Every day seems to bring with it a greater potential for Joe Biden to be nixed from the Democratic party’s presidential ticket in 2024.
His increasing frailty and inability to manage the most simple of appearances without getting lost or distracted is beginning to worry even his most ardent supporters, including the press.
The home team – aka, liberal media – is questioning Biden’s ability to cross the finish line to the White House in 2024. Which leaves many voters to wonder: who would replace Joe Biden?
Is Joe Biden Losing Allies?
While Mainstream Media (MSM) is not exactly tearing into Biden for his now daily gaffes and missteps, they are not necessarily going to the lengths they did prior to this summer to deny them.
MSNBC ran an article with the headline, “ ‘I just kind of worry’: Dem voters share concerns over Biden’s age.”
Earlier this week, the Hill stated, “The evidence mounts that Democrats are souring on Biden.”
Shockingly, The Atlantic, a publication rated as far left by All Sides Media, published a piece entitled “Step Aside, Joe Biden” with the caption reading, “The president has no business running for office at 80.”
As the Hill piece stated, “When they are talking about the possibility of replacing Biden at the editor’s desk at reliable left-leaning media outlets, you can bank on the fact that they are talking about it at cocktail parties in New York, Chicago and San Francisco.”
Who Can Replace Biden? Enter Gavin Newsom
The Hill piece continued: “And if they are talking about it at power gatherings of the donor class, they are talking about it in the backrooms of the Democratic National Committee — not to mention the as-yet unofficial “Newsom for President” and “Booker 2024” headquarters.”
And there you have it. Amidst adamant protests, Gavin Newsom seems to be being primed by the DNC for a potential run should Biden have to graciously, or in unfortunate circumstances, not so graciously, bow out.
There is some buzz amongst the inner circles that by November, Joe Biden will cite health concerns to remove himself as the Democratic candidate for president. Newsom has been on standby for the past year, ready to dig the president’s metaphorical grave.
It all makes perfect sense. Biden’s decline is on display for all to see. Bowing out of an important NATO dinner did nothing to alleviate concerns for his physical decline.
Newsom’s Presidential Campaign Already in Full Swing
Newsom took off for a tour across the country earlier this year to promote his “Campaign for Democracy” PAC in support of progressive values over what he called the policies of “authoritarian leaders” in states where no one in their right mind wants to live. States like Texas, Florida, and Tennessee have the highest inward migration of people from California.
Ironically, Newsom’s policies and agenda have little to do with democracy.
In case people need reminding, a democracy is about everyday people participating in self-governance and the ability for communities to come together, discuss differences and devise solutions to shared problems; not a political campaign asserting your policies are best suited for states you don’t govern.
Gavin Newsom is also acting like a de facto president by pushing a constitutional gun control amendment and working to ban gas-fueled vehicles.
Does someone need to remind him he’s not a member of Congress?
But none of this represents totalitarian behavior at all, according to Newsom. The California Governor insists he’s truly a leader for the people. “The problem with our country right now is authoritarian leaders who are so hell-bent on gaining power and keeping it by whatever means necessary,” says Newsom as he points the finger in any direction but toward himself.
Despite his out-of-place and largely unwelcome political pandering, Gavin Newsom is seen as a golden child for the DNC.
Hollywood’s Favorite Politician
A recent article in Unherd outlined Newsom’s appeal perfectly:
“Aged 55, the Governor of California’s relative youth, coiffed good looks and ability to speak in something close to coherent English contrasts with their bumbling leader, whom as many as two in three Americans feel is not entirely up to the job. As a result, the chorus calling for Newsom to become America’s 47th President has been growing steadily louder.”
However, nothing will be louder than the adamant refusal of voters to support a governor who has almost single-handedly destroyed one of the most beautiful states in the world.
I’ve lived in Los Angeles long enough to know a shill when I see one. Like his counterpart in Canada, Justin Trudeau, the slick, Hollywood pretty boy persona may fool people here on the west coast, but he’s going to have a hard time convincing the 72% of voters who believe the country is on the wrong track that he is the man to set it right.
As the Unherd article states, Gavin Newsom is the president “nobody needs” and “delusional Democrats should spend a week in California.”
As a longtime resident of California, I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Jennifer Galardi is the politics and culture editor and opinion writer for 19FortyFive.com. She has a Master’s in Public Policy from Pepperdine University and produces and hosts the podcast Connection with conversations that address health, culture, politics, and policy. In a previous life, she wrote for publications in the health, fitness, and nutrition space. In addition, her pieces have been published in the Epoch Times and Pepperdine Policy Review. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter.