California Gov. Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown revealed during a speech this week that he hasn’t quite ruled out the possibility that he might run for president in 2020.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Moonbeam had been speaking in the California city of Concord Thursday to promote some sort of infrastructure plan when he suddenly decided to talk about the prospect of running for office again after his term expires in 2018.
“I don’t think I’m running for office,” he said. “I only have lieutenant governor, treasurer and controller left.”
When someone in the crowd then reportedly yelled “president,” Moonbeam continued, “But I’d be 82 then …”
And then he said this: “Don’t rule it out.”
Oh, brother …
As noted by The Hill, “Brown long ago pursued presidential politics, running for the Democratic nomination in the 1976, 1980 and 1992 elections.” He lost every time, and were he to try one more time, he would likely lose again.
Where to even begin …
He Doesn’t Care About The Middle Class
Let’s start with the basics: Brown cares more about illegal immigrants than he does about middle class Americans.
So much so, in fact, that in February he announced plans to phase out a middle class scholarship program but made it clear that he had no intention of “reducing scholarships for illegals who are routinely rewarded under the DREAM Act,” according to The Daily Caller.
He Doesn’t Know Basic Math
His administration made a ridiculous $1.5 billion accounting error in its budget for the state’s healthcare program earlier this year, as reported by the Los Angeles Times:
Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget team offered a seemingly simple explanation on Tuesday for an almost $1.5-billion accounting error in California’s healthcare program for the poor.
“The math was wrong,” said Amy Costa, the chief deputy director of Brown’s state Department of Finance, in a Senate committee hearing.
The mistake drew sharp criticism from some state senators, who suggested it should be viewed it in the context of Brown’s projected $1.6-billion deficit and the $3.2 billion in spending cuts he has proposed to help balance the books.
Even His Fellow Leftists Abhor Him
Four years ago, the leftist blog Alternet ran a lengthy piece describing “Governor Jerry Brown’s 10 Worst Environmental Policies.”
Now think about this. Radical leftists went after a radical leftist governor for not being radically leftist enough. That does not bode well for his election chances, I would think.
The fact is that Jerry Brown is a radical leftist living in a middle-of-the-road nation that just voted Republicans into the White House, the House of Representatives, and the Senate. Were he to even win the Democrat nomination, he would still likely lose the general election.
But, of course, even the chance of him winning the nomination is obviously pretty darn low.