- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Talk radio genius Michael Savage may be running for U.S. Senate.

He’s eyeing Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s seat — and with Hollywood’s Republican Stacey Dash seeking to steal away California Democrat Nanette Barragan’s 44th District spot, well, what an interesting and exciting time this Golden State election cycle might very well be.

“I’ve been asked by a number of very powerful and important people to run as an independent for the U.S. Senate in the state of California,” Savage said on a recent radio show, Breitbart noted.

He’d run on the same borders, language, culture message that’s made him a must-hear on talk radio — the one that says a country’s just not a country if it doesn’t focus policy on preserving those three biggies. It’s the same message he put out in his best-selling “Government Zero: No Borders, No Language, No Culture” book; it’s the same message he preached to the pre-president Donald Trump, during on-air campaign interviews; it’s the same message that actually drove Trump across the finish line to the White House.

“I’m not the kind of guy who’s going to go out and hug illegal aliens and wash their feet like Nancy Pelosi,” he said. “I’m going to say, ‘Build a wall that’s so thick, a hurricane couldn’t blow it down.’ I’m not talking about a wall, I’m talking about a citadel. California needs to be sealed off.”

Sound like anyone?

Put it this way: If Trump endorsed Mitt Romney for an Arizona Senate seat — Mitt Romney, with whom he’s traded nasty and ugly barbs, Mitt Romney, the guy who characterized him as unfit for the presidency and the clown of the White House circle — then surely Savage, with his same-minded wall-building mantra, is worthy of the same.

And here’s a bit of an eye-opener: California is “extremely conservative,” Savage said.

He went on: “If you think everyone in California is a liberal, you know nothing about California. If you think everybody thinks the way they do in San Francisco or in L.A. — and I mean only regions of L.A. — you’re mistaken. Most of California is extremely conservative. They’re gun owners, they’re workers, they’re farmers, they’re business people, they’re housewives. They love America, and they hate Feinstein and they hate Pelosi.”

Don’t laugh. Massachusetts, the East Coast’s enclave for liberals-slash-progressives-slash-socialists, saw a conservative and independent-minded revival of sorts during Trump’s campaign, with record-breaking lines forming outside the venues where he was scheduled to speak.

So will Savage run? Moreover, if he does, can he win?

“Well, there’s a thing called public service,” he said. “If not me, who? In other words, who’s going to run that has a chance to even articulate the positions that most Californians, in fact most Americans, believe to be valid?”

If he does run, he’ll be mocked by the left — cut down by the elitists in the Republican Party, the establishment of the GOP, the political power-players who want to limit all races to two parties with few differences. Just like Trump. Just like Trump was on the campaign trail; just like Trump continues to be in his White House perch.

Which, come to think of it, says a lot about Savage’s chances of winning.

Cheryl Chumley can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter, @ckchumley.

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