Biden, DeSantis and the Politics of Hurricanes

The Wall Street Journal
Tevi Troy | September 22, 2022

As Hurricane Ian sweeps across Florida, some commentators have noted the potential clash of two men who may be running against each other for president in 2024, President Joe Biden and Gov. Ron DeSantis. The next week or so could determine what their working relationship looks like in the face of a disaster, and what implications it may have for 2024.

Hurricanes and other disasters have reshaped the political landscape before.

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Politicians and pundits often talk about the need for elected officials to work together without really meaning it. But in the case of disasters, cooperation is generally good crisis management and good politics.

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