The left is scared out of their viral minds about the possibility of Elder taking the governor's seat from Newsom in the California recall election. They should be.
On Tuesday September 14th, the ballots have to be in. Current polling is not in Elder's favor by a fairly decent margin. It certainly hasn't helped Elder that Newsom is literally bribing voters, sending a state "stimulus check" to anyone making less than $75,000 a year and have earned income and filed a tax return on it. But -- that program excludes a large block of Democrats; those who, for example, have no earned income as they're on disability. How this will translate nobody knows.
Recall elections usually do not succeed. But -- these are not normal times.
Many people have been screwed blind by Newsom's policies over the last 18 months. But others are still hiding under their beds as a result of the fear megaphone Newsom has blasted at everyone, along with others doing the same, as well. How does this all shake out? It's tough to know.
If Newsom is recalled, however, some very interesting things might happen. Among them is that should Feinstein step down -- whether forced or not -- it has to be presumed that Elder would appoint a Republican to her seat. In response to this, of course, Feinstein has swore she's not going anywhere. Do recall that Dianne was the one who refused to close the public bathhouses in San Francisco early in the AIDS epidemic despite knowing that they were a primary vector for the disease that was killing people by the score. She was more-concerned with losing an election than lives, and ultimately got rewarded for that with a Senate seat. Isn't that special?
The voters do not appear to care about that; they sure haven't for the last few decades.
In a couple of weeks we will know the outcome, one way or another. And folks, do remember that despite shenanigans that always happen during elections an overwhelming result will still stand, simply on the math. Yes, when its close it's a different story, but that belies the first and foremost job of any successful politician when it comes to elections: Make damn sure it's not close.