Gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom nails it . . .

California’s Gubernatorial candidate, Gavin Newsom said, “It [the Russia meme] doesn’t do anything for Democrats. At all. It’s not going to get one of our statehouses back.”

He added, “It’s a loser, and I don’t know what more evidence you need. I mean, at the end of the day, even if you game this thing out, you get rid of Trump, you’re left with a guy who’s out there talking about conversion therapy. It doesn’t do anything for the Democratic Party and our agenda. So, unless we deal with the issues of economic anxiety, cultural issues, in a substantive way and we get in the how business and we actually demonstrate with some acuity and strength a clear conviction in terms of the fate and future of this country, then we’re never going to take back these statehouses.”

Exactly, Democrats need to articulate a vision for putting all Americans back to work, and if Mr. Newsom can do that he will win California’s highest office hands down. But more importantly for Mr. Newsom if he can get the Democrats off the nonsense of the Russia meme, and quite frankly appropriates Trump’s commitment to production, he can be a force to be reckoned with in national politics. It is the hearts and minds of working people and their aspirations for a better future for their children that can catapult Mr. Newsom’s career, a commitment to America first, and what makes America, American industry. Industrial policy is verboten today in both the Democrat and Republican parties, but it is the only way of restoring America’s long secular trajectory of a higher standard of living for all its citizens, i.e., the growth in real per capita income.

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