California Governor Gavin Newson has long harbored a desire to become a modern version of political royalty.
Instead, he seems to be starring in some sort of Pinocchio remake.
And his nose is growing longer by the minute with one ridiculous claim.
Back in 2004, when Newsom was merely the Mayor of San Francisco, his Presidential ambitions were already painfully obvious when he appeared with his first wife in a Harper’s Bazaar article entitled “The New Kennedys.”
At the time ‘Frisco natives were torn between cracking up over the highly stylized – and downright ridiculous magazine poses – and analyzing the odd tension between him and Kimberly Guifoyle.
Even though Newsom soon traded out on his future First Lady material (and she’s now Donald Trump Jr.’s fiancée), his desire to get into the Oval Office has remained blatantly obvious.
In fact, lately Newsom has spent more time commenting on national issues and sparring with potential Republican Presidential candidates than trying to fix the hot mess in his own state.
But apparently, he’s convinced playing hard to get is the way to go – and it’s so overdone it’s laughable.
Newsom recently told the San Francisco Chronicle he has “sub-zero interest” in running for President.
“Yeah, I mean, I have sub-zero interest,” Newsom said. “It’s not even on my radar.”
Then he followed up that claim with one that proves he’s an even more hopeless case than we could have ever imagined.
“I’m hopeful that she’s the next President of the United States,” he said of Vice President Kamala Harris.
In spite of the fact that Newsom survived a recall election last year, his job approval rating has been tanking recently.
His popularity dropped from 57% in February to 50% in March.
Kamala Harris has an even more dismal track record.
The Los Angeles Times reported that a mere 40% of voters have a favorable opinion of her while 52% reported an unfavorable opinion.
Incredibly, she’s somehow managed pull an even lower number than her bumbling, demented boss who came in with a 43% favorable rating.
Somehow, the best plan Gavin Newsom can come up with for the country is to replace the worst President in the history of the United States with the worst Vice President we’ve ever had.
Then again, this is the same guy who just bought electric car chargers for all of California’s ghettos.
We can only hope Democrats have a real “sub-zero” interest in Newsom for President.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.