Are we being set up for a 2024 presidential run by California Gov. Gavin Newsom? As we reported, Newsom ran an anti-Ron DeSantis ad on July 4th encouraging Floridians to move to California. Naturally, CNN got an “exclusive first look” and posted the ad for free on its website, guaranteeing that hundreds more people will have seen it.

Now CNN has an opinion piece about Newsom and DeSantis, and Nathan Click, former communications chief for Newsom, says Newsom is doing more than just crushing DeSantis.

Crushing him in what? Used needles?

Oh, and guess who wrote this opinion piece for CNN: Dean Obeidallah.

This new 2022 re-election commercial is about just one thing: crushing Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis. And Newsom does it in a way that other Democrats should emulate — by highlighting the threat that today’s extremist GOP poses to our freedoms.

The 54-year-old governor opens the ad declaring, “It’s Independence Day — so let’s talk about what’s going on in America.” He then adds ominously to Fox News’ viewers in Florida, “Freedom is under attack in your state.”

We then see images of DeSantis shaking the hand of Donald Trump, as the screen fills with quotes from news reports appearing to back up Newsom’s claim that “Republican leaders are banning books, making it harder to vote, restricting speech in classrooms and even criminalizing women and doctors.”

If it’s a re-election commercial, why is he running it in Florida? And did the Newsom campaign offer CNN Obeidallah’s opinion piece as a bonus to go with the “exclusive first look” at his ad?

CNN certainly is giving plenty of attention to this campaign ad. If DeSantis made a similar ad, would they run that on their website?

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