This week on Ring of Fire!
Donald Trump seems to have woken up panicked about being prosecuted on Wednesday morning, so he got on Truth Social and posted a string of conspiracy theories before demanding that he receive legal immunity from prosecution. The Supreme Court is eventually going to take up the issue, but not before the appellate court gives their decision in the coming weeks.
Vivek Ramaswamy's presidential campaign has cancelled their TV ad buys and they don't have any ads planned for the coming weeks as the Republican primary voting begins. The campaign swears that this was always the plan so that they can remain "nimble," but the truth is that the campaign is going down in flames and the money just isn't rolling in anymore. Voters have already settled on their candidates, and Ramaswamy's charm wore off quicker than he expected.
The Republican Party is ending the year 2023 in one of the worst financial situations that they have seen in modern times. The Party has about $7 million cash on hand (after debts are subtracted,) giving them about one-third of what the Democratic Party has on hand. This is all because Ronna McDaniel is such a horrible leader and has overseen some of the worst Republican fundraising and election results over the past 7 years.
The latest polling out of New Hampshire shows that Nikki Haley is now within striking distance of Donald Trump, as she only trails him by 4 points. Could Haley pull an upset and actually win a few states? That possibility seems to be becoming more and more likely as Haley starts gobbling up support from the also-ran Republican candidates that are fading into oblivion.
According to insiders close to Ron DeSantis and his campaign, the Florida governor is pretty much out of the presidential race at this point, and the campaign has entered what they are calling a "hospice mode" before he drops out. Everything went wrong for DeSantis from the moment he entered the race, and most of it has to do with the fact that he is just a grossly unlikable human being. Failures like that can't be overcome, and it will make it hard for him to serve his last two years as governor.
All that, and much more, on this week's Ring of Fire Podcast!