It remains to be seen where a lot of that will land. I agree though, DeSantis is making a national play that will like score points with voters for whom economics goes over their head (fun fact, Disney taxed themselves higher than they would’ve paid to the local taxman. Have fun paying that bill). That will likely play well nationally too, though at what corporate dollar cost now that he has gone there and attacked the real source of money. By that time Disney will likely have prevailed in court — even Miss Obsequiousness 2020 Jenna Ellis has said that. Having said all that, his real concern needs to be Trump. Trump is precisely the kind of guy who will stab him in the back if he thinks DeSantis will take some of his spotlight, or if he wants to run again. Then DeSantis is shtupped.
The GOP is trying to go as right wing as possible, and Desantis is leading the charge. The issue is that at the end of the day ,the more people that they attack, the less people will support the party. In Florida where people trend older due to retirement living, it plays well. However on a National scale Desantis's attacks are going to cost the GOP in 2022 and 2024. The Electorate showed that as a plurality they did not like Trump in 2016 and 2020. 2024 will be no different, especially with all the social issues being launched to the forefront. A party built on lies and the abandonment of free speech and business may do well initially, but when everyone starts to look and realize that there is no integrity backing these issues. It will be painful when the elections come.
I will agree with you there. DeSantis handed the Democrats free midterm fodder.
The Democrats have their own problems that it won't help them in the midterms.
Biden/Harris - unpopular as leaders
I view the Republican Party has more differences within the party right now.
Liz Cheney/Romney and those that voted or supported Trump impeachment. Hardcore never Trumpers. Neocon leaning
Mitch McConnnell and the like. Not for Trump but unwilling to go as hard line as Cheney/Romney. Neocon leaning
Nikki Haley/Tom Cotton/most R Senators. More likely to want to be on Trump's side, pro MAGA on economic issues, but also hard view on Russia, pro Ukraine/pro NATO. Neocon leaning. Avoids Republican cultural wedge issues
Rand Paul. Libertarians against too much NATO but pro Trump/MAGA, but knows well enough to not get into controversial cultural issues.
Ron DeSantis/Tucker Carlson/Candace Owens. Takes on establishment, and get heavy on cultural issues. Less support for NATO and wiling to immediately end sanctions on Russia, although we don't really know about DeSantis but that is my guess.
The Democratic Party is more united or homogenous at the moment, but it can also be problematic that very few are willing to oppose Biden within the Party, or have viewpoints challenging the Democratic party and be able to express it without being censured. If the Party is pro BLM, then nobody will call out the extremes of it. When Manchin and Sinema opposed the BBB bill, Sinema faced backlash within the Party and is censured, while the Squad that voted no for the bipartisan infrastructure bill gets no censure.