“There’s a lot of discontent with Newsom in a vacuum, and Democrats have ambivalence about it,” said Rob Stutzman, Republican political adviser in California.
Mr. Elder isn’t the best Trump candidate imaginable, but he’s close. As a novice to the Conservative speech campaign, Mr Elder has a history of embarrassing comments – about women, about black people – and a tendency to make more and more comments about them.
“Larry Elder is a gift he keeps on giving,” said Stephen Mavillo, political adviser to the California Democratic Party.
Once again, Master Elder was dominant because he cared more about celebrities than racial politics. But he’s also effective because he’s more attached to Trump than anyone and is prepared to deal with it.
After being attacked from the right for telling The Sacramento Bee editors that Joe Biden had won the 2020 election, he turned around. He had repeatedly and falsely claimed that the reverse race was cheating. It crushes him in the “Uncle Sam costume in the closet” demographic, but nothing more.
Of course, Mr. Elder was not a serious politician; He wasn’t running to win, but to increase his media exposure. But the same fact says something about Republicans today. Many of his famous personalities blur the line between politician and celebrity and act accordingly, even if their success as a second exceeds our previous expectations. Marjorie Taylor Green and Madison Coatthorn – and, yes, Larry Elder – are just nominal politicians. In short, they are artists.
It is true that they are artists who say bad things about guns, political violence, pandemics and their political left. And it’s true that some of them won the election, mostly in the dark red areas. And it’s true that many people in the Republican Party are smarter, or at least more careful, about their jobs than they are.