America doesn’t even need Kamala.
California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) has unequivocally dismissed any lingering speculation about his potential candidacy in the 2024 presidential race. In an upcoming interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Chuck Todd questioned Newsom regarding his prospects if President Biden chose not to seek reelection, to which Newsom responded, “Well, I believe Vice President Harris is the natural successor, and with the impending filing deadlines, we should dispel any doubts about President Biden’s intentions. He will indeed run, and we are eagerly anticipating his reelection.”
According to The Hill, when probed further about private inquiries concerning his 2024 ambitions, Newsom firmly asserted, “It’s time to shift our focus. Let’s move forward.” Despite being a longstanding contender for the presidency, Newsom has consistently affirmed his decision not to run for the White House in 2024, even in scenarios where President Biden, who is 80 years old, opts against seeking another term.
During the interview, Newsom emphasized that if President Biden were to abstain from running, Vice President Harris would be the logical choice for the Democratic Party to rally behind. “It’s the Biden-Harris administration, and I might be a bit old-fashioned about the roles of presidents and vice presidents,” Newsom remarked.
Vice President Harris, in recent interviews, has expressed her readiness to assume the presidency “if necessary,” particularly amidst concerns about the President’s age. Nonetheless, both she and other allies of President Biden have downplayed such concerns while actively campaigning for his second term. In her interview with CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” scheduled for broadcast on Sunday, Harris stated, “Yes, I am ready if needed, but Joe Biden is in good health.”