Florida starts turning on DeSantis

August 30, 2021 ☼ desantisfloridapandemic

Source: POLITICO - Link

The multi-front Covid-19 battle is becoming inextricably linked to DeSantis’ 2022 re-election bid, and more broadly his future White House aspirations. The governor remains popular with conservatives across the country and in Florida, but his steadfast refusal to implement Covid-related restrictions amid hundreds of virus-related deaths in the state and rising infection numbers has the potential to threaten his electability.

This was predictable, but I don’t think it will damage DeSantis in the long run unless more children (and grandchildren) die. At some point the pandemic will peak and he’ll look prescient as it winds down, even though many families will have suffered.