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Then-candidate for Governor Ron DeSantis attends a campaign rally in South Daytona, Fla., November 4, 2018. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters) Why Democrats were fools to cast him as MIA during the holidays.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I ncoming criticism comes with the territory in politics, and responding to it is a skill. There are four, maybe five, schools of thought on how best to do so. Over the Christmas holidays, Ron DeSantis gave a clinic in one of them.

How to Respond

The first method of responding to criticism is simply to ignore attacks and hope they go away. Given the volume of criticism that faces any public official, everyone has to use this sometimes. In general, however, this tactic is only an option for dealing with real vulnerabilities if you can depend upon a sympathetic media to smother …

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