(PresidentialHill.com)- During an interview last Thursday, California Governor Gavin Newsom expressed hope that Vice President Kamala Harris will be “the next president of the United States.”
Coming from a guy who wants the rest of the country to turn into California, that might not be the ringing endorsement he hopes it is.
Then again, Kamala Harris and Gavin Newsom have a cozy relationship.
One of the stupidest things Kamala Harris did during her ill-fated quest for the Democrat nomination was when she made the tone-deaf decision to invite Gavin Newsom to campaign with her in Iowa.
Who on earth thought that was a good idea? Of all the people to pick to help her win over Iowa voters, Kamala chooses the worst person imaginable.
Sadly, she never had the chance to humiliate herself by appearing with Newsom. The day before he was scheduled to arrive in Iowa, Kamala Harris mercifully dropped out of the race.
But the connection between the two California politicians remains solid today.
So it isn’t surprising that Newsom declared for Team Kamala in his interview with the editorial board from the San Francisco Chronicle last Thursday.
The editorial board had asked Newsom if he was thinking of throwing his hat into the ring and running for president. But Newsom slapped down the idea, saying he has “sub-zero interest” in a presidential run, adding that he believes Kamala Harris is the one who succeed Joe Biden.
“I’m hopeful that she’s the next president of the United States,” he said.
Way to hitch your wagon to political Kryptonite, Gavin!
Kamala Harris is so broadly unpopular, she makes Joe Biden’s polling numbers look good.
In a Trafalgar Group survey conducted in late April, Kamala was polling 34.1 points underwater. The same survey showed President Biden only 16 points underwater.
Kamala was only able to cobble together 28.5 percent approval in the Trafalgar poll. Meanwhile, a staggering 62.6 percent disapproved of the Veep, and of those, 57.1 percent “strongly disapprove.”
Keep hoping, Gavin.