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IPFS News Link • Politics: Republican Campaigns

Will DeSantis Rescue Republicans or Let Them Down?

• A.B. Stoddard

For a critical mass of Republicans seeking to move past Donald Trump, the Florida governor is already the anointed savior. While Trump still holds the lead in most polling, DeSantis is almost always second choice and is the favorite for many Republicans who want a new standard bearer because they believe Trump can't win.

Though he has not yet launched a campaign, and his allies say he would not until the state legislature completes its session in May, DeSantis definitely wants us all to think he will soon be a presidential candidate. He has a new book out, there have been more visits outside of the Sunshine State, more interviews on Fox News, and more use of state power to curb a bunch of things he opposes as "wokeism."

His book is titled "The Courage To Be Free: Florida's Blueprint for America's Revival." It isn't subtle.