Note: This “Moore to the Point” commentary aired on NewsTalkSTL on Wednesday, September 21st. Audio included below.
We’re about seven weeks away from the midterm elections and naturally, that has most of our attention – will the Republicans take back the US House? Can they possibly take the Senate as well? Will their doing so result in an appreciable difference in our economy and the overall well-being of our country in the near term?
But 2024 looms – and there is already a great deal of speculation as to who the presidential contenders will be. Two of the obvious frontrunners are current governors – from opposite ends of the US. And two more contrasting leadership styles would be hard to find. From uber progressive California, you have Gavin Newsom (affectionately known as “Governor Hair Gel”). From the free state of Florida, you have Ron DeSantis who, in response to Newsom’s ridiculous call on the DOJ to investigate DeSantis for “kidnapping” migrants voluntarily transported to tony Martha’s Vineyard, opined that “I think his hair gel is interfering with his brain function.”
Newsom attempted a clever retort, challenging DeSantis to a debate, noting, “I’ll bring my hair gel. You bring your hairspray.”
Sick burn aside, it’s clear Gavin believes that tugging Ron’s pigtails will elevate Gavin’s profile – which speaks volumes about which of the two stands head and shoulders above the other.