It’s clear that California Gov. Gavin Newsom is way over his head in running the Golden State.
Newsom’s extreme COVID crackdowns and radical liberal politics have crippled their economy, suppressed its people, increased homelessness and violence, and have led to a mass exodus of its citizens to other states in the union. Newsom even stampeded the First Amendment to completely suppress religious rights and liberties, a tyranny the U.S. Supreme Court needed to turn back twice to rescue the state’s people. And with the potential rise of the Delta variant of the Wuhan virus, it appears Newsom is going to be enacting more of the same in the future, unless of course he’s stopped.
That’s why the people of California have called for a state recall election of its governor on Sept. 14, “when voters will be asked first whether they want to recall Newsom and then who they want to replace him. It will take at least 50% of voters to vote in favor of recalling Newsom for the election to move forward, and the winner will be whichever candidate receives the highest number of votes,” according to Fox News.
My wife, Gena, and I have lots of family and friends living all over California, and we’ve heard their cries and criticisms of the present administration. They want change. They need change. There’s no way out without it. But to whom shall they turn to lead the Golden State to a better horizon and future? I’ve found the man.
Dozens of candidates have voiced their desires to replace the sitting governor, but few have officially taken the step. I respect other gubernatorial candidates even if I disagree with some of their politics, such as former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, businessman John Cox, 1970s Olympic champion Caitlyn (Bruce) Jenner and a former congressman, Doug Ose. However, as much potential as these few have, I just don’t think any of them can win over the majority.
That’s when I heard last week that Larry Elder was officially entering the California gubernatorial ring. Larry would be an outstanding governor, bringing to the office stellar credentials and personal leadership abilities.
Larry Elder was raised in South Central Los Angeles. During an Associated Press interview, he shared how he worked his way through a disadvantaged high school in a historically black neighborhood to eventually get to Brown University, then through law school.
Growing up, “when he was bused for a semester to another district in Los Angeles, he was stunned by the difference in teaching and parental involvement,” the Associate Press reported. “When he told his mother about the difference in the schools, she cried and told him: ‘If your father and I had enough money, we could have put you in a better school, but we couldn’t.'” (He is now an advocate for school choice programs.)
Larry’s election website shares, “His father was born in Athens, Georgia, served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, and moved to California and opened his own restaurant – Elder’s Snack Bar. Elder’s mother, originally from Huntsville, Alabama, was a clerical worker for the U.S. Department of War (now the U.S. Department of Defense) and raised three boys as a stay-at-home mom.”
Larry’s parents modeled and taught him from a young age that he would have to work very hard and often go against the flow to discover the real American Dream. They also showed him that a truly fulfilled life would also bolster others’ lives and help them acquire the American Dream, too.
All of that became a reality when Larry became a nationally syndicated radio host and newspaper columnist, bestselling author, award-winning documentary filmmaker and one of the best-known media figures in America today. His flagship daily radio program, “The Larry Elder Show,” is heard every weekday in all 50 states, on more than 300 stations.
Elder, 69, made the announcement that he was an official candidate to replace Gov. Newsom two weeks ago on his radio show, where he’s been called for years “the sage from South Central.”
Asked why he was running, Elder said in a press release: “I’m running for governor because the decline of California isn’t the fault of its people. Our government is what’s ruining the Golden State. Our schools are closed to both students and their parents. Our streets aren’t safe from rising violent crime or the disaster of rising homelessness. And the scandals of Sacramento aren’t going to stop on their own. It’s time to tell the truth. We’ve got a state to save.”
Elder explained to the Associated Press, “I have common sense. I have good judgment. I’m born and raised here. I think I understand the state.”
“I know it’s a long shot,” he added, referring to Newsom’s ability to raise unlimited funds. But he said he was driven by a “fire in the belly to see if I can do something … to move the needle in the right direction.”
“I think this is a race between Gavin Newsom and me. I don’t think about the other candidates,” Elder said, arguing that his name recognition, outsider status and communication skills separate him from the crowd.
Larry is right. The truth is: It will not be easy for him to beat Newsom, but I believe he can win if the people of California rise up right alongside him. The Golden State has a Democratic super-majority in its state Assembly, Senate and with its majority of voters. Nevertheless, I believe the majority of Californians want out of the chasm Newsom put them in. But they only way they can do that is to get over conventional Democrat-Republican politics. They are going to have to get away from typical does-he-agree-with-me-on-everything partisanship, and simply ask: Who can deliver us from this pit and corrupt political power? Gov. Newsom’s arrogance and ignorance created it. His continued political presence will only deepen the chasm and grow the state’s problems. More of the same won’t fix California’s crippled economy and stop its exodus of citizens!
Golden State voters, I’m convinced Larry Elder is your man. If given the chance, he can deliver California and Californians out of Newsom’s pit. Elder has the knowledge. He has the experience. He is uniquely qualified. He has the proven grit, drive, compassion and leadership abilities.
I couldn’t encourage you enough to go to ElectElder.com today, sign up for Larry’s newsletter and rally for his support over these summer months. Listen to his video titled, “Why I’m running,” to understand his heart and mission for yourself.
Most of all, if you’re a Californian, on Sept. 14’s recall election, vote Gov. Newsom out, and Larry Elder in!
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