Robert Delaney
Robert Delaney

SCMP Columnist

On Balance by Robert Delaney

Is Florida governor Ron DeSantis a Donald Trump clone – or viable alternative for 2024?

  • DeSantis deserves some credit for his handling of the Covid-19 crisis, keeping numbers in control while avoiding economically crippling lockdowns
  • Though seen as a potential alternative to Trump in the 2024 presidential election, he is giving mixed signals as to whether he wants to appeal to the majority or Trump’s hardcore base