Caitlyn Jenner is attempting to take advantage of a possible recall of California governor Gavin Newsom, but no one seems to be interested in her candidacy.
Jenner is an odd candidate for public office. She is a transgender and Republicans have been focused on taking the rights away from LGBTQ people for years. And Democrats certainly won’t be interested in voting for her. Still she pressed on and announced that she’s running. On Saturday, Alex Witt and Scott Cohn discussed the lack of interest in the campaign.
Cohn began, “Well, Alex, we know who’s not saying anything so far. Caitlyn Jenner’s daughters, Kylie and Kendall, have not had any comment. Neither has ex-wife Kris Jenner or any of the Kardashians.”
The reporter continued, “But there are other indications that the idea of a Gov. Caitlyn Jenner is not taking off. She is presenting herself as a ‘compassionate disrupter,’ in her words, and one of the things she thinks she can disrupt is some of the traditional political calculus here in California, running as a socially liberal, fiscal conservative. Well, that, at least in the early going, appears to have landed with a bit of a thud.”
Cohn also noted that advocacy groups aren’t interested in the campaign. “Equality California is the state’s largest LGBTQ advocacy group,” he said. “They tweeted right away yesterday, ‘Make no mistake, we can’t wait to elect a trans governor of California, but Caitlyn Jenner spent years telling the LGBTQ+ community to trust Donald Trump.’ They say they will take a hard pass.”
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