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TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — In a lengthy, wide-ranging interview on my radio show last evening, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis hailed his record in the state, blasted political and media critics, and opened up a bit about his personal life. The discussion began with questions about Florida’s new lawsuit against the Biden administration over continued mask mandates on airplanes, as well as the historic shift in the Sunshine State electorate — moving from a heavy Democratic registration advantage to a six-figure GOP lead for the first time ever. After covering those breaking developments, we moved on to a wide array of other topics. Here’s the entire interview, with a number of highlighted excerpts listed below:
Some worthwhile highlights: (1) DeSantis reveals he’s never conducted polls or focus groups on governing decisions: DESANTIS: Well, I certainly think we’ve been willing to lead with purpose and conviction without worrying about whether it was safe to lead or not. Like, I have not conducted a single poll since I’ve been governor. I just do what I think is right —
BENSON: Focus groups?
DESANTIS: Never, not once. Now, I’m going to have to start polling the horse race when I get into the election but […]
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