Gavin Newsom’s ‘Campaign for Democracy’ Has a Democracy Problem
The Governor Should Keep His Eyes on the Homefront Instead of Battling ‘UnAmerican Extremists’ in Republican States
Gov. Gavin Newsom is doing a good thing by launching “Campaign for Democracy” against authoritarian governors who are limiting freedom in Republican states like Alabama and Florida.
But what he’s campaigning for is not democracy.
Indeed, if democracy were his mission, he’d be campaigning in California—because our state has a deficit of it.
Newsom’s “Campaign for Democracy”—the name he’s given to a series of events in Republican states and to the political action committee paying for them—isn’t just a misnomer. It’s part of an American epidemic of leaders who portray whatever they are …