Skip to comments.Maryland's Larry Hogan releases video calling for change within GOP
Posted on 12/07/2020 3:22:56 PM PST by RandFan
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) released a video Monday calling for the Republican Party to chart a new path forward in the years ahead, a move likely to stoke further speculation that he is moving toward a White House run in 2024.
The video, released by Hogan’s advocacy group An America United, draws heavily on a speech the Maryland governor gave last month at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, in which he warned of pending political trouble for the GOP and outlined and called on the party to expand its electoral coalition moving forward.
“We are once again at a time for choosing,” Hogan says in the video. “Are we going to be a party that can’t win national elections or are we willing to do the hard work of building a durable coalition that can shape our nation’s destiny.”
“Look, I’m a guy that tells it like it is,” he continues. “So here’s a truth that our party needs to hear: No one will listen to our message if they don’t believe that we’re listening to them.”
The video is likely to fuel speculation that Hogan may be moving toward a 2024 presidential campaign. Allies of the Maryland governor say that he has not yet made a decision on a White House bid, but he has also refused to rule one out.
In an interview on Bloomberg’s “The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations” last month, Hogan said that he is not “ready to launch any campaigns” and that he is focused on serving out the remainder of his term as governor, which ends in 2023. But he also said he wants to be “part of the discussion about where we go as a party and where we go as a country” in the years ahead.
Hogan has emerged as a rare Republican critic of President Trump, and has spoken particularly harshly of the president’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. He briefly floated the notion of a primary challenge to Trump last year, though ultimately decided against launching one.
Hogan has advocated for a more compromise-minded approach to politics, and has pointed to his electoral success in Democratic-leaning Maryland as evidence of his broad political appeal.
The video comes as Trump has floated the idea of another presidential campaign in 2024, a prospect that has largely frozen the field of potential GOP candidates, who are wary of being seen as challenging the president. But Trump’s future political plans are unlikely to deter Hogan, who has long spoken about the need to break away from the president’s divisive brand of politics.
In the video released Monday, Hogan touted his role as the chairman of the National Governors Association during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, casting himself as a member of the “get-to-work and get-things-done school of politics” and “one of the most popular governors in America.”
“I for one refuse to give in and accept that anger has taken the place of the common good,” Hogan says. “I refuse to give up and accept that the best days of the GOP and of America are a thing of the past.”
As some Freeper said to the French, Hogan, get le bent.
Lets start with him.
I’m for change in the GOP too, change by which Hogan leads a mass exodus of liberals from the party.
Hogan’s a HERO?
Cuck Conservatism vs. MAGA. Bring it on...
Hey, fatso, we finally agreed on something: the GOP needs change. I have a feeling we disagree on the nature of that change, however.
If Larry wants a shot at the Whitehouse, he better switch to Democrat. There ain’t no “Trend Republican” direction on the little spinny vote-cheat dial thingee...
These clowns JUST DON’T GET IT. I mean here you have Trump who is the most popular Republican President of all time, who is showing Republicans how to win and how to fight back, has energized grassroots conservatives like no GOP President before (even surpassing Reagan and Coolidge, IMO) and then this mouth-breathing mofo continues to peddle this fake, idyllic village of D.C. where Republicans and Democrats roll up their sleeves and quietly solve the nation’s problems. I am not holding my nose for another squish Republican ever again when Trump leaves office.
Glad I don’t have to vote for him. Cuz I wouldn’t.
STFU Larry fat boy Hogan
NeverTrumper Republicans are not going to get The Base to vote for them on a National level.
Nope, not happening.
I don’t give a damn what Hogan and his RINO pals want to do.
We conservatives need a NEW party that stands for something and is willing to fight like hell for it.
The GOP is infested with pansies. We need Pattons.
I’m pretty sure the GOP has worn out its welcome with conservative voters. They’ve got Jeb, Pierre Delecto and a couple of other slime balls they can recycle. Never heard of Hogan.
“a more compromise-minded approach to politics”
Yeah, we are supposed to compromise with open-borders, end-the-electoral college, add-more-states, pack-the-Supereme-Court, baby-killing communists.
Show me how freedom loving Americans should “compromise” with that!
There IS NO compromise with such tyrants.
Remember the game? Musical chairs. Let’s do it with the 535.
We the people BUMP!
As soon as he opened his yap right after the election I said that this moron was going to try to position himself for 2024. His problem then, now, and in the future is that he will barely register a couple of percentage points in any Republican primary. No rino northeasterner has a chance in Hell of grabbing the nomination. Romney was the last one. And we are not going back there.
We had “change within GOP” for the past four years. We finally got somebody who would fight for us and wasn’t a globalist. That was EXACTLY the change we were looking for.
What he calls “change” is surrendering to the commies.
What’s the half-life on that purple microdot, dude? Peace.
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