California Dreaming

In its 3,000 word puff-piece on likely 2020 Democrat presidential frontrunner Kamala Harris, the BBC overlooks something rather important:

The propulsion of senator and lawyer Kamala Harris to front-runner status among the Democrats hoping to take on President Donald Trump in 2020 has underlined the resurgent political power of her home state.

A California senator is one of the front-runners for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

A California congresswoman is Speaker of the House of Representatives.

California’s new governor is a young, progressive champion promising to offer an alternative to the “corruption and incompetence” of Donald Trump’s White House.

And that is, you can win California by 2:1 and it still won’t land you the presidency. To do that, you need to get out of the lunatic progressive bubble that is coastal California and appeal to ordinary people. Can Kamala do that? We shall see. My guess is the Democratic primaries are going to uncover an awful lot of unpleasantness and flaws in each candidate. Personally I’m hoping Hillary runs again.

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16 thoughts on “California Dreaming

  1. Isn’t she the one who slept her way to the top?

    Also the only thing that would beat Hillary being crushed in 2016 is for her to again be crushed in 2020. We could dine on that for the rest of our lives.

  2. Isn’t she the one who slept her way to the top?

    Yup. My guess is progressives are hoping criticism of that can be dealt with by calling everyone racists and misogynists.

  3. Would this be the same Kamala Harris who was sleeping with…er dating an influential democrat 30 years her senior.
    The same Kamala Harris who was by pure chance appointed/promoted to lucrative senior roles by this same man she was sleepi….er… dating?

    When at the time she was married?

    You don’t have to be Nostradamus to know there’s going to be dirt galore on this slapper.

  4. One thing presidential candidates often overlook is the amount of scrutiny they’ll come under. Nobody cares what you do at state level, but one you run for the big office people start looking. The exception to this was Obama, but he was up against Hillary who nobody wanted, plus there was at the time a near-desperation to finally get a black guy in the White House.

  5. Kamala Harris would do well to watch The Front Runner before announcing her bid for nomination.

  6. Its going to be fun watching the Democrat candidates tearing each other apart, each trying to out-socialist the the other, while every pronouncement will be driving more flyover state votes into The Donalds hands………..

  7. Would this be the same Kamala Harris who was sleeping with…er dating an influential democrat 30 years her senior.
    The same Kamala Harris who was by pure chance appointed/promoted to lucrative senior roles by this same man she was sleepi….er… dating?

    When at the time she was married?

    I didn’t know that. Don’t think that will do her any favours, especially with female voters. In my experience women do not cheer on women who shag their way to the top…

  8. “Isn’t she the one who slept her way to the top?”

    Bill Clinton innoculated the US against punishing sexual peccadilloes. And Trump gave that a booster.

    Kamala will win the ‘PoC’ vote and she isn’t so batshit that bog-standard Dems couldn’t support her. She is a formidable opponent for Trump.

  9. Kamala will win the ‘PoC’ vote and she isn’t so batshit that bog-standard Dems couldn’t support her.

    I’m not sure. She’s going to have to tread a fine line between promising black voters the earth and not upsetting too many white voters (I don’t mean the lunatics on the Women’s March, I mean ordinary white voters who don’t mind voting for a black candidate but also don’t want to be called racist 24/7 by a presidential candidate). She’s also going to have to be careful not to upset the Women’s March crowd: in general, black women don’t like rich, middle-class white women wailing about how they’re oppressed any more than we do.

  10. I understand you’re over yonder across the great sea, but understand the lunatic progressive bubble has spread to Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and is even making inroads into Utah and Texas. Combine that with the lighter version in the northeast that has seeped into Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, etc. and you will see a civilization committing suicide. Politically it has taken over pretty much all of the Democratic Party and has allies in much of the GOP leadership.

  11. I understand you’re over yonder across the great sea, but understand the lunatic progressive bubble has spread to Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona

    Good post here on what’s happening. It appears that the lunatics are fleeing the asylum and then voting for the same policies that are crippling California:

    Unfortunately, my experience in Arizona (one of the “inbound” states above) has been that people have zero ability to correlate specific elements of public policy with particular outcomes. In particular, people who flee California because it is too expensive and dysfunctional come to Arizona and immediately begin voting for exactly the same policies that made California expensive and dysfunctional. Therefore, I tend to read being in an “inbound” state with dread, knowing that folks are moving in right now to make us the next Illinois or California.

  12. @Bloke in North Dorset on January 29, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Same as Jews:

    Flee a left-wing anti-semite country – where they voted left – for another country, then vote left again and be surprised they’re anti-semite too.

    Crazy

  13. Scott Adams fairly recently made one of his predictions that Harris *will* – barring something big and unforseen happening – be the Democrat Presidential candidate. He’s largely basing this on what he says is the media having already virtually chosen her. However he says she has a charisma problem (lack of), and reckons that – at the moment – she’s being advised by a group of people that advised Hillary.

    Incidentally, he reckons that ‘AOC’ is VERY effective, potentially as much as Trump, in the communication wars. It’s only that she’s too young to stand for President (I think 35 is the minimum) that is stopping her from going for – and potentially winning – it.

  14. Incidentally, he reckons that ‘AOC’ is VERY effective, potentially as much as Trump, in the communication wars.

    Oh, she’s very effective.

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