Gov. Ron DeSantis Spells Out the Hard Truth Why Republicans Flunked Midterms
It’s no secret that Republicans did far worse than expected in the midterm elections and Democrats did better than they should have. Now all we have to do is figure out why.
Many things could be posited as to the cause of the underwhelming performance, but Florida Governor Ron DeSantis feels like he knows exactly what happened.
“You know, we assumed we were going to end up with like, 245 House members, we’re at 222 it looks like, which is a huge underperformance,” DeSantis said. “And so the question is, why did that happen? Because the way these midterms work, someone gets elected to the White House, and then there’s a reaction the other way, that’s what happens almost every two years and especially when people are pessimistic about the direction of the country, have a negative view on Biden, usually those voters are going to want to vote for people that are offering an alternative.”
“And yet some of those voters throughout the country, not in Florida, but throughout the country, even though they disapproved of Biden, even though they disapproved of the direction of the country,” DeSantis said. “They still didn’t want to vote for some of our candidates.”
Now, here is the key point that DeSantis makes. It’s very important so pay close attention.
The governor clarified that Republicans’ poor performance was not a result of the party’s division; rather, he claimed that Republicans nationwide did not follow the same strategy as Republicans in the state of Florida, which included focusing on showing leadership, refusing to back down from controversial debates, accepting difficult challenges, and concentrating on “producing results,” which “ends up attracting more people to want to be on your team and so that was not something that was happening throughout the rest of the country.”
WATCH: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) explains why Republicans underperformed in the midtermspic.twitter.com/Shd3itkppP
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) December 2, 2022
Is he right? Is that what we need to be doing to win over more voters to the Republican party? You would think that living in an abusive relationship with your state’s governor and congressmen would be enough to send them packing, but apparently it’s not.