Ron DeSantis can’t even beat Mickey Mouse. How is he probably going to beat Donald Trump?
Within the battle between Disney and DeSantis in Florida, Mickey wins.
And because the Florida GOP governor takes on the Magic Kingdom, his hopes of a White Home run – no less than a profitable one – look over.
DeSantis has peaked. And he hasn’t even introduced but.
As soon as touted because the conservative different to Trump, DeSantis is seeing his political dream collapsing.
Heavy-hitting donors are balking. Florida pols are backing The Donald. Insiders say that due to his lateness getting within the race he has no group in early major states like New Hampshire and South Carolina.
Trump – due to the arrow in his again from the grandstanding Manhattan DA – is definitely increasing his lead and his marketing campaign coffers.
The conservative Florida governor greatest recognized for booting migrants to Martha’s Winery and waging struggle on Mickey Mouse can’t get traction and in reality has seen his assist collapse over the previous few months.
DeSantis peaked months in the past when he acquired consideration for sending unlawful immigrants to the monied Massachusetts island, however that was by no means greater than only a stunt – very like his dispute with Disney.
The Florida governor can solely watch helplessly as Trump racks up endorsements and fundraising – which have solely elevated for the reason that former president’s indictment.
Simply this week, six extra Republican Congress members from the Sunshine State defected to Trump, exposing a obtrusive weak spot in DeSantis’s residence state. That makes a complete of 10 members of Congress from Florida siding with Trump.
Simply three Republican members of Congress nationwide have endorsed DeSantis.
As well as, a distinguished GOP donor went public about his dissatisfaction with DeSantis, saying that the GOP governor’s “stance on abortion and guide banning” is triggering different donors to remain away. Different Republican donors vented in a personal chat obtained by Rolling Stone.
“What the (expletive) is unsuitable with RD?” one donor wrote within the group chat, complaining about DeSantis campaigning out of state whereas large flooding ravaged south Florida.
DeSantis hasn’t been spectacular on the stump. His slightly picket supply is a stark distinction to Trump’s bombast. He has made gaffes, like calling Russia’s invasion of Ukraine a “territorial dispute.”
And the fights he has picked look petty. Does the common voter actually care about Disney flying the rainbow flag? Is it going to cease folks going to Disney? It’s a fringe subject. Disney is definitely doubling down in opposition to DeSantis. For DeSantis to close down Disney, it will be like Maura Healey making an attempt to close down the Patriots.
And so far as the remainder of the potential GOP candidates go, nobody is severely difficult Trump, although former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is making an attempt exhausting.
Chris Christie severely? The one factor he’s defeated is the buffet desk on the Ramada Inn.
For Republicans, it’s Trump or bust.