Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sparked rumors that he was planning to run for president after a famous speech in which he devastated Joe Biden and his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. grandfather.
The right-wing Republican Party, “both an ally and possibly an opponent of Donald Trump,” made the attack at the Conservative Party Political Action Conference (CPAC), the largest annual gathering of grassroots conservatives in America, Guardians reported.
The event was held in Orlando, his home state, but his “wide-ranging and nationwide address, not to mention Trump’s name, is consistent with keeping an eye on a potential race for Trump.” White House in 2024 or 2028,” the newspaper said.
DeSantis is currently governor of Florida after representing the state’s sixth congressional district in the House of Representatives from 2013 to 2018. Before entering politics, he served in the United States Navy and graduated from Law School. Harvard.
DeSantis achieved national fame earlier this year following his comments to reporters about big tech companies censor conservative figures has spread. DeSantis said at a press conference in February that “you can whip me in the leg, but don’t tell me it’s raining” – a phrase now printed on a wide range of pro-Republican merchandise.
But unlike Trump, the former lawmaker “is owed his promotion not only for his record of sticking with the free media”, but also for his “knack of being vindicated almost whenever he does,” said The Economist.
The rising political star ran for governor of Florida back in 2018 with a campaign “very pro-Trump” that he has become an interesting figure for the national media,” the newspaper said. However, DeSantis came to victory after winning the approval of the then-president.
However, “instead of becoming the divisive, inefficient governor one would have predicted,” DeSantis then went “favor-centered,” increasing teachers’ salaries, campaigning for the Everglades and advocating for work. medical marijuana use.
Similarly, his management of the Covid-19 pandemic has cost him money in support, with a group of Florida parents suing him for his efforts to “prevent schools from introduce masking duty when children return to classrooms in September”, walkie talkie reported.
CNN senior political commentator David Axelrod suggests that a standard governor “would recognize the threat and think it was your job to work day and night to make sure that every eligible resident gets Vaccinations can save their lives.”
But according to Axelrod, DeSantis instead saw an “opportunity” to appeal the “noise right” that had advocated The ‘show-off challenge’ to anti-Covid measures such as “against shutdowns, mandatory mask wearing and other public health measures”.
Indeed, the governor has “chosen himself to be the leader of the resistance” against Joe Biden’s pandemic strategy, the CNN expert added.
At this week’s CPAC, DeSantis attacked Biden’s chief medical adviser, Anthony Fauci. “From the very beginning, we refused to let this fall into some kind of Faucian astigmatism, where people’s liberties were restricted and their livelihoods destroyed,” he said.
“Florida has defeated Faucism. Freedom has prevailed in the state of sunshine. I really believe that if Florida didn’t lead, the country could be like Canada or Australia.”
The Economist said his management of the pandemic “cost him a lot of support among non-Republicans”. But DeSantis “has done a better job defending care homes than some of his media-loved Democratic counterparts,” and “admittedly, once again resisting criticism.” on his own, he got most of the big calls.”
Other challenges DeSantis faces include “stretching Fallout from the deadly Surfside apartment collapse and fear about other buildings that might fall into disrepair” in Miami, Daily Monster reported. But there’s no doubt his star is on the rise – and that “has got conservative sponsors excited,” added The Economist.
President DeSantis’ hopes centered on the fact that many Republican donors “hate” Trump but “afraid that their preferred alternatives,” including former vice-president Mike Pence, “couldn’t retain the former president’s staunch followers,” said The Economist.
While Pence was “taunted”, the paper continued, DeSantis “is being cheered on at right-wing populist rallies” – suggesting that he is the “first alternative” to Trump, who can jointly hold the former president’s base of support.
During his CPAC speech, “the crowd cheered and applauded DeSantis,” The Guardian said, giving their boos to Biden. “I can tell you there is one person who just hates Florida: his name is Joe Biden,” DeSantis said.
Conservative political commentator Karol Markowicz has stated that Team Biden is all too aware of DeSantis’ growing popularity. The New York Post columnist argued that his attacks on handling the pandemic were “all about knocking down a successful GOP governor”.
“DeSantis has become a target because he will not bend the knee and continue to take measures that have failed everywhere else,” Markowicz said. “The White House is now picking a fight with him precisely because he succeeded in opening up his state and making the rest of the country follow suit.”
DeSantis is “an astute politician” who is “apparently intelligent” and boasts an “unprecedented streak of success” based on a “more effective style of Trumpism”, The Economist said.
“The governor is a talented politician and so far a winner,” the paper concluded. “But his rise is not enhance an improved version of Trump’s populism as much as its victory. “
https://www.theweek.co.uk/news/world-news/us/953759/rob-desantis-florida-governor-tipped-republican-presidential-candidate Ron DeSantis: Florida governor tipped to be ‘Trump 2.0’ presidential candidate