Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to Announce Candidacy for President, Paperwork Filing Imminent
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is expected to formally enter the 2024 presidential race soon, and political analysts are weighing in on both his and former president Donald Trump’s strengths and weaknesses.
NewsChannel 5 political analyst Brian Crowley highlighted DeSantis’s five years of accomplishments as governor, which appeal to conservatives, and his ability to achieve them without the dramatics associated with Trump. However, Trump remains beloved by a significant fraction of the MAGA movement, and he hopes to win enough primaries and caucuses to secure the Republican nomination.
As the spotlight on these candidates intensifies, their pluses and minuses will come under more scrutiny. WPTV anchor Michael Williams asked Crowley about DeSantis’s weaknesses, and he pointed out the governor’s avoidance of tough questions from the media, which may hurt him on the national campaign trail.
Trump’s biggest challenge, according to Crowley, is more legal trouble. With the possibility of future indictments looming, Trump could potentially face jail time down the road.
Florida will undoubtedly play a significant role in shaping the political landscape for the 2024 presidential election. And with the race heating up, the complexity and burstiness of the candidates’ campaigns will become crucial. For DeSantis and Trump, success on the national stage will require the ability to navigate the media, appeal to a broad base of voters, and avoid legal trouble.