Non-MAGA Conservatives Might Have Found the Leader They Were Looking for In Ron DeSantis

Source: The Daily Beast
by Matt Lewis

“Going into the midterms, I assumed Republicans would perform well enough to prevent them from having to do any soul-searching or make any changes. This has been the pattern: Trump’s surprise victory in 2016 taught Republicans that they didn’t have to make any changes, the 2018 midterm losses could be dismissed as the historical norm for the party in power, and Trump’s 2020 loss couldn’t possibly be instructive, since he actually won the election. (He did not win the election, but he did try to steal it after he lost.) Tuesday night’s midterm results make it much harder for Republicans to pretend that they are on the right track. … For those of us who are longing to find a way to once again vote Republican, DeSantis holds promise. … Unfortunately, it’s not an easy solution. It might even be a case of ‘Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.'” (11/11/22)