This surprised me.
It happened 10 days ago; I hadn’t been following Florida politics much for the past few months and missed int.
Randy Fine who has been from my POV a bit of an evil architect for many of the strange legislation rushed into Florida in midnight signings over the last few years under Gov DeSantis, flipped his loyalty to Trump.
I wouldn’t trust Fine anywhere except his stance on Israel which has been very consistent. But what he points out about DeSantis surprised me in that he noticed it and HAS BEEN NOTICING IT but keeping his mouth quiet so he could push through the other stuff he wanted.
DeSantis’ quiet antisemitism was obvious but to the most oblivious; every single time there was a NeoNazi situation in Florida, DeSantis only ever called it a hoax – each and every time – a hoax to make him look bad.
Never acknowledged any of the events – not a single one – as real, despite it being pretty common knowledge that the white power folks are spread across FL and have been for decades, part of Florida culture.
And to my surprise, that is exactly what Randy Fine pointed out was the breaking point; 18 months of DeSantis being consistently soft peddling the neo nazi stuff, clearly not wanting to offend potential voters.
The only reason I learned about this tonight was that there was apparently an event where DeSantis and Trump shared a stage, with Trump the clear victor no surprise vs DeSantis, who has been kept ignorant by the people around him I think at just how poorly he’s been doing.
So anyway that was it.