“There was a lot of dissatisfaction with Newsom and ambivalence among Democrats in the void,” said Rob Statsman, a Republican political consultant in California.
When “Abyss” was named, it began to change.
Elder isn’t the most trumpist candidate you can imagine, but he’s close. Elder, a novice campaigner with a conservative talk radio background, has had treasure chests full of embarrassing comments about women and blacks in the past and tends to prefer to make them more with stumps. I have.
“Larry Elder was an ever-giving gift,” said Stephen Mavirio, a democratic political consultant in California.
Again, Elder was effective because the race was more about celebrities than policy. But he is also effective because he is more attuned to the Trumpist’s base than anyone else and is willing to work accordingly.
After lighting the editorial board of The Sacramento Bee from the right to tell Joe Biden that he had won the 2020 election, he Reversed myself.. He repeatedly and falsely claimed that the recall race was fraudulent. He crushes it in the demographics of “The Men Who Put Uncle Sam’s Costumes in the Closet”, but not much else.
Undoubtedly, Elder is not a serious politician. He is running not to win, but to raise the profile of the media. But that fact speaks for itself about today’s Republicans. Many of the celebrities blur the line between politicians and celebrities and act accordingly, even if their success as the latter undermines expectations of the former. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Madison Corthorn, and of course, Larry Elder, are nominally just politicians. In essence, they are entertainers.
Indeed, they are entertainers who say horrifying things about guns, political violence, pandemics, and anyone on their political left. And certainly, some of them usually win elections in bright red districts. And certainly, many Republicans are much smarter than them, or at least more thoughtful about elected positions.