Conservatives discovered a new champion in Orlando today. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis spoke at CPAC's convention and figuratively flipped the bird at the Republican establishment.
DeSantis said, "Florida's leading on the issues that matter to conservatives, we don't spout hollow rhetoric, we take decisive action. And what's true in Florida it's true for conservatives across the nation. We cannot. We will not go back to the days of the failed Republican establishment of yesteryear."
His words perked the ears of 75 million Americans.
His actions are louder.
CPAC fled Washington for Orlando because his state is not on lockdown. Plus there are not 20,000 National Guardsmen patrolling the streets.
He said, "We are in an oasis of freedom in a nation that’s suffering from the yoke of oppressive lockdowns. We look around in other parts of our country, and in far too many places, we see schools closed, businesses shuttered and lives destroyed. And while so many governors over the last year kept locking people down, Florida lifted people up."
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