posted by gut
So did Desantis botch his announcement to run or not?
Apparently he's is being mocked for a bunch of technical glitches and other issues. I think I'm with Musk on this one - everyone is talking about it, and isn't that ultimately the point?
From what I read, it had glitches, cut out a few times and had to be moved to someone else's Twitter Space or whatever, where it worked -- although that may have been attributed to the number of views falling from approximately 700K to 300K.
As for the "everyone is talking about it, so it's good" angle, I'm not overly convinced. I mean, sure for Musk and the concept of using Twitter as a media outlet -- that's just a matter of upgrading stuff so that having a ton of people viewing something at once doesn't cause it to crash. Maybe the first try didn't work as expected/hoped, but that's kind of how the first try tends to go. You see what went wrong and you fix it for future attempts.
For DeSantis, it's not going to be some sort of campaign-killer, but considering we all know how much Trump loves touting his numbers and how big they are -- often exaggerating those numbers to make them look bigger -- I think it's a safe bet that he/his people will have a field day with this in a bid to paint him as a minor league guy trying and failing to cut it in the bigs. You know, one of those "The one time I declared, it was on TV. A beautiful show, everyone was there. Millions were watching and knew I'd be a winner. Not like him. Where was he? On that one Internet site...it wasn't Truth Social, folks. It crashed, it burned, you couldn't even follow it, it didn't even have a million viewers. I could draw that in my sleep." things.