The thing about Ron “Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer” DeSantis is but for malignant ding-dong Trump, he would be elected in 2024 and become America’s Putin. See exhibit one:
Add to this the fact that Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer is asking for millions to start his own private army at his beck and call and it definitely seems that really the only thing that stands in the way to us waking up 20 years from now wondering why DeSantis is demanding we free Canada from the “woke cancel culture mob” is, well, Trump.
But there is another way to look at things.
I still believe that if there is going to be a National Divorce, it will be when Blues refuse to bend a knee to Trump’s autocratic MAGA Nazi fascism. And, yet, I suppose it’s possible that some sort of combination of events might conspire to make it Red states, not Blue states, who decide to leave.
And if that it happen, then the issue of what would people like DeSantis handle any sort of Red secession crisis. If DeSantis has lost the GQP nomination to Trump, he will be a very establishment governor in a Red state, so if something happens and Texas and, say, South Carolina call up secessionist conventions, what DeSantis thinks about it all will hold a lot of weight.
I think, in general, if DeSantis sensed that Red states were serious about leaving the Union, he would jump in head first to joining any sort of neo-Confederate States of America.
But, like I said, I think if a secession crisis happens, it will be Blues to do it. And, also, here is another other datapoint to mull.