Meanwhile, the media seems to be increasingly throwing him under the bus and talking about how even most Democrats don’t want him to run again in 2024. A reporter asked him about that and Biden flipped out on the reporter. I’m not even sure Biden is going to make it to 2024.
But meanwhile, there appear to be people jostling to be next in line without any regard for Kamala Harris.
Among those people thinking they have a shot is the guy my colleague Jennifer Oliver O’Connell likes to refer to as “Gov. Hair Gel” — California Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Newsom was in Washington, D.C. to accept an award at the National Forum of Education Policy, where he accepted the Frank Newman Award for state innovation on behalf of California, as my colleague Levon Satamian reported. It’s incredible that anyone would give him any award regarding children given how long he locked things down and harmed their education. His efforts were “transformative” alright — transformatively bad.
How do we know that Newsom has designs on the White House? He protests he’s not interested, but he’s already picking fights with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, whose name is generally bandied about for the Republican nomination.
That didn’t end well, with DeSantis laying Newsom out in response, as this Newsmax video shows.
But while Newsom was in D.C. to accept the educational award, he was also going to the White House for “meetings.” Fox LA’s Elex Michaelson captured him on his way in for a meeting with Jill Biden. He’s also supposed to have meetings there on gun control, abortion, and climate change, among other subjects.
Exclusive Video: @GavinNewsom arrives at the West Wing of the White House for a series of meetings.
He’s meeting with @FLOTUS right now.
— Elex Michaelson (@Elex_Michaelson) July 13, 2022
But it sure looks like Hair Gel is trying to measure the drapes at the White House. The reporter even asks him, “How does this look?” And meeting with Jill Biden? Why would that be? Is she Edith Wilson 2.0 — the real handler? Is this a job interview for the folks behind the scenes?
Astonishingly, this is the kind of guy whose name people are bandying about — one who was almost recalled, one who locked down his state for so long. But that just says something about the Democratic bench as they cast around for what to do with the problem that is Joe Biden and how little they value doing a proper job for the people of his state. People are fleeing California for Florida and Texas because of the high taxes, high crime, and lack of freedom.
The ego is very Obama – esque https://t.co/XyUiagw8Go
— Grace Curley (@G_CURLEY) July 14, 2022
Gavin Newsom showing up to visit the White House the day after Joe Biden leaves for Israel is so next level diabolical I can’t help but respect it. pic.twitter.com/Pq2jmUpkSv
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) July 13, 2022