Tag Archives: Ron DeSantis

Governor DeSantis is rapidly losing the plot thanks to a rigid ideology of individualism

In his first year as Florida’s Governor, Ron DeSantis achieved more from a governing perspective than his immediate predecessor Rick Scott did in eight years. DeSantis also seemed on the trajectory to be Florida’s most effective Governor since Bob Graham. Then came COVID-19. I wrote three days ago that I had faith in the Governor […]

Ron DeSantis’ imperial governorship – a mixed bag with great potential

Governor Ron DeSantis has entered office with a bang. He’s spent his first two weeks in office suspending local elected officials, reversing Rick Scott’s policies on a few key matters and generally showing he’s able to use the power of the governorship as effectively as Richard Corcoran who is now in his administration, used the […]

Florida Democratic consultancy class is to blame for electoral failures.

Florida’s Democratic Party elite are exceptionally good at winning primaries and controlling the internal narrative yet exceptionally bad at winning general elections and understanding the electorate .  When you predict the first election accurately over the “experts”,you pat yourself on the back knowing that you were able to accurately predict the election and beat those […]

Rick Scott’s Friday Night Massacre undercut Ron DeSantis’ early good work and could tilt the 2020 Presidential Election

Governor Rick Scott has pulled a coup – a Friday Night Massacre that potentially will hand Florida’s 2020 Electoral College votes to the Republican nominee for President – be that President Trump or someone else.  Outgoing Governor Rick Scott waited until late on a Friday to complete a naked power grab. After years of ignoring […]

Data tells us racism DID NOT fuel the Gillum/Nelson vote split. In fact the data may shock you…

Election night and the morning after many around the Democratic Party and the national chattering classes were spinning that racism must have been the reason Bill Nelson received more votes than Andrew Gillum statewide (outside ballot error-driven Broward County). I pushed back on this suggestion because I don’t like the Democrats obsession with race and […]

2018 Governor’s numbers showed geographic shifts of both party bases continues

Democrats have been able in the last two election Gubernatorial election cycles to effectively further minimize Republican strength in urban areas. Comparing 2010 when Alex Sink ran a campaign which appealed to moderate voters, those dissatisfied with President Obama’s job performance and classic rural Democrats, once the bedrock of the party in this state with […]

Sorry elites. Florida proved again it is Trump Country.

Florida’s 2018 Election confirmed one thing – a closely polarized state it remains, but that Donald Trump can rally the GOP base and carry Republicans through close elections better than any member of his party in this era.  Trump, a part-time resident of the state is more popular and connected in this state than any […]