Welcome back to The Best & The Brightest, I’m Peter Hamby. Tonight, the truth about the Obama 2008 analogy that’s been kicking around Republican circles as inspiration for how DeSantis might also pull off a come-from-behind underdog victory. There’s just one problem: DeSantis isn’t the Obama of the 2024 presidential race. If anything, he’s Hillary.
All that and more, below the fold. But first, here’s Abby Livingston with the latest drama on Capitol Hill…
Shutdown Forecasting & Hakeem’s Challenges By Abby Livingston
House G.O.P. Shitshowology: For weeks, sources have pointed to the upcoming House G.O.P. conference meeting on Wednesday as the first opportunity to get a sense of Republicans’ intended strategy for the fall—a particularly perilous moment given their leadership, the looming shutdown, impending retirements, candidate recruitment and...
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One of the bizarre ironies of DeSantis’s flaccid campaign is that the guy who wanted to out-MAGA Trump has ended up looking like Clinton: an overly professionalized Franken-candidate who could never conjure the enthusiasm of a more charismatic rival.
For the class of people rooting for a singular Trump rival to emerge in the G.O.P. primary—Republican donors, NeverTrumpers, some Democrats—time is running out. The Iowa caucuses are only four months away. And the Republican who was hyped as Trump’s toughest opponent, Ron DeSantis, is currently trailing Trump by some 40 points nationally and...
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