In case you missed it, our governor just positioned himself as the spokesman for the democratic party it does not have. At the same time he positioned himself for a presidential run in 2024.
Many might feign shock and surprise at this, pointing out that Gavin Newsom has been groomed for higher political office for years. That aside, his actions (or the actions of his advisors) was a high profile win for the gelled California Boy the right loves to hate. Newsom may be the telegenic face and youthful voice the Democratic Party needs to tell its story, something both President Biden and Vice President Harris have so far been unable to do despite significant improvements in the national interest. Newsom is smart, aggressive and chose a good time to elevate his profile – challenging some pretty ugly practices in Florida and its leadership and saying “I’m the guy to take this on.”