Michael Ramirez Essay: From Bad to Worse 12-03-23
From America's Premier Editorial Cartoonist
by Michael P. Ramirez, December 3, 2023
Just when you thought things could not be worse for America under another Biden term, the prospect of a Gavin Newsom presidency emerges from the depths of the president’s latest polls.
The attention-seeking Governor grabbed more headlines in a debate with Governor DeSantis on Fox News.
It was billed as the battle of governors, the Red State vs Blue State debate. It pitted Newsom’s deep blue liberal policies against DeSantis’ deep red conservative ones.
The debate went about how you might expect it. Untethered, it featured more of Governor DeSantis, Governor Newsom, and Fox host Sean Hannity talking over each other than anything else. But it provided a brief glimpse into some of Newsom’s progressive policies and the impact they have had on his constituents.
The most reassuring thing Newsom said during the entire debate, was pledging not to run for president in 2024… but like everything else he said, it must be taken with a Pacific Ocean of salt. Being from California, trust me, his policies have been more like rubbing salt into your wounds.