Liberals beware: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is primed to win the White House in 2024. Assuming former President Donald Trump doesn’t run again, Florida’s liberty-loving leader may be the Republican Party’s best chance to make the Biden-Harris administration a one-term dud.
And he’s not alone. Inspired by Trump, DeSantis epitomizes the new, unabashedly pro-American Republican Party, as he navigates Florida through the unspeakable tragedy that is the Surfside apartment collapse. The candidacy of DeSantis — and other Republicans like him — will charge to victory on two fronts:
“It’s the economy, stupid.”
If Democratic political strategist James Carville’s wise words still ring true, the Florida economy is a resounding success story for DeSantis to share. Due to low taxes and relatively light regulatory burdens, Florida ranks 2nd highest in the country for its 2021 economic outlook. With robust job creation following free-market policymaking, the Florida economy is actually operating above pre-pandemic levels, recovering 101% of its strength from before COVID-19.