Posted originally on the conservative tree house on November 27, 2022 | Sundance
The framing of the article itself is very pro-Newsom, and the messaged narrative is intended to elevate the California governor as a magnanimous and respectful team player.
According to Politico, Gavin Newsom has informed the White House he has no intentions to challenge Joe Biden for the 2024 Democrat nomination for President. However, subtle within the unspoken narrative is a seed that Biden’s highly controlled White House may support Newsom as the aged oval office holder realizes another run for the office is likely to expose ever increasing cognitive challenges.
(Via Politico) – […] “I’ve told everyone in the White House, from the chief of staff to the first lady,” he recounted to me as we sat on the top floor of California’s now-ceremonial governor’s mansion on election night.
His message to Ron Klain and Jill Biden over the summer — when he visited Washington amid growing speculation, and considerable West Wing irritation, that he was plotting a primary challenge — was to count him as a firm supporter of Biden’s reelection: “I’m all in, count me in,” he said he told them. Newsom relayed the same to Biden himself on election night.
[A]fter addressing the cameras, Newsom found himself standing outside his motorcade on a chilly-for-California night, speaking on his cell phone and telling the soon-to-be-80-year-old president, worry not, he was on board. “I’m all in; put me in coach,” Newsom told Biden. “We have your back.” (read more)
The author of the article then goes on to say, “The governor didn’t intend for me to hear his part of the conversation, I just happened to leave the hotel when he was taking the congratulatory call on the sidewalk, his four children and wife, Jennifer, at his side.” A strange aspect to inject into the article, as if that was an important disclaimer for plausible distancing, all unintended and stuff…. Happenstance, yeah, that’s the ticket.
Altruistic and magnanimous democrats organizing their candidates all respectful and stuff. Meanwhile horrible republicans preparing total war for their contest. Nicely positioned, advanced and scripted narrative engineering. I digress.
If we are to look at the political landscape through the prism of corporate club priority and the customary illusion of choice, Gavin Newsom would be the preferred candidate from the left-wing (DNC) corporation; and Ron DeSantis would be the preferred candidate from the right-wing (RNC) corporation.
Other than expressed opinions and public PR positioning, there’s nothing amid the corporate landscape to support the club direction as anything other than Newsom -vs- DeSantis. Both have gained national spotlight as the result of professional management and branding. So, it will be interesting to see exactly how each corporation shapes the illusion of choice moving forward.
The Politico article serves an opaque purpose for now, as the longer-term things continue unfolding exactly as expected.