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NEWSOM THE CHAMP, AT LEAST IN SOMETHING:  The California governor wishes to be president.  He has a record to run on.  He'd be advised to bury it.  From Frontpage: 

The escape from New York and California, not to mention Illinois, continues.

California’s population continues to dwindle. The state’s population declined by 114,000 people from about 39,143,000 in 2021 to 39,029,000 in 2020, new estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau show.

At this rate, California will fall out of the 39 million category giving it its lowest population since 2015.

It marks the third straight year that California has reported a loss.

Gov. Newsom took office in 2019. That’s a population loss for every full year that he’s been in office since.

That’s quite a record for an aspiring presidential candidate. Historic even.  Gov. Newsom and his merry band of harvesters accomplished what no one was able to do before. But it’s not wholly unique.

California wasn’t the only state to lose population in 2022. Data shows six of the 10 largest states in the U.S., including California, Illinois and New York, have had populations decline between 2021 and 2022. Florida and Texas had the largest population increases among large states, by 1.9% and 1.6% respectively.

The blue state model is really working. Time to celebrate with some drinks at the French Laundry.

COMMENT:  It will be unique to see a governor running for president while his constituents are running away from his state.  What does he say?  How does he explain it?  And newsfilm of the homeless in Los Angeles and San Francisco will not help matters.  I can see a race between lesser governor Newsom of California and greater Governor DeSantis of Florida.  A clear choice between failure and success.  And most of the press will probably back the lesser.

December 25-26, 2022