Ron DeSantis Mimics Top Gun's Maverick In 'Top Gov' Ad, But Resembles A Former Democratic Governor

Zinger Key Points
  • A new political ad from Ron DeSantis takes on popular movie "Top Gun: Maverick."
  • DeSantis is listed as the favorite or co-favorite to win the 2024 presidential election by many platforms.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is seeking reelection in November, put out a new campaign video taking on “corporate media.”

The advertisement comes as DeSantis builds support as a leading Republican candidate for the 2024 Presidential Election.

What Happened: The ad sees DeSantis imitate Maverick, the fictional Navy pilot played by Tom Cruise in “Top Gun” and “Top Gun: Maverick” from Paramount Global PARAPARAA.

“Top Gov… Dogfighting… Taking on the Corporate Media,” First Lady of Florida Casey DeSantis tweeted with the video.

The video features DeSantis’ "rules of engagement," including "Don’t fire unless fired upon, Never back down from a fight" and "Don’t accept their narrative."

DeSantis says the rules of engagement take on corporate media and shows clips of him battling with reporters at press conferences and publicly.

DeSantis, dressed in a bomber jacket and portraying similar scenes from the Top Gun movies, is shown in the cockpit of a fighter jet at the end of the ad.

Related Link: Trump Is The Favorite To Win The 2024 Election If You Listen To Canadian Betting Markets 

Why It’s Important: By riffing on a popular movie — “Top Gun: Maverick" is the highest grossing movie in 2022 — DeSantis intends to create strong brand awareness for his campaign.

But observers promptly compared it to the widely panned 'tank video' from 1988 featuring former U.S. Presidential candidate and Democratic Governor Michael Dukakis

DeSantis, who is taking on U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist this fall, served in the Navy as a JAG officer and was awarded with a Bronze Star Medal. DeSantis still serves in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

He also credited his wife with the idea for the ad in an appearance on “Fox & Friends.”

“I think it was something that my wife initially thought about,” DeSantis said.

DeSantis has seen public support increase for a potential bid as the 2024 Presidential candidate for the Republican party. Tesla Inc. TSLA CEO Elon Musk voiced his support for DeSantis earlier this year.

On betting exchanges, DeSantis has been rapidly moving to the lead candidate and front runner to win the 2024 Presidential election.

DeSantis is tied with former President Donald Trump as the favorite at +300 on the DraftKings Inc. DKNG betting platform in Canada. Betting on elections is not currently supported by many U.S. betting exchanges.

Betting exchange company PredictIt, which offers $1.00 payout for the winners of certain outcomes, lists DeSantis as the favorite at 31 cents. Trump and Joe Biden are listed close behind at 25 cents and 22 cents, respectively.

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11 Best Black Friday Deals on Amazon

11 Best Black Friday Deals on Amazon

The best Black Friday deals from Amazon are still coming hard and fast because the holiday is not yet upon us and the mega-retailer prefers to keep consumers on the hook for as long as possible—spending as much money as possible. 

To that end, here are some of the best Black Friday deals from Amazon that you might want to consider today.

Calphalon 10-Piece Pots and Pans Set

Regular Price: $172

Sale Price: $138.88

Calphalon’s 10-Piece Pots and Pans Set is designed with stainless steel, stay-cool handles along with pour spouts. The nonstick surface is PFOA-free and built with hard-anodized aluminum that is both durable and conducts heat extremely well. The set includes 2 fry pans, a sauce pan with cover, saute pan with cover and large stock pot with cover.

Apple AirPods 2nd Generation

Regular Price: $144

Sale Price: $85.49

The 2nd Generation AirPods from Apple connect to all Apple devices and give you an enhanced listening experience. Plus, they come with a case that keeps them safe and allows you to charge them in a secure environment. With over 24 hours of battery life, access to Siri and easy setup, you can start listening to your favorite tunes or podcasts today.

