California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom seems to be positioning himself as the future party replacement for President Joe Biden.
Newsom’s efforts toward a future presidential run were addressed in a new op-ed from the Washington Examiner.
Aside from questions about his personal character, I think the key to understanding @GavinNewsom‘s governorship is to look at the quiet foot-traffic election that’s going on between his state and other states, @freddoso writes. https://t.co/SE12La13iy
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 24, 2022
“In addition to his hilarious Florida ads, California Gov. Gavin Newsom is now taking out advertisements in Texas,” the op-ed stated.
“So it should seem obvious what this guy is trying to do. Joe Biden is so massively unpopular the Democrats are preparing to drop him like a hot rock. So somebody needs to step up, and it probably is not going to be Kamala Harris, because she’s even more unpopular than Biden,” it added.
–the overwhelming majority of you want him to retire. Your most-frequently mentioned replacements: Gavin Newsom (the governor of California) and Amy Klobuchar (the senator from Minnesota).
— sparklite (@sparklite8) July 18, 2022
Newsom previously stated he had “subzero interest” in running for president, claiming, “It’s not even on my radar.”
Since that time the California governor has run political ads in Florida and showed up in several profiles as a possible contender.
Newsom told The Chronicle in May that he had “subzero interest” in running for president. “It’s not even on my radar.”
Maybe it isn’t now.
— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) July 1, 2022
The idea of the leader that has led to California declining in population and recently survived a recall vote running the nation is concerning to say the least.
— Taegan Goddard (@politicalwire) September 21, 2021
The idea might sound nice to a small circle of liberals, but makes most Americans cringe at the thought of the rest of the nation looking like California’s politics.