Ron DeSantis, after months of speculation, has finally joined the race for the Republican nomination. His policies, while unlikely to be popular on a national level, resonate with large numbers of Republicans.
The next step for the Florida Governor is showing voters that he can be personable and charismatic. As numerous viral video clips have show, acting like a normal human being has been difficult for him. His antics continued on Thursday when DeSantis lost his cool over a simple question from a reporter.
The Florida Governor was holding an event in Laconia, New Hampshire. After speaking to the crowd, DeSantis rushed off the stage without taking any questions from the assembled crowd.
After the event, Steve Peoples of the Associated Press asked, "why not take any questions from voters, Governor?" An irritated DeSantis responded, "People are coming up to me, talking to me. What are you talking about? Are you blind? Are you blind? People are coming up to me, talking to me whatever they want to talk to me about."
While being abrasive and bullying has been productive for Donald Trump, it has proven to be a bad strategy for other politicians. And it is unlikely to work for DeSantis.