Republican Gov DeSantis is going to be in the same place former GOP New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had when Hurricane Sandy hit his state….
The storm whiped out the national politics in its aftermath….
While Republican Governor’s might diss Democrats in Washington DC for base points?
When the shit hits the fan and things go side ways…
They NEED those same Democrats to bail them out….
Politics be damned….
This could cost DeSantis’s led in any race for for the Republican Presidential nomination 2 years from now….It shouldn’t affect his re-election in November….
It was Sept. 20 when the White House was on alert for the potential that DeSantis was organizing a flight of migrants from Texas to President Biden’s home state of Delaware, his latest move to draw attention to the surge of immigrants at the southern border and what he viewed as the responsibility of blue states to share the burden.
One week later, DeSantis was on the phone with Biden in the first of three calls the two men have held this week to coordinate the response to Hurricane Ian as the storm knocked out power, flooded communities and destroyed homes across the state of Florida.
The seesawing between antagonist and partner comes as DeSantis tries to juggle building up his bona fides among conservatives should he decide to run for president in 2024 — potentially against Biden — and leading his state through what he and others have described as a generational storm.
“DeSantis is showing — though the process is ongoing — that he can play both the political culture warrior and the in-charge governor of the entire state,” former Republican National Committee spokesman Doug Heye said, calling DeSantis a “Trump with substance.”…
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), however, offers something of a cautionary tale at a time when the country is increasingly polarized. The former governor was hounded during the 2016 GOP primary campaign by attacks that he embraced then-President Obama during a visit in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, forcing Christie to address it head on as a liability with voters….
It will interesting if DeSantis can go back to attacking Biden after playing up to him for help that will be needed far into the 2023/2024 campaign season….