Florida Governor Ron DeSantis spoke with Fox News Radio’s Guy Benson about upcoming elections and the difference between himself and President Biden —and DeSantis absolutely torches Joe.

“[Biden is a] doddering, quasi-senile president who has to have his press team clean up his remarks after every time he opens his mouth versus somebody like me who’s out there — I’m very direct, I say what I mean, I mean what I say, I lead and I get things done.”

DeSantis also touched on the voter registration swing in Florida — Republicans now hold the advantage.

“You’re looking at close to a 400,000-registration swing,” DeSantis said. “And the thing is, is I thought we could catch them by my election at the end of this year, in November. We caught them in November of 2021. And so then I’m like, man, maybe we’ll be 50,000 to 100,000 up by the election. We’re already at 100,000. So that this pace, we could be 200,000 to 250,000 registrants ahead. “

“And I think here’s why it matters for elections in Florida, mid-term elections for sure but even presidential. Registered Republicans turn out at higher rates than registered Democrats. And then a Republican like me, I’m going to get a higher percentage of registered Republicans than the Democrat will get of registered Democrats. You know we still have legacy Democrats who are — who are pretty conservative. And so, functionally it used to be Democrats outnumbered us, we had a turnout advantage, and then you’d kind of fight in the middle. That was why Florida was really a swing state. Well, now, we have a — we’re building a big registration advantage and the turnout advantage. And then I think this —”

Benson interjected, “You’re leading among independents as well.” Aware of the fact that in 2014 the GOP’s Rick Scott won Florida by only 1 percentage point and that DeSantis squeaked through in 2018 by a mere 40,000 votes, Benson asked, “What counts as a blowout in this state? Six points?”

“Oh, who knows … Florida’s a tough state. It’s always a tough state to kind of get your — because there’s many moving parts,” DeSantis answered. “And we’ve always been a transient state. But I think now, being able to capture such a rapid change — and it is an ideological migration that is skewing very heavily to Republicans. Like, we don’t really know.”

“Is this state — is your leadership in this state a model, do you think, for other Republicans around the country at the state level and maybe nationally?” Benson queried.

“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,” DeSantis said.

Read the full interview over at The Daily Wire:

[h/t Daily Wire]

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