We here this over and OVER about the Republican Governor running for the 2024 Republican Presidential Nomination….
He seems to NOT have read the memo about MOST voters voting on how they perceive and ‘feel’ about a possible Presidential canidate vs policy….
DeSantis isn’t winning on the latter account….
Below we have a report on DeSantis campaigning …..
His first swing as an official candidate showed his sometimes brusque approach to the up-close-and-personal appearances expected in early states — a concern some Republicans had raised about his prospects in the months leading up to his launch. The governor had some deeper exchanges on his trip, at one point hugging a woman who talked about being a military spouse and telling her, “People don’t appreciate the family effort.” But he often met information from voters with a couple of words: “Oh, nice.” “Oh, cool.” “Oh, great.”
His approach stands in contrast to some rivals and past contenders who have embraced ask-me-anything forums and lengthier conversations with voters. Trump, who long relied on huge rallies, has started holding more intimate events, including some where he takes audience questions.
Successful presidential hopefuls have found varied avenues to leave lasting imprints on their audiences. Bill Clinton was known for his warmth in one-on-one conversations; President Biden has been known to talk at length to attendees and offer hugs; George W. Bush was the candidate voters wanted to get a beer with; Barack Obama roused people with high-energy speeches; and Trump tapped into grievances while blowing past the usual bounds of political discourse — an approach that continues to win him wide support in his party….
DeSantis’s four-day tour offered a first glimpse of the governor in full campaign mode. He took blunt new swings at Trump and pitched himself as more electable, more effective and a regular guy.
He tailored his message to each state: In Iowa, where Republicans have passed a six-week abortion ban, he made sure to mention the similar ban he recently signed in Florida. In New Hampshire, where Republicans have been far more reluctant to restrict abortion and have only narrow control of state government, DeSantis didn’t mention the issue over the course of several speeches….
Kicking off his tour there, he laid out his blockbuster legislative session in Florida and his base-pleasing fights with foes such as Disney. Then he worked the crowd — at one point passing up an opportunity for an extended conversation that other politicians might have jumped at….
image….DeSantis speaks with supporters Friday at the Grove On Augusta in Gilbert, S.C. ….Sam Wolfe for The Washington Post