Ron DeSantis and Tim Scott’s campaign ads feature two different Republican parties
Ron DeSantis, on the other hand, did something a little different. He announced his campaign on Twitter Spaces with Elon Musk. But for many, the glitchy start to the event was more memorable than DeSantis’ stern message to fellow Republicans.
It was the perfect setup for the choice Republicans will have to make in Iowa, New Hampshire and beyond: Do they want a president who follows in the footsteps of Ronald Reagan – an optimistic, idea-driven president – who shake hands and kiss babies? Or do they want someone like Trump: a leader who uses the internet to push the attack on the cultural issues that have divided the country.
Now Scott and DeSantis join a packed GOP field that includes former governors Nikki Haley and Asa Hutchinson; entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy; and of course, the dominant favorite, Donald Trump.
This week on Playbook Deep Dive, Playbook co-author Ryan Lizza talks about Scott, DeSantis and all things 2024 with POLITICO Political Bureau Chief Jonathan Martin; and co-author of the best-selling, This Won’t Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future.