The headline wrote itself.
I don’t have a ton to say here, but seeing these headlines immediately brought to mind my headline above.
First, via NB News: Ron DeSantis bashes Trump and teases plans to ‘supersede’ Obamacare. I think it is fair to suggest that the “replace Obama” ship has sailed, and this feels like retro-desperation.
“Obamacare hasn’t worked,” DeSantis said in the interview with moderator Kristen Welker, which aired Sunday morning. “We are going to replace and supersede with a better plan.”
Also, “repeal and supersede” in place of “repeal and replace” just seems so very DeSantis.
As does this:
He declined to provide details about how his plan would “supersede” Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act, adding that his campaign would most likely roll out a proposal in the spring.
So, for the record: retro-topic, terrible slogan, and details to come later.
That’s how you win ’em!
Second, DeSantis says he will win Iowa. I know he has to say things like that, but still. DeSantis is currently just shy of 30 points behind Trump. And given that Trump is already the most scandal-plagued major presidential candidate of all time (I mean, who else could it be?) then no revelations will change the dynamic at this point. Apart from a major medical event, I cannot see the dynamic of the Iowa contest changing at all. Even if Trump somehow became unable to run in the next two months, I am not sure that the beneficiary of that wouldn’t be more Haley than DeSantis.
No doubt, he can ride “repeal and supersede (details to follow)” to close that 30-ish point gap.