After this year’s poor midterm election results, many conservatives are turning to Florida and its governor as a model of success. Gov. Ron DeSantis celebrated the resounding GOP gains in Florida and asserted that his strategy in the Sunshine State should serve as the “blueprint” for the party going forward.
According to Just the Press, DeSantis addressed the future of the Republican Party during a news conference in which he praised the party’s accomplishments in Florida while highlighting its national faults.
DeSantis stated that the midterm was an unimpressive and disappointing showing, especially considering that Biden’s ideas are enormously unpopular and people believe the country is headed in the wrong direction.
Florida is the only location that he believes people can use as a model.
The performance of Ron DeSantis has propelled him to the top of many conservatives’ list of future presidential contenders, with former President Trump taking preemptive blows at his potential opponent.
At his press conference, DeSantis referred to Trump’s remarks as “noise.”
When you do, when you lead, when you get things done, you take incoming fire, he said. That’s simply the way it is, remarked the governor.
On election night, DeSantis hailed his decisive victory as a sea change in Florida politics. Not only did we win the election, but we also rewrote the political map. According to DeSantis, after four years, the judgment has been rendered. “Freedom is come to stay,” he reportedly told CNN.
Along with the re-election of DeSantis, Florida Republicans scored significant wins down-ballot, flipping traditional Democratic strongholds such as Miami-Dade, Osceola, and Palm Beach. Just the News claimed the republicans now possess a supermajority in the state legislature.
These results contradict the national performance of the Republican Party, in which the party narrowly secured a majority in the House and will lack a majority in the Senate by a small margin.
What allowed DeSantis to completely conquer a once-purple state?
The BBC reports that it began with his response to the COVID epidemic.
His position against lockdowns mask requirements, and mandatory vaccinations resonated with many people.
Kaitlin Cope, a Florida resident who left New York during the epidemic, stated Florida and Miami are open and free cities and states. Latino voters in cities such as Miami voted overwhelmingly for the incumbent, with one voter stating that Latinos are weary of the Democratic Party’s broken promises.
DeSantis has also been praised for his disaster relief efforts following Hurricane Ian and his opposition to teaching young students about sexual identity. In addition to banning abortions after 15 weeks in the state and moving illegal immigrants to big Democratic cities in the north, he has gained huge points with the conservative base.
His conservative agenda has energized the state and removed it from the map as a swing state, as seen by DeSantis’ resounding victory.
Many people believe that DeSantis will run for President in 2024. Desantis is very popular in Florida. During the re-election campaign, he was asked about a potential run for 2024. DeSantis pointed out that there was still a lot to do in Florida and left it at that. However, rumors continue to swirl around about when he plans to make that announcement.