School Daze

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis poses for photos with supporters in Clive, Iowa. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

How much of your soul are you willing to sell to end Donald Trump’s political career?

I’m willing to sell quite a lot of mine. I’ve committed to supporting this sorry post-liberal droog in the Republican primary, haven’t I?

No one is willing to sell more of his soul to defeat Trump than Ron DeSantis. 

Yesterday the former president was confronted by a voter in Iowa with the allegation that “we have lost people because you supported the jab,” reflecting the conventional wisdom among many populists that the COVID vaccines funded by Trump’s administration did more harm than good. Trump could have and should have responded by pointing to the scoreboard, but that wouldn’t have made him any friends in a Republican primary. So he gave the prudent answer, noting that opinion is divided on the vaccines and that he opposes mandates, at least.

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