While President Biden appears to still be planning on facing former President Trump once more in the upcoming 2024 Presidential contest, many Democrats are beginning to fret about the potential of Biden having to square off against an even ‘scarier’ opponent: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
As The Hill reports:
But some Democrats say that if Biden does run for reelection, he also needs to actively target Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and stop boxing himself into a Trump race.
Trump is all but certain to enter the race, but with the Jan. 6 hearings hammering him and potential lawsuits looming, DeSantis is the Republican to watch, some Democrats say.
“To me, DeSantis is the scarier prospect,” one Democratic strategist said. “He’s a smarter version of Trump, he’s way more strategic, and he doesn’t have a hundred lawsuits at his feet.“
“If Trump goes bust, and he very well may, he’s the main guy I’d be watching,” the strategist said of the Florida governor.
DeSantis has repeatedly used his position as Governor to oppose many Biden Administration initiatives, notably including the public health response to the Covid-19 pandemic.