CBS News political correspondent Robert Costa writes in a Washington Post op-ed that ultra-rich GOP donors are planning a secret meeting where they’ll come up with a strategy to convince affable suburbs-friendly “Diet MAGA” Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin to run for president in 2024.
They’re calling it the “Red Vest Retreat” and holy shit that is so sad and depressing. The LL Bean fleece vest being Youngkin’s signature and his desperate stans in the “establishment” GOP endlessly pursuing this fantasy are bad enough on their own, but goddamn it they actually have to theme it around his goddamned vests? Fuck. This is actually more embarrassing by proxy than Kevin McCarthy’s skiing motivational speech from a few weeks ago and that was such brutal cringe.
Like the Youngkin fanboys at Axios reported this week, everything hinges on the Virginia GOP’s performance in this November’s legislative elections, that if they go well then Youngkin’s more likely to throw in. They better pray they get their asses kicked so their dude doesn’t politically immolate himself trying to take down Trump like Ron DeSantis is in the process of doing right now. Already the Fat Orange Hitler’s stormtroopers are warning the vest guy to don’t even fucking think about it.