The DeSantis Campaign: Where Anti-Woke Goes to Die
The Florida Governor's presidential campaign is decompensating in front of our eyes, says Grant Stern
Florida’s once ascendant Governor is running a presidential campaign where anti-woke goes to die. By this time next week, Ron DeSantis is poised to become a bizarre footnote in history. Late Monday night, the conservative electorate in the middle American state of Iowa left Ron DeSantis in a distant second place and on the outside of the presidential race looking in after the first in the nation nominating contest.
DeSantis just cemented his legacy of being a losing candidate who railed against his own Republican Party’s “culture of losing,” his book bans, laws based on cheap moralism and a couple of hundred million pounds from his high-end donors to redefine national failure. Let us review how the anti-woke warrior weaponized Florida’s government as part of his failed presidential campaign to try to drive a lorry through a loophole preventing unlimited political spending, only to drive his campaign into a ditch. When facing the tough questions he avoided in Florida by cloistering himself with right-wing propaganda outlets and shunning critical journalism landed, he was ill prepared.