DeSantis’ launch marred by horrendous tech failures

Source: Politico | May 24, 2023 | Kelly Garrity

The app repeatedly crashed.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was set to announce his highly-anticipated presidential bid during a Twitter spaces session Wednesday.

Then Twitter broke.

The app repeatedly crashed Wednesday night as thousands of listeners attempted to tune in to hear the Florida governor announce he was entering the race for the GOP presidential nomination. Thirty minutes into the event, DeSantis was finally able to begin speaking.

The response on the social media site was swift.


The spectacle represented a major embarrassment for both DeSantis and Elon Musk, Twitter’s relatively new owner, one that could haunt the former as he embarks on a bid to win the GOP’s nomination and the latter as he tries to position himself as a political kingmaker in the new media landscape.

DeSantis was slated to do additional interviews on more traditional mediums Wednesday night, where he will likely face questions about his launch on Twitter.


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    Sounds like a bad omen for DeSantis. Oh well. I really don’t see him having a ghost of a chance with the Trump cult GOP. The party will make sure Donny is the nominee; everyone else in the GOP clown card is an also-ran. There may be a few in FL who will go for DeSantis, but sane residents of the Sunshine State have seen the damage he has done to that state and are spreading the word: DeSantis is not an improvement over Donny and may in fact be a helluva lot worse.

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