Over the course of 2022, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has taken several steps that lead Americans to believe he’s planning to run in the 2024 presidential election.
Earlier this year, Newsom took out attack ads in both Florida and Texas, going after Republican governors in each of these states. Many people questioned why a California governor would do this if he wasn’t trying to expand his profile beyond his own state.
On top of that, Newsom has also been lodging pointed attacks against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Coincidentially, DeSantis is also viewed as a possible contender in the 2024 presidential election.
At one point, Newsom even begged DeSantis to debate him. Once again, this appears in alignment with someone who’s gearing up for a national, presidential run.
Of course, the California governor denies having any plans to run for the White House. Though, as Breitbart News reports, some of his latest behavior has Americans believing otherwise.
A Closer Look at Newsom’s Latest Antics
In California, Newsom is putting together considerable funds, along with email and donor lists. As the governor does this, he’s also traveling across the country to campaign for various Democratic governors seeking reelection in their own states.
All of this appears to be a bit grandiose for someone who doesn’t have future presidential plans. If Newsom’s political focus was solely on California as he claims it is, he’d be much more focused on his own reelection campaign.
Gavin Newsom has not issued a response to this which would be well in line with how a politician who is going to run in 2024 agaist Biden has to run as far away from a scandal like this which he knows will destroy the already impossible chance of him ever being President. https://t.co/Cdi4CfUHPj
— Robert Erickson (@PorkchopSAR) October 30, 2022
As the old saying goes, actions speak louder than words. Newsom may now claim that he’s not planning to run for the White House. Though in a few months’ time, the California governor could easily say he’s had a change of heart and will be pursuing the presidency after all.
When it’s all said and done, time will determine what Newsom’s true intentions are. Though it would be remiss for Americans to simply take the California governor’s current claims at face value.
His actions are a much more reliable source of information and speculation.
A Doomed Presidential Run
Under Newsom’s governorship, everyday residents, along with businesses (big and small alike), have been fleeing California.
The cost of living is just too high. Furthermore, taxes are ridiculous and not worth paying when there are other states much more friendly to businesses and everyday folks.
Gavin Newsom (D-CA) commits to serving all four years of his term if re-elected governor, implying he would not run for president in 2024. pic.twitter.com/oUuDRD4d4j
— The Recount (@therecount) October 24, 2022
Newsom, if he chooses to run for the White House, will have to answer for his record. It won’t be enough for him to just go after Republicans.
There’s a very real likelihood that if Newsom were to run for the White House, after all, he may not have the slam-dunk path to victory that he’s banking on.
Let us know in the comments area below if you believe California Gov. Gavin Newsom is preparing for a presidential run.
This article appeared in The Conservative Brief and has been published here with permission.