California fundraiser closely connected to Democratic Governor. Gavin Newsom, a California fundraiser closely linked to Democratic Gov., told TheWrap that Newsom would announce his candidacy for the presidency after the midterm elections. Biden will then announce that he’s not running.
Recently, President Joe Biden questioned whether he would run for reelection. The 79-year-old said that he has not yet indicated that he would run again. But does it mean that I will run again? It remains to be seen.
Recent Reuters/Ipsos polls indicated that 54% of Americans disapprove of the president and that his favorability was declining among Democrats as well.
According to a recent New York Times/Siena College survey, 64% of Democrats would rather have someone else than Biden, America’s oldest president, run for office in 2024. At 94%, the number of voters younger than 30 who are looking for fresh blood is much higher.
High inflation, a disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal, an unprecedented border crisis, and a long list of scandals together may dog Biden in the 2024 presidential race, in addition to the looming prospect of impeachment by a Republican-controlled House or removal via the 25th Amendment.
The fundraiser for Newsom stated, “Undeniably, unambiguously,” that Newsom was serious about his intentions. “No ifs, ands. or buts about it, he will run if Biden does not.”
Los Angeles-based philanthropist and stalwart of the Democratic Party suggested that Newsom would run if Biden withdraws.
Newsom won a recall election in 2021 with 61.9% of the vote to keep him. He also advanced from the Democratic primary on July 7. He will again face Republican Brian Dahle on November 8th, which he is expected to win.
However, California’s governor is now looking beyond his state to make national plays for attention.
Newsom recently targeted Florida Governor. Ron DeSantis (R), is a possible opponent in the 2024 presidential elections. He challenged DeSantis (R) to a debate on September 16th, promising to bring his gel hair gel which, as the Florida governor stated, was “interfering” with his brain function.
Hey @GovRonDeSantis, clearly you’re struggling, distracted, and busy playing politics with people’s lives. Since you have only one overriding need — attention –let’s take this up & debate. I’ll bring my hair gel. You bring your hairspray. Name the time before Election Day. @CNN https://t.co/vTJHQxfArW
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) September 16, 2022
Newsom has also been advertising California’s fetal abattoirs in Republican-controlled states. His billboards throughout Indiana, Mississippi, and Ohio read, “You don’t need to be a Californian resident to get abortion services.”
He indicated that besides inviting the state to kill off unborn children, his reasoning was that “the people who support my candidacy support that.”
Newsom also ran television ads in Florida, where he criticized DeSantis as well as former President Donald Trump. The ads stated that “Freedom is under attack in your State… Republican leaders are banning books and making it harder for you to vote… even criminalizing women doctors.”
TheWrap reported that Newsom might be sending out flyers and also setting up financial support to help him run for the presidency. According to reports, he spoke with a number of political consultants who were interested in national elections over the summer.
Newsom, like Vice President Kamala Harris, has been networking with well-connected fundraisers and influencers. Heather Podesta is a Democratic lobbyist and fund-raiser. He claimed that he met Newsom to support the Democratic Governors Association.
In 2024, the Democratic field may include familiar faces such as Michigan Governor. Gretchen Whitmer (Va.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (Va.), and Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg.
Newsom could also run against Kamala Harris, Vice President Kamala Harris’s opponent. She has stated that Biden has made it clear that he plans to run again if he does. If he does, I will proudly run with him.”
A Harvard Harris Poll found that 50% of respondents considered Harris unfavorable, while 37% found Harris to be favorable.
Newsom is still popular in California, despite having overseen an energy crisis, an epidemic, fires, high criminality, and markedly reduced freedoms.
California’s electricity grid is extremely unstable due to the state Democrats’ energy policies. California relies heavily on solar and renewable energy. However, routine strains have forced Newsom to keep California’s last nuclear power plant open.
Despite its antipathy for fossil fuels the state has had to burn more gasoline in recent years and ration electricity in order to avoid the recurrence of the rolling blackouts in 2020 that left hundreds of thousands in darkness for days and hours.
Over the last several years, large swathes of federal and nonfederal land were destroyed by wildfires in California. Newsom claims climate change is to blame, but he has been accused by others of turning California into a “tinderbox waiting to catch a spark” and failing to manage forestry in California.
James Gallagher, the California State Assembly’s Minority Leader, told Tucker Carlson Tonight that Newsom’s refusal to support “big special interests” in California (like the Sierra Club), who don’t want trees cut, was the root cause of these fires. He also said that people are dying because of this.
Newsom’s California crime has been more deadly than the wildfires. There are 1 in 227 chances that you will be a victim of a violent crime in California, and 1 in 47 chances of being a victim of a property crime.
California saw 2,361 murders in 2021. This brought the violent crime rate to 466.2 per 100,000 people, up from 437 in the previous year. Despite the increase in murders, arrests fell from 2,812.3 per 100,000 people to 2,606.3 per 100 000 last year.
Streets aren’t just a place for worsening violent crime. California Health Care Foundation reports that there were approximately 255,000 homeless people in California as of 2020. This is significantly more than in previous years.
According to the California Public Policy Institute, there were approximately 6% of illegal aliens in California at the time of 2019 when they estimated that there were at most 2.3 million.
Newsom suggested in his messages to red state voters that freedoms are being under attack. However, California is ranked #48 in the Cato Institute’s Freedom in the 50 States index of economic and personal freedom.
William Ruger, vice-president for research and policy at Charles Koch Institute, and Jason Sorens (director of the Center for Ethics in Society, Saint Anselm College), authored the report by the libertarian think tanks. It stated that “California has one of the freest states in the nation, largely due to its long-standing poor performance in economic freedom.”
According to Newsom’s report, California is “one of the most taxed states in America… one with the lowest land-use freedom.” It also has the weakest gun rights. The freedoms of California have “deteriorated consistently over the years.”