California Gov. Gavin Newsom is a man beset with problems. He is facing a recall after over 2 million verified California voters, in a well-organized grassroots effort, signed petitions to put the recall on the ballot. In his arrogance, he missed a filing deadline that would have enabled him to put his party affiliation next to his name on the Sept. 14, 2021 recall election ballot. The irony is the measure was previously signed into law by Newsom. The Secretary of State he appointed sent the matter to the courts, where a judge ruled against Newsom. Previous recall targets weren’t allowed to list their political party, but dems who control the state Legislature changed that in 2019 after a state senator from their party was recalled — arguing it gives voters important information.
Alongside this backdrop of grievances against Gov. Newsom, he now has a newly announced challenger. No. we’re not talking about former Olympian Bruce Jenner who ‘transitioned’ into Caitlyn, and is running as a single issue celebrity.
Conservative Larry Elder has announced his intention to unseat Newsom. A native Californian, who grew up in the tough neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles, he is a nationally syndicated talk radio star who hosts The Larry Elder Show. Larry Elder also possesses a stellar resume making him a formidable candidate. Elder is an attorney, best selling author and documentary producer. Our readers will recognize him as a regular on Fox News network. This first-rate commentary, written by Elder in Nov. 2020, preceding the presidential election, is indicative of his political posture.
The Orange County Register attempts to undermine his candidacy with these incendiary words: “Elder stands out as a Black man in a national GOP dominated by whites.”
With his wit on full display, Elder said that reality counters Newsom’s narrative that the recall is an “effort led by (former President Donald) Trump white nationalists.”
“Do I look like a white nationalist?” Elder asked.
Fellow conservative radio host Dennis Prager is among Elder’s enthusiastic supporters who have encouraged him to run.