The former New Jersey governor is the best-equipped GOP contender to call out the former president’s misdeeds and lies—and it could spark a trend.
Matt K. Lewis is a Senior Columnist at The Daily Beast and the author of the forthcoming book, Filthy Rich Politicians.
Instead of winning the votes of normies, Ron DeSantis seems to be trying to build a movement of hard-right loyalists. But cult leaders need charisma… and Trump’s got him beat.
On what was supposed to be an important night for the Florida governor, Ron DeSantis’ 2024 announcement left many wondering if it is a catastrophic sign of what’s to come.
The Florida governor is uncomfortable around regular people, hides from the media, and is too skittish to take on Trump. What’s the point in running at all?
Corporations are not your friends, my friend. They’ll do whatever performative displays of “correct” politics they need to, whenever they need to.
The ex-prez apparently knew he couldn’t just magically declassify documents, undercutting his defense that he’s an incompetent mess (but harmless).
The Arizona senator is hardly the first (or the worst), but can’t seem to separate her work for the people and the freebies of political privilege.
It’s way too soon for the media to dismiss it all as a GOP-cooked nothingburger. So distrust (if you must), but verify.
The indicted congressman’s improbable rise to power is a failure of Republicans, Democrats, and the media.
Voters prefer Trump on the economy—and even Democrats think he’s too old. Sadly, there’s no still better option to beat Trump.