Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has made the decision to end his presidential bid just two days before the New Hampshire primary. Coming off a strong second-place showing in the Iowa Caucus, DeSantis cited the lack of a clear path to victory as his reason for suspending his campaign. However, he made it clear that he would support the party's eventual nominee.
In a 4½ minute video posted online, DeSantis expressed his preference for former President Donald Trump over another front-running candidate, former South Carolina Gov. and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley. DeSantis urged against going back to the "old Republican guard" represented by Haley, describing it as a repackaged form of "warmed over corporatism."
Acknowledging the will of the majority of Republican primary voters, DeSantis recognized their desire to give Donald Trump another chance. This sentiment has been echoed by several politicians who have recently suspended their campaigns, aligning their decisions with the start of the primary season. With the New Hampshire primary on the horizon, attention is expected to shift towards the South Carolina primary in February.