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The DeSantis Delusion

Posted on AllSides May 24th, 2023
From The Left
Elections, 2024 Elections, Ron DeSantis
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If Ron DeSantis is supposed to be more electable than Donald Trump, why did he sign a ban on most abortions in Florida after six weeks of pregnancy? That’s manna for the Christian conservatives who matter in Republican primaries, but it’s a liability with the moderates and independents who matter after that point. It steps hard on DeSantis’s argument that he’s the version of Trump who can actually beat President Biden. It flattens that pitch into a sad little pancake.

If DeSantis is supposed to be Trump minus the unnecessary drama,...

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