“Governor Joe Lombardo” sure has a nice ring to it. So does “former Governor Steve Sisolak.” But that’s last year’s news. Here are 10 predictions for 2023.
1. Ron DeSantis runs for president. Florida Gov. DeSantis has long been the top challenger to Donald Trump. The former president hoped to scare him off by announcing his 2024 bid last November. It won’t work. Expect DeSantis to formally announce his intentions after Florida’s legislative session ends in early May.
2. So will at least six other high-profile Republican candidates. Trump’s best chance of winning the nomination comes from facing a divided field. That will happen. Mike Pence, Nikki Haley and Mike Pompeo are essentially already running. Others who are likely to test the waters include Sen. Tim Scott, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin.
3. The media declares DeSantis…