Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has come under fire recently.
But it’s not just Donald Trump who’s gone after him.
And Ron DeSantis was just attacked by this GOP Governor for taking on woke corporations.
Ron DeSantis took on Disney.
That is unheard of – but DeSantis won – and Disney saw a 44% drop in its stock prices.
This GOP Governor doesn’t like DeSantis taking on big business
There was a time when the Republican Party was known as the Party of Big Business.
And it even made sense as most owners of America’s major corporations were conservatives who opposed leftist ideologies and embraced Republican ideals.
But that changed decades ago.
As owners and the heads of major corporations and multinational conglomerates became more leftist, more socialist, and more Democrat, the script was flipped.
Now, for the most part, the major corporations and multinationals are, along with the union bosses, the funding source of the Left.
The four legs of the modern Democrat Party stool are Big Business, Big Labor, Big Government, and Big Tech.
But some Republicans are still living in the past or are too beholden to Big Business to ever take them on.
One such Republican is Governor Chris Sununu of New Hampshire.
Sununu recently attempted some jabs at DeSantis over culture wars and over DeSantis taking on Big Business.
The attacks come as both GOP Governors take steps that are leading many to believe they will run for the 2024 GOP Presidential nomination.
DeSantis’ fight against Disney, is “one of the many examples”
Sununu took a shot at his fellow Republican Governor by warning that conservatives should resist using government power to punish “woke” culture.
“There’s a lot of leadership that says, ‘You know what? When we’re not getting that result out of a private business or locality, we’ll just impose from the top down our conservative will,’” Sununu said on CBS News’ Face the Nation.
When he was asked if he was referring to DeSantis’ fight against Disney, the New Hampshire RINO said DeSantis is “one of the many examples” of what he is worried about.
“Look, Ron’s a very good Governor . . . but I’m just trying to remind folks what we are at our core,” Sununu tried to explain.
Of course, Sununu sounds more like a corporate lobbyist than a supposedly conservative GOP Governor.
And he is clearly leaving out the most important part.
The efforts by DeSantis and other Republicans are not penalizing Big Business but instead taking away their taxpayer-subsidized perks and money.
That is the very definition of a conservative course of action.
But then again Sununu wouldn’t know “conservative action” if it hit him in the head.
Jockeying for position
Most political experts believe Sununu is just jockeying for position in what could be a very crowded GOP field.
In addition to Trump and DeSantis, many others have either already announced or appear ready to.
They include establishment neoconservative Nikki Haley who just announced her run.
Also included are fellow Governors or former Governors Glenn Youngkin of Virginia, Larry Hogan of Maryland, and Kristi Noem of South Dakota.
So Sununu is trying to get out in front early and stake his claim as the more libertarian-leaning candidate.
GOP strategist Ryan Williams, who has worked on Presidential and New Hampshire-based campaigns, said Sununu is “trying to draw early contrasts with a potential 2024 rival.”
But Williams continued with a warning to Sununu, “That being said, the moves that Gov. DeSantis has in Florida to target big corporations that support far left social agendas is extremely popular with the base. Criticizing his moves will not win you points with the party faithful and the conservative voters who dominate the closed primaries. It might give him [Sununu] some appeal with independents who are looking for someone who is more mainstream or moderate.”
Whatever course Sununu decides to take, Williams is correct in his assessment of attacking the much more popular DeSantis.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.