Freeway Disaster Presents Hurdle for Newsom’s National Ambitions

Source: The American Prospect
by David Dayen

“You may have heard of the butterfly effect: the idea that some infinitesimally obscure event in one part of the world (a butterfly flapping its wings) could have a monumental effect elsewhere (a change in air pressure that creates a tornado or hurricane). In the online world, we illustrate this with the domino meme, where a tiny domino knocks over a bigger and bigger one until an object a few feet tall is in line to topple. … The next few weeks will determine whether the biggest domino to fall at the end of this run is ‘Gavin Newsom loses the 2028 presidential primary to Josh Shapiro over a contrast in their responses to an infrastructure emergency.'” (11/14/23)