佛罗里达州共和党州长, 11 月的第二个任期显然是最受欢迎的, 在展望未来的共和党选民眼中继续上升 2024 总统竞选.
Start with the bombshell testimony of former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson to the 1/6 committee on Tuesday.
While we can — 还会 — debate whether Hutchinson’s testimony puts Trump in legal jeopardy, it’s already clear that what she said has damaged him in some corners of the conservative world.
“Trump is a disgrace,” wrote the editorial board of the conservative Washington Examiner after Hutchinson’s testimony. “Republicans have far better options to lead the party in 2024. No one should think otherwise, much less support him, 他正在向他旁边的朋友解释……‘如果我做不到……请告诉我的爸爸妈妈我爱他们。”
之后 “惊艳的” two hours of testimony from Hutchinson
, former Trump White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney 宣告
, “That is a very
, very bad day for Trump.
Trump’s loss is
, 德桑蒂斯’ 获得. 另一个有线新闻网络在他们的媒体节目中试图告诉我们这是夸大其词 — both nationally and in swing states
— shows the Florida governor as the only potential candidate running anywhere close to even with Trump
. (A recent New Hampshire poll pegged DeSantis at
39% 至 37% for Trump.
Much of DeSantis’ rising popularity is due to a sort of hybrid Trumpism — all of the war against wokeness without the, um distractions presented by the former President.
DeSantis has spent the better part of the last year in a culture war against the likes of Disney, 批判种族理论, math textbooks and the LGBT community — among other targets.
As part of that effort
, he signed a law in April that would ban abortion after
15 周. 星期四, 一个 Florida judge ruled that the law was unconstitutional
Which, at first blush, you might think is bad news for DeSantis. But the image of the Florida governor battling for life in the face of an out-of-control judiciary, which is the story he will tell of the decision, is a clear winner for him with Republicans energized nationally over the recent Roe v. 韦德裁决.
“We reject this interpretation because the Florida Constitution does not include — and has never included — a right to kill an innocent unborn child,” 德桑蒂斯’ office said in a statement after Thursday’s ruling. “We will appeal today’s ruling and ask the Florida Supreme Court to reverse its existing precedent regarding Florida’s right to privacy. The struggle for life is not over.”
重点: DeSantis has emerged as a legitimate contender for the Republican nomination — even if Trump decides to run for a third time in 2024. Which is a remarkable statement.