The Attempt to Anoint Ron DeSantis as Trump’s Heir Will Fail

Source: The New Republic
by Alex Shephard

“DeSantis is now enjoying the kind of moment pols dream about. The mainstream and conservative media have anointed him not just a rising star on the right, but perhaps the leading contender for the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential nomination. Betting markets are rating him that way. And, on the right, there has been a coordinated effort to boost DeSantis’s profile — and to paint Donald Trump, correctly, as the biggest reason why Republicans fell short of expectations in the midterm elections. But there are plenty of reasons to believe that DeSantis is being overhyped.” (11/11/22)