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Can Ron DeSantis go to the White House on the back of an anti-business message?

Gov. Ron DeSantis launched a furious offensive against the company, despite Disney’s large footprint in his state. Disney paid a price for its public objection to legislation he supported. Despite attacking a major employer, he was reelected easily and sees a path to the White House. Gov. DeSantis’ use of governmental power to respond to the efforts of private businesses is new. In 2011 book, he excoriated Obama for “exercis[ing] a roving review authority over a number of large companies”. Issues of race, gender and sexuality are inextricable from his focus on business.