After months of clashing with the media, ripping on President Biden (D), and displaying pure efficiency with an open state policy, DeSantis is Public Enemy #1 for Democrats across the nation, just as the recent scandals sobering Governor Andrew Cuomo's (D-NY) stardom, and the mess that is Governor Newsom's (D-CA) California continue to unfold.
DeSantis has easily positioned himself among the top tier of US Governors as Florida has prospered.
Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) took to Twitter today to point out a Republican-led Florida's success over blue states such as New York and California.
There's a lot of Florida envy across the U.S. right now.
Businesses are opening in Florida. Unemployment is dropping. Home buying is increasing.
That type of prosperity under Governor DeSantis is very attractive to those who are having to endure lockdowns in other states.
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) February 16, 2021
According to many Florida polls, DeSantis has a higher favorability among Republicans than former President Donald Trump (R) who won the state of Florida by the largest vote margin since 2004 in his re-election bid. These numbers also stagger over other Florida GOP members such as Senator Marco Rubio, and Senator Rick Scott.
Top advisor to Senator Mitch McConnell, Josh Holmes, described DeSantis as, "having a moment with Conservatives." And with a 64% approval rating, this claim is hard to argue.
If Cuomo genuinely wishes to answer Socialist prayers of a 2024 run for the White House, then he better take notes from DeSantis and realize it takes more than whinny press conferences to be a leader.