Stone Cold Dead: A Reflection on Ron DeSantis’ New Ad

Meister Käßner
5 min readSep 18, 2023
Image from the Republican Debate used in the Stone Cold Dead ad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fviqge-A3FA

I was horrified to watch the Ron Desantis’ advertisement during the Patriots - Eagles game last Sunday afternoon. Using language from the first Republican debate, DeSantis took an extremely hard line against refugees trying to flee north across the Border from Mexico. DeSantis ginned up fear about cartels and suggested that anyone caught cutting through the border wall should be shot, “Stone Cold…

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Meister Käßner

I have been reflecting and writing about the stories, people, and places Northwest of Boston for thirty-five years. I also teach history and manage forest land.