Every time I use the internet, a video of Senator Elizabeth Warren pops up, scowling at me, and screeching that recalling Newsom will turn California into Texas and take away everyone’s right to vote. I’m a little confused because Democrats already took away everyone’s right to vote in California. Except the right to vote for Democrats, tax hikes for the homeless, and bans on plastic bags and cutlery.
Having sensed that perhaps Warren, doing her best Nurse Ratched impression, may not be enough to save Newsom, they’re betting on Biden or Kamala Harris.
The Biden administration had already gone on the record opposing the vote to oust Newsom. But Biden’s statement was on a different order of magnitude and came as the White House considers deploying Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris — or both — on Newsom’s behalf.
I’m not sure how much of a difference deploying Biden to eat ice cream for 15 minutes and tell random made-up stories before going to his hotel to sleep for the day is going to make here.
Biden polls well with black voters, okay with white voters, and not so well with Latino voters. California has a lot of Latinos and Newsom is underwater with them.
Kamala doesn’t exactly poll all that well either.
A source familiar with White House planning said both Biden and Harris intend to take an active role in the campaign’s homestretch. That could include in-person appearances and social media support.
Assistance from Biden or Harris could help Newsom energize Democratic voters — a critical task as polls show Republicans are far more motivated to vote, potentially closing or erasing Democrats’ overwhelming registration advantage in deep-blue California.
Sending in Biden to energize Democrat voters is like dispatching Bob Dole to energize Republican voters. Neither Biden nor Kamala excite anyone, no matter how they’re polling.
Newsom’s campaign has already drawn on national figures like Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who cut an ad urging Californians to reject the recall.
Now that’s some excitement right there.