satellites to southwest Florida to assist the victims ravaged by Hurricane Ian, DeSantis revealed they were already working together.
During the recent legislative session, DeSantis’ Republican-led assembly gave a nod to Musk by approving a bill to protect private spaceflight companies such as SpaceX from getting sued in the event a crew member is killed or injured during a flight. The relationship between the two has been viewed from two angles by WPTV political analyst Brian Crowley – as a strictly political relationship or a business relationship. However, it is believed that it could possibly be a combination of both.
Elon Musk, who has been struggling with Twitter since he took over, will now dominate Twitter Spaces, which could give him extensive interest. Having a billionaire’s loud voice that echoes support for you during a presidential campaign is a significant appeal to a candidate. Crowley stated that both Musk and DeSantis stand to gain mutual benefits from an alliance. With over 140 million Twitter followers and billions in the bank, together with his public opposition to the former U.S. president Donald Trump, Musk’s influence on voters is significant, as is his impact on big-time donors, which could give DeSantis a much-needed boost.
As Crowley also indicated, Musk has previously expressed support for a DeSantis run in 2024, but he has yet to endorse a candidate fully. Recently, he tweeted support for South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott, who announced his presidential campaign this week. It seems that Elon Musk might be leaning towards supporting Ron DeSantis over other presidential candidates. However, given Musk’s self-proclaimed political moderation, doubts still exist as to whether or not he will fully endorse DeSantis, or if this is just part of their business strategy for now.
Therefore, it is possible that the alliance between the pair and their ambitions for success could lead to long-term strategies and collaborations in the future. It is worth noting that their partnership could have significant ramifications in Florida and beyond, especially regarding the 2024 presidential elections, which has been the subject of much speculation in the political arena.