President Biden has repeatedly talked regarding taking on former President Trump. He further tells anyone who will listen that he’s the only Democrat who can beat the former president, and he announced last month that he wouldn’t be disappointed if Trump ran against him in 2024. Yet some Democrats stated that if Biden does run for reelection, he further needs to actively target Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and stop boxing himself into a Trump race. Trump is sure to enter the race, yet with the Jan. 6 hearings hammering him and possible lawsuits looming, DeSantis is the Republican to watch, some Democrats say. [tweet_embed] August 10, 2022[/tweet_embed] “To me, DeSantis is the scarier prospect,” one Democratic strategist announced. “He’s a smarter version of Trump, he’s way more strategic, and he doesn’t have a hundred lawsuits at his feet.“ “If Trump goes bust, and he very well may, he’s the main guy I’d be watching,” the strategist stated of the Florida governor. Throughout his administration, DeSantis has made it a point to use Biden as a foil, accusing the president of policies he states are taking the nation in the wrong direction. Recently, he has doubled down on Biden’s push for vaccine booster shots to help fight COVID-19, which still rages throughout much of the nation. “We just saw Joe Biden test positive for COVID, right? And I’ve said we wish him well on that, but you know, this guy has taken how many booster shots? I mean, seriously, [he’s] done all this stuff and gets it,” DeSantis explained to supporters late last month at an event in Tampa. Throughout another address that week, he further used Biden’s diagnosis to blast him. “I wish the president a speedy recovery from COVID and America a speedy recovery from Biden.” [tweet_embed] August 10, 2022[/tweet_embed] As DeSantis runs for reelection this year in a state that has been moving toward Republicans, Democrats say Biden and other national Democrats should take him on. “What’s inexplicable to me is, why — not just Joe Biden — but the entire Democratic establishment isn’t trying to disqualify him now in the governor’s race,” announced Fernand Amandi, a Miami-based pollster and consultant. Their company helped Barack Obama’s presidential campaign win the state in 2008 and 2012. [tweet_embed] August 10, 2022[/tweet_embed] “He’s getting an absolute free pass,” Amandi stated of DeSantis. “He has no sense of shame. … He’s acting like someone who doesn’t feel accountable to anyone.” It’s not as though Biden has been completely silent on DeSantis. Recently, he has taken on policies in Florida endorsed by the governor.