San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announces his gubernatorial bid online

“Aiming to stake his claim to the tech-savvy young voters who helped elect President Obama, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, 41, today took to the new media to formally announce he’s running for governor – by directly addressing hundreds of thousands of supporters simultaneously via YouTube, Facebook and Twitter,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Newsom makes the case, in his video (which you can see atop this post) that he “has created jobs, helped San Francisco establish a rainy day reserve and budgetary “sound fiscal policy,” and has tackled the challenge of providing universal health care to the uninsured.”

“Newsom, in the YouTube announcement that announces his formal bid, indirectly takes a jab at some of his competitors, suggesting the state is sorely in need of fresh blood – and fresh ideas – to tackle its myriad economic and social problems.”

Well, I agree that ther are far too many white Democrats from Northern California running for Governor, and Newsom is at least more progressive than the rest of them. But I find it hard to get excited about this guy.  I do intend however to keep an eye on him going forward.  Readers?


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