Wars are a series of battles whose collective impact contribute to a win, or a loss. But, in certain instances, one battle is often enough to win or lose a big war, and no better example to demonstrate this fact than the one battle Ron DeSantis has been waging against Disney, a company well-known and well-positioned not to lose any battles or any wars. Watch Disney ruin DeSantis chances for a run in 2024 when the company forces him to give up on his twisted journey of punishing a giant of American capitalism by showing the world that he is really a paper tiger.
Eventually, Disney is going to make DeSantis look weak and impotent, and the wounds that the company might inflict on his fabricated personae will permanently damage his brand and show him as the naive and not-so-bright Governor of Florida.
It’s a battle that seems DeSantis has mortgaged his future upon. For better or worse, we believe that DeSantis will eventually come hat in hand to Bob Iger seeking some damage control for his incompetency. Will this be the lesson of his life? Not really. Men like DeSantis are flawed narcissists who often go down with the ship before they realize they lost.
How would that revenge-based tactics help him nationally seems not to concern him or his people. Yes, it may make him look strong, but so is an abusive husband to his wife.
DISNEY DOES NOT WANT A WAR
Disney is not looking for a war against Ron DeSantis, and the moment he presents himself secretly to patch up their differences, the likelihood is greater than good that Disney, under the leadership of Bob Iger, would let bygones be bygones as long as the company’s commercial interests are not irreversibly injured in the process.
The problem is Ron DeSantis and his overblown ego. He really thinks he can take on anybody with impunity. In Disney, DeSantis, based on their short history so far, has met not only his match, but he has engaged in a battle he will surely lose in the long run. There is no way in hell he will come out of this battle unscathed, especially when he talks about building toll roads that lead to the Disney theme parks.
How would that revenge-based tactics help him nationally seems not to concern him or his people. Yes, it may make him look strong, but so is an abusive husband to his wife. We believe that his re-election as the Governor of Florida has gone to his head. Literally,
Meanwhile, Disney’s clever lawyers put the ball in his court, and no matter how he responds, he will inflict some kind of deep wound upon himself. If not for his anti-business display that would dry up corporate donations as he battles Donald Trump in 2024, then for his lack of good judgement in taking on a juggernaut in the business world.
If Ron DeSantis insists on his revenge-style drive to punish and overpower Disney, watch for some in the GOP elevate the voices of Haley and Pence.
COMING FROM BEHIND?
Maybe DeSantis is betting that his candidacy, knowing that Trump has the reputation of a loser candidate, is as secure as his retributions against Disney. To that, we say: Remember how Jimmy Carter, the peanut farmer, came from behind in 1976 to win the presidency? Who is to say that Nikki Haley, the previous ambassador to the United Nations, or Mike Pence, the former Vice President, might not duplicate this feat in a world led by two resolutely unfit candidates?
The tactics of Ron DeSantis leave much room for errors. All of which can expose not only his authoritarian tendencies this country is tired of having watched them unfold during the Trump era, but also for his lack of prudence in how to choose his battles.
If Ron DeSantis insists on his revenge-style drive to punish and overpower Disney, watch for some in the GOP elevate the voices of Haley and Pence. Followed by higher poll numbers at DeSantis expense.
Just a warning shot across the bow to DeSantis’ intolerable crusade against a giant of capitalism.
Meanwhile, DeSantis and his people are snoozing at the helm. The way they snoozed when Disney took control of its destiny over its theme parks right from under his nose.