It’s turning out to be a week of surprises.
Here’s another one I didn’t see coming. The Hill ran a startling story yesterday headlined,
Sean Hannity announced yesterday that on November 30th, he will moderate a 90-minute “red versus blue debate” between Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and California Governor Gavin Newsom. It’s totally not a presidential debate. Hannity explained, sort of, “I’m looking forward to providing viewers with an informative debate about the everyday issues and governing philosophies that impact the lives of every American.”
Oh. Alrighty then. We’re just all going to pretend like it’s the first-ever non-campaigning gubernatorial debate.
Back in August, the DeSantis campaign agreed to the idea of debating Newsom, who is not officially a presidential candidate, but nothing further was announced till this week.
In related news, the second Republican presidential debate is scheduled for tomorrow night, Wednesday, September 26th starting at 9pm EST. You’ll be forgiven for not already having it in your calendar. But Governor Newsom had it in his calendar. Check out this little news nugget:
As far as I can tell, instead of the actual candidate — Biden — Governor Newsom will deliver the DNC’s response to the GOP debate. Onsite. Live.
The articles about busy-bee Newsom’s recent activity all say that Newsom has “sub-zero” interest in running for the democrat nomination.
He’s sure spending a lot of time on presidential politicking though.
Check out this campaign video from the DeSantis team about this event.