ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith is a type of guys who doesn’t care what you suppose about what he thinks; he’s going to let you know, anyway — in no unsure phrases. Such was the case on Friday’s episode of Smith’s “Know Mercy” podcast when he warned the left that Ron DeSantis is not any Donald Trump.
“Be careful what you wish for,” Smith admonished his listeners concerning the standard Florida governor: “He’s not the easy target Trump is.” In reference to Republicans (and certain unknowingly, independents and “squishy” Democrats sad with the disastrous Biden presidency and radical agenda of congressional Democrats):
They’re viewing him because the grown-up model of Donald Trump. And due to that actuality, when he runs, as a result of I consider he’ll, he’s not the simple goal Trump is. You wished Trump gone, not simply due to his conduct, his perpetual lies, and all of this different stuff. You wished him gone due to the insurance policies. You wished him gone due to how he reshaped the courts!
“You used his behavior to pull it off,” Smith mentioned, with a nod to the unending Democrat Party “witchhunt” in opposition to Trump:
You don’t get to do this with DeSantis. At least not primarily based on what we learn about him as of but. That’s why I say, watch out what you would like for.
The outspoken ESPN host describes himself as “liberal-leaning,” however “fiscal with [his] dollars,” clearly that means “fiscally responsible.” While he sees DeSantis as a direct menace to Biden, Smith believes Biden might beat Trump a second time:
Trump is someone that an 82-year-old Biden can beat. DeSantis? I’m not saying definitively that Biden would lose, however let’s simply say it wouldn’t look so good. He stands a much better likelihood, I’m speaking about Biden remaining in workplace if Trump is his opponent. DeSantis, girls and gents; that’s one other matter fully.
Obviously, Stephen A. is each bit as afraid of DeSantis changing into the 2024 Republican presidential nominee as he warned the left to “be careful what you wish for” relating to Trump’s demise earlier than the 2024 election.
Stephen A. is correct in his worry of Biden — or any 2024 Democrat nominee — dealing with Ron DeSantis fairly than Donald Trump. In a December 17 article, I asked: “Why are the Democrats working so feverishly to deny Trump the 2024 GOP nomination, when they should be praying he wins it?”
I requested the query in earnest.
As the outdated axiom goes, by no means intervene with an enemy whereas he’s within the means of destroying himself. Anyone who has paid consideration to Trump’s persevering with unforced errors ought to perceive that not less than he seems to be deliberately destroying his shot in 2024.
Truth is, Democrats ought to depend their fortunate stars if Trump wins the 2024 GOP nomination. There’s merely no justifiable motive for the Democrat Party’s persevering with worry of Trump — if he can pull it off, that’s, which I more and more doubt he can.
As I’ve written a zillion occasions, my evaluation has zero to do with “hating” Trump — I don’t; I voted for the man, twice — or being a “Never Trumper,” and all the things to do with a robust want to recapture the White House in two years, which I consider, at this level, DeSantis offers the GOP with the very best alternative to do.
Why? Because, as Stephen A. Smith mentioned, Ron DeSantis is a grown-up model of Donald Trump — with not one of the baggage or never-ending controversies.
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