By Steve Forbes | Originally Posted on Forbes
This episode of What’s Ahead deals with the question of whether “Elder Care” is coming to California. This isn’t some health insurance plan but refers to the gubernatorial campaign of Larry Elder, a popular radio talk-show host, to replace incumbent Gavin Newsom, who faces a recall election on September 14.
Elder just won a major court victory to be on the ballot after worried Democrats tried to block him. He is now leading other challengers to succeed Newsom if Newsom loses the recall vote.
Newsom has repeatedly botched responses to the pandemic, making this health and economic crisis even worse.
Newsom has also lacked the courage and political skills to tackle the Golden State’s deep-seated problems: sky-high taxes, policies that waste the bulk of the state’s annual rainfall, needlessly complex and time-consuming approval processes that make California’s housing the most expensive in the nation, gross mismanagement of the state’s forests and public lands that have fueled its devastating fires, and energy policies that have led to rolling blackouts and America’s highest gasoline taxes.