Peter Thiel said on Sunday that he was worried that Republicans were too focused on bashing liberal states such as California when they should be focusing on the future of the party.
In a speech delivered at the National Conservatism Conference, Thiel painted a bleak picture of his home state of California and said at least one governor was going about alternative policymaking the right way.
"DeSantis in Florida is the best of the governors when it comes to offering a real alternative to California," he said.
He said that he was concerned about how expensive housing was in Florida. In 2020, he bought a home in Miami that is now worth $35 million. He said that the state's policies would be tested if housing prices fell.
He said that the fact that real estate in Florida or Texas has fallen in value over the last two or three years isn't proof that you're succeeding. I'm concerned that that's evidence that you're going to California.
Democrats are using housing prices as one of their top issues against DeSantis in the upcoming election. The state has seen an influx of people since the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Policies on abortion, voting rights, and the way race, gender, and sexuality are discussed in schools have drawn the ire of the left.
There were a lot of fights with California. The governor has been criticized by the governor of California. If they both decided to run for their party's nominations, there was a chance that they could face off in the presidential race.
He was an early investor in Facebook, which is now known as Meta. He moved to Los Angeles in order to be closer to his family.
During his speech on Sunday, he said that his "intuition" told him that Republicans wouldn't be able to create a vision for growth.
He said that the temptation is always to say that we are not California. There's so much that it feels like shooting fish in a barrel, it's such an ugly picture, the homeless poop, people pooping all over the place, it's the ridiculous rat-infested apartments that don't work anymore, it's the woke insan It's easy and ridiculous to say something isn't right.
He said that Republicans should be asking how they can offer a vision for the 21st century that's better than California.
It might be enough to win in the upcoming elections in the state of California. We want to have more of a positive vision.
During the Tea Party swell in 2010, and when Newt Gingrich presented the GOP agenda in the form of the Contract for America, the Republicans weren't doing as well as they could have been.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair Rick Scott has an "11-point Plan to Rescue America" as his agenda, but Senate Minority LeaderMitch McConnell has not.
The two GOP leaders are at odds, according to several news articles. Scott accused the media of trying to defeat Republicans.
He had a net worth of $7.19 billion and was ranked th on the billionaires index.
According to a disclosure document from his political action committee, Friends of Ron DeSantis, he has not given to the governor's reelection efforts. The campaign wouldn't discuss campaign donations.
An extraordinary sum for a governor's race is the amount of money raised by Ron DeSantis for his reelection. He is on the verge of breaking a national fundraising record.
GOP Senate candidates received large sums of money. This cycle has donated to at least 14 other House and Senate candidates who are aligned with the Trump administration. There are politicians who have supported anti-LGBTQ rights policies who have received donations from the same person.
Masters said "Sure" when asked if he should donate to the campaign.
During the month of August, DeSantis was in Arizona with Masters and Lake. The governor isn't expected to speak until Sunday evening, and Masters hadn't yet caught up with him.
"I think he's great," Masters said when asked about the impact on the GOP. Masters didn't say if he thought the congressman should run for president.
Masters said they would see what he did.