Rush Limbaugh once famously said that the left will always tell you who they fear.
If that applies, and it does, we can now safely assume that the left is terrified of the idea of South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem running for president in 2024.
The media is already singling her out for attacks. Why else would they do this?
The Washington Examiner reports:
Kristi Noem, like Ron DeSantis, is now a media target
It’s probably safe to say that South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem will run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024. I know this because the New York Times just did one of its predictable here’s-a-popular-Republican-who-screwed-up-during-the-pandemic hit pieces.
Most of the national media’s hatred has been saved for Gov. Ron DeSantis in Florida for having declined to throw his state into perpetual economic lockdown and still managing to keep Florida’s death rate well below that of its blue-state peers. But the New York Times on Wednesday took time to aim north, publishing a six-minute video purporting to demonstrate “How Gov. Kristi Noem rebranded her failures as ‘freedom.'”
The voice-over describes Noem as “a uniquely dangerous kind of politician, one who’s reckless but sounds rational, smart but intellectually dishonest and is willing to endanger South Dakotans just to get a few political points.”…
The video critique of Noem, just like all media attempts to politicize the pandemic, is flagrantly partisan and does a dismal job making the case that the governor was a science-denier or a poor manager.
If Noem was a Democrat, the media would be singing her praises for the job she has done.
The best way that we can fight #COVID19 today is by efficiently distributing vaccines to those who need it most.
Shots in arms is the name of the game. Today, South Dakota is 2nd in the nation for distribution of the 2nd dose.
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) January 28, 2021
Expect to hear more about Noem in the coming years. She would be a formidable presidential candidate.