DeSantis, RFK, Jr., and “Lincoln Conservatives”

According to a Ron DeSantis “rapid response” organizer, you can call yourself a Republican or a conservative if you are anti-Lincoln.

I actually agree with the first part, but the second is just laughable.

Ron DeSantis has been a very good governor in Florida, but as I have said many times, it would be better to have 50 Ron DeSantis governors than DeSantis as president.

You see, if you have his own people arguing that Lincoln was in any way “conservative”, you’ve already conceded the field to the other side.

This is the real problem with the West Coast Straussians. They get some things right, but their full throated support of Lincoln and “equality” as conservative forces the American right to operate from a position of weakness.

You are playing ball on the other team’s home field. More importantly, you are playing their game by their rules. And they can change them if they choose.

The end result? We lose.

Trump’s potential legal issues could make DeSantis the front runner for the Republican nomination, but as I suggested last week, if that happens I think Trump runs third party.

The real wild card is Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

I don’t trust the Kennedy clan, and I was very hard on the family in my The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes, but Kennedy is the most intriguing candidate who has announced so far.

He is good on foreign policy (the only real issue for the presidency), talks about real “reconciliation”, and has made the establishment Democrats squirm.

He has admitted he was wrong for believing establishment lies. That’s a plus.

He might even pick someone equally interesting as his running mate.

I hope Kennedy runs third party, or perhaps FOURTH party in 2024.

A four way race would be the most exciting thing to happen in a long time.

It might actually result in an establishment defeat.

All of this made for good Podcast fodder. I discuss DeSantis, Kennedy, and Lincoln “conservatives” on Episode 835 of The Brion McClanahan Show.

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