That’s the headline in The Mercury News now that Elder is officially on the ballot and his campaign is in full swing. The paper points out that the Conservative has nearly 1 million Twitter followers, proposes abolishing the IRS, welfare and the minimum wage, opposes gun restrictions and mask mandates and doesn’t believe policing has a systemic race problem.
The newspaper cites a UC Berkley poll that among likely recall voters, 34% said they were considering supporting Elder. California has the 5th largest economy in the world.
The 69-year old Republican, aka the Sage from South Central” who’s followers are known as Elder-ados and Elder-berries is a lawyer, has published books, written newspaper columns, is frequently seen on television, and, of course, has been the host of a very popular syndicated radio show for years. .
Elder has been spending the last few days beating up Governor Gavin Newsom on Twitter. Voters will first determine if Newsom should face a recall. If that passes, the candidate with the most votes becomes the next Governor.
Jaime Regalado, a professor emeritus at Cal State Los Angeles, tells the Mercury News, “The fact that Elder appears to be doing so well “is no surprise at all. Larry Elder’s been around a long time, he’s had a soapbox for a long time, and he’s not a politician. For a lot of people, that’s a good thing.” Republican strategist Rob Stutzman added, Elder’s “got the highest name ID.”
Read The Mercury New piece HERE