Why the DeSantis Inner Circle Thinks It Can Beat Trump

From a story on politico.com by Jonathan Martin headlined “Why the DeSantis Braintrust Thinks It Can Actually Beat Trump”:

Gathered around a conference table at the Florida Republican Party’s headquarters, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ inner circle did little to hide their eagerness to get into the presidential race or mask their frustration over the rising skepticism about their candidate-in-waiting.

Nearly six months after DeSantis won a landslide reelection in what was once a battleground state, emerging as one of the few good news stories in a disappointing year for Republicans, the Florida Story has been overwhelmed by a pair of countervailing narratives, to borrow one of the governor’s favorite words: his own inadequacies and the suffocating reemergence of one Donald J. Trump.