California Should Pick the Next President

America No Longer Wants Steady and Boring Chief Executives, So It's Time to Let the Golden State Choose


Elizabeth Warren, wearing a wide-brimmed hat, gets on her knees to pick spinach while discussing single-payer health care with farmworkers in the Salinas Valley. Beto O’Rourke, in a wetsuit with his campaign logo, tries to stand on a surfboard in the waves off La Jolla, but falls face first into the water. Joe Biden dons a uniform and paper hat to try to take orders—“I love mine ‘animal style’ too, ma’am”—in the drive-through of an In-N-Out in Long Beach.

Then Bernie Sanders, in a desperate attempt to catch front-runner Biden, …