DeSantis: Graceless to the End

“DeSantis’s departure from the race revealed another problem with his candidacy. He was graceless throughout, especially so on his way out the door.” Said DeSantis: “Trump has my endorsement because we cannot go back to the old Republican guard of yesteryear, a repackaged form of warmed-over corporatism that Nikki Haley represents.”

— John Ellis, on Substack

DeSantis’ Disastrous Campaign Eroding His Standing in Free State of Florida

“Interviews with nearly two dozen lobbyists, political consultants and lawmakers revealed that DeSantis’ struggles as a presidential candidate have already eroded his influence in Florida. There is a widespread expectation that his candidacy will end in failure. His standing at home may depend on how long he slogs forward in the presidential campaign — and how he will manage his exit from the race if he eventually drops out.”


Reason #12: Why DeSantis Is a Bad Governor (and Would Be a Bad President)

$377 million

Bloomberg: “Florida Republican Governor and 2024 presidential contender Ron DeSantis quietly rejected hundreds of millions of dollars in federal energy funding, as the Biden administration touts the benefits of its marquee climate law on the campaign trail in battleground states. …The funding, totaling about $377 million, included hundreds of millions of dollars for energy-efficiency rebates and electrification as part of the Inflation Reduction Act, as well as money from the bipartisan infrastructure legislation that became law in 2021.”