Opinion| Willie Brown, the former Mayor of San Francisco and Speaker of the California State Assembly threw his ex-flame under the preverbal bus this week.
It was not just Harris that Brown took to task, the former power broker went on to state the obvious … none of the declared Democratic candidates for President of the United States have a shot in hell at beating President Trump in 2020.
Brown, who writes a weekly column for the San Francisco Chronicle wrote:
Make no mistake, President Trump’s State of the Union address was the kickoff for his 2020 re-election campaign, and so far I’ve yet to see a Democrat who can beat him.
[T]he overnight polling after the speech showed that once again, he connected with voters, at least enough voters to make him a 2020 favorite.
You can’t say the same for the Democratic contenders. They all have impressive credentials, winning personalities and positive messages, but none displays the “people personality” that our media-savvy president has mastered.
Let’s just hope Democrats can figure out that we need to go beyond the left and motivate voters across the board, just as midterm congressional campaigns did under Nancy Pelosi’s leadership.
Harris is running on a slate of left-wing policies, including “Medicare for All” and the so-called “Green New Deal,” which she embraced last week even though it calls for radical socialist measures such as paying Americans who are “unwilling” to work.
She has also said she would be willing to “eliminate” private health insurance, a position supported by only 13% of Americans.
Read Willie Brown’s full column here.