As you all know former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld has announced he’s running against Trump in the 2020 Republican primary.
Well another name has now emerged as a possible contender for the Republican nomination:
CBS NEWS – Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said he’s seriously “considering” running against President Donald Trump in the 2020 primary while he spoke in front of an audience in New Hampshire Tuesday morning.
But, Hogan said he isn’t about to “launch some sort of a suicide mission.”
The 62-year-old was the featured speaker at Politics & Eggs at St. Anselm College.
Hogan said he needs to see a “path to victory” before he mounts a primary challenge. But the governor did say he has been strongly encouraged to run, and that he has “very strong concerns” about the future of the Republican party and “the future of my country.”
The second-term Republican governor in Maryland has been in the national spotlight since his November re-election. Hogan has been critical of Trump while he was governor.
Like Bill Weld, I don’t see Hogan giving much in the way of a fight to Trump. His liberal stances would be his downfall if he chose to run in the Republican Primary.
As Dan McLaughlin pointed out in January…
In a national election, however, Hogan’s status as a pragmatic, tax-cutting, infrastructure-building moderate would matter less than his moderate-to-liberal stances on abortion, the morning-after pill and Planned Parenthood funding, immigration, guns, and other social-issue hot buttons.
In short, he’s a RINO. He may be perfect for the leftists in Maryland but like Weld, he doesn’t stand a chance against Trump.
He did say, though, that he’s not going to launch a suicide mission. So unless his people blow fairy dust in his face and make him believe the fiction that he has a path to the nomination, his campaign will probably never get off the ground.