Republicans Need a New Leader. They’re Looking to Florida.
Indeed, any movement conservative sealed in a time capsule circa 1984 and emerging today would recognize Mr. DeSantis as a more or less standard Sunbelt Republican — a fiscal conservative wooing people and businesses to his state based on a favorable economic climate who is also anti-elitist, socially conservative and eager to reform public schools.
None of this is new. What stands out as a true departure is Mr. DeSantis’s willingness to use government power in the culture war.
NYT Op-Ed. By Rich Lowry. Mr. Lowry is the editor in chief of National Review.