Thoughts on 2024….
I really can’t believe I did this, but Monday night I spent two hours back-to-back watching the speeches made by former President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on their recent trips to Iowa. Both basically said the same thing on most of the major issues facing the country, but the difference in style and demeanor was striking.
Frankly, Trump is just unlikeable. He is arrogant and rude, and he rambles on and on. I know that many in the base of the Republican Party still like him, but no one else does. He is, in my humble opinion, unelectable.
DeSantis on the other hand comes across in a much more positive manner. I think he would be electable, and a stark contrast to Biden in terms of age and vitality.
If the choice for the Republican nomination comes down to Trump and DeSantis, my choice would clearly be DeSantis. I know there are other candidates as well, and I’ll give them a look see as the campaign unfolds, but I just don’t think that any of the others can successfully contend with Trump.