Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is enthralling conservatives, while incensing his critics, in a political landscape where left and right are no longer defined by policy substance.
Debates on tax rates, the social safety net, or how big the Pentagon budget should be are mere trifles compared to what truly animates the body politic—which is dumb culture war battles.
These days, politics is increasingly distilled down to fights between feuding tribes on Twitter, focused on the culture war outrages of the day. DeSantis has proven deft at wading into these fights and pushing legislation squarely at the heart of them.