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Austin talks about how Ron DeSantis’ response to Idalia could affect his attempt to run for President.


Austin: [00:00:00] It’s often been said that trying times do not necessarily build character or create it in an individual, but it will often reveal it will. Perhaps the big reveal is going to be coming forth with Ron DeSantis in the way that he handles Hurricane Idalia, currently wreaking havoc on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The governor is in a unique position to take the national spotlight away from the political race that he’s involved in seeking the presidency of the United States, and how Governor Ron DeSantis, as Florida’s chief executive officer, responds to the trials and tribulations of dealing with a natural disaster like this could really benefit him if he handles it correctly.

There have been other leaders in the past who have been defined by the way that they handled a crisis for a brief period of time. Rudy Giuliani was probably the most popular politician in the country based on the way that he responded to the 911 attacks. George W. Bush also got a huge boost in his personal ratings right after the tragedy in New York in 911.

Bottom line, bad things happening to a large state like Florida can provide a spotlight and a stage for Ron DeSantis to really shine or perhaps take a step back. I have a feeling this event is going to define the rest of the presidency attempt or the attempt to win the presidency for DeSantis. If he handles this well, it will propel him to a higher position in the polls. If he doesn’t do well, that will probably wrap up his his run for for 2024. It’s that serious and it’s that late in the game. For Ron DeSantis, the attention is on him. Let’s see what happens. And by the way, God bless everyone that’s in the path of this hurricane and that’s the comment, I’m Austin Rhodes, AM 580/95.1 FM News Talk WGAC. [00:00:00][0.0]

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