Peter Wood

The two Americas: California vs. Florida

Florida's Ron DeSantis and California's Gavin Newsom could battle it out in a future presidential race

California's governor Gavin Newsom and Florida governor Ron DeSantis (Credit: Getty images)

What is America? The answer to that simple question can get you into a lot of trouble. Or it can propel you to the Oval Office.

You can try to run away from the question with adverbs. ‘Well, historically, America was the name a European mapmaker slapped on the unexplored continents across the Atlantic.’

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