Trump’s Nightmare Scenario?

Ron DeSantis with his family after winning reelection. (Photo by Giorgio Viera/AFP/Getty Images.)

One benefit of being a pessimist is that, when you’re forced to eat crow, it tastes delicious.

Expect the worst in any situation and your outcomes can range only from gloomy affirmation of your astuteness to pleasant surprise.

In my defense, yesterday’s midterm premortem wasn’t entirely wrong. Republicans did improve nationally with black and Latino voters. Weak gubernatorial nominees did matter, as Democrats down ballot in New York are discovering today. Trump’s looming presidential announcement really could upend the coming runoff in Georgia.

And Ron DeSantis is certainly now the prince of MAGA, if not the king.

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