Joe Biden BEAT Donald Trump by SEVEN Million votes 2 1/2 years ago….
That same Donald Trump is still crying and carrying a TON of legal problems on his back….
Ron DeSantis is down and up in the polls and has a problem with Foreign Affairs….
Which one FiveThirtyEight writes about….
Democrats’ slight preference for DeSantis over Trump — even if DeSantis might currently be better positioned to beat Biden — could be about one simple thing: Democrats really, really don’t want to deal with the former president again and might not currently be thinking in terms of who’s more beatable.
“I think most Democrats would be terrified of another Trump presidency, but I also think that most Democrats would not be happy about a DeSantis presidency and maybe think DeSantis is a lot like Trump but ‘more competent’ or something,” said Hans Noel, a professor of government at Georgetown University. “I don’t know if that’s the right interpretation, but it’s definitely one that a lot of Democrats have.”
Of course, we shouldn’t jump to conclusions about Democrats’ preferred challenger based on surveys conducted months ago. And let’s remember — this isn’t about Democrats liking DeSantis more, or even knowing much about him at all….
But when it comes to a head-to-head matchup between the two Republicans, it’s not hard to see why Democrats might have a slight preference for DeSantis being the GOP nominee, particularly at this early stage in the 2024 campaign.
For one, it’s possible that Democrats just aren’t aware of his (current) formidability against Biden, and think of DeSantis as more beatable than Trump, who scarred them in 2016 by pulling out that “impossible” win. Plus, Noel told me that DeSantis might be seen as a somewhat welcome alternative to Trump, particularly to voters who are convinced that the former president is “uniquely anti-democratic or uniquely a threat to American democracy.” Unlike Trump, DeSantis doesn’t have the baggage of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot or multiple investigations looming over him.
In other words, if Democrats really do prefer DeSantis at this stage, it could be more tied to their dislike for Trump rather than DeSantis’s special appeal. And as DeSantis draws more of the national spotlight, and especially if he acts like Trump during the primary (as I’ve predicted he will), Democrats could sour on him quickly….
A Biden vs Trump race would be the best I’d think….
Trump is gonna be fighting everyone AND EVERYTHING….
He’s gonna be in courts around the country ….
He’s gonna be tired….
DeSantis on the other hand ?
Maybe a novice on the national stage but in my opinion is a MORE dangerous person should he get to be President….
He owns Florida…
But America on the whole and as a world power seems to be something OVER his pay grade….
Leave a Reply
You must be logged in to post a comment.