Adidas Ultraboost 21 Running Shoes

Regular Price: $129.98

Sale Price: $89.98

The Adidas Women’s Ultraboost 21 running shoe is perfect for anyone who likes a short run, maybe a 5K, half marathon or more. Coming in several colors and styles, you can slip these shoes on, enjoy the cushioned outsole, sink into the supple insole and secure laces.

Ninja AF101 Air Fryer

Regular Price: $129.99

Sale Price: $97.83

The Ninja AF101 Air Fryer allows you to crisp, roast, reheat and even dehydrate food products faster and cheaper than ever before. It has a 4-quart capacity and offers a wide temperature range along with several time settings so that you can customize each dish to your needs. Plus, all the parts are dishwasher safe.

Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones

Regular Price: $199.95

Sale Price: $99

Beats by Dr. Dre are among the best headphones on the market, and the Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones include the Apple W1 chip, Class 1 Bluetooth and 40 hours of battery time. These headphones even have a built-in microphone and offer an adjustable fit so that you can be comfortable whether you’re listening to an Android or iOS device.

Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner

Regular Price: $198.98

Sale Price: $175.98

The Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner allows you to keep your home spotless and clean up after your pets. The cleaner comes with the Hoover Paws and Claws Deep shampoo and a storage mat to keep the floor dry once it’s put away.

LG CordZero Auto Empty Cordless Stick Vacuum

Regular Price: $999.00

Sale Price: $851.71

The LG CordZero Auto Empty Cordless Stick Vacuum and Wet Mop All in One Tower is designed to work in homes with several pets or children and clean up all the messes that life brings. The battery lasts up to 2 hours, and there’s an extra removable battery that gives you even more cleaning time and power.

Breville Fresh and Furious Blender

Regular Price: $278.60

Sale Price: $199.95

Breville, a top name in blenders and juicers, offers the Fresh and Furious Blender, featuring 50-ounce capacity, Vac Q technology, pre-programmed cycles, LCD display and lid with pull ring. With the Fresh and Furious Blender, you can make everything from a smoothie to a soup and everything in between.

Hot Tools Professional 2000 Turbo Ionic Hair Dryer

Regular Price: $89.99

Sale Price: $55.63

The Hot Tools Professional 2000 Turbo Ionic Hair Dryer is designed for professional use, but it works perfectly in the home. With 1875 watts of power, 6 heat and speed settings and a lightweight design, you can easily style your hair and utilize the diffuser, cut back on the frizz and stretch the 8 ft cord for maximum functionality.

Columbia Heavenly Long Hooded Jacket

Regular Price: $160

Sale Price: $97.38

The Heavenly Long Hooded Jacket from Columbia is designed to be light for everyday use, but it’s heavy enough to protect you from the cold. The plush fleece lining, security pocket, water resistant fabric, 2-way zipper, and zippered hand pockets make the jacket both protective and functional.

ConAir InfinitiPro Hair Dryer

Regular Price: $49.99

Sale Price: $29.99

ConAir is one of the biggest names in hair and beauty, and the InfinitPro is an 1875 watt hair dryer designed for professionals with ceramic technology. The dryer comes with a diffuser and concentrator, and it allows you to blow out your hair just the way they would at the salon.

Deals the Experts Are Hoping For

Experts believe that Amazon’s Black Friday sale could linger for quite some time. It all started with the Prime Early Access sale on October 11 and 12. Previously, Amazon has offered the “Epic Deals” sale that ran through late October. 

This is to say that any sale could come up at any time. 

Even so, those monitoring Amazon are looking forward to a few potential deals, including:

  • Apple Watch
  • AirPods (any generation)
  • MacBook Pro
  • Large, underpriced TVs
  • Amazon Echo
  • More small home appliances (Dyson or Shark vacuums, Instant Pots, etc.) 

While these predictions are based on last year’s Amazon Black Friday Sale, it’s important to remember that most Black Friday sales are fairly consistent and push the products that are most likely to sell.


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