Maryland’s Republican governor is just waiting for someone to push him to Team Biden.
After years of rumors about his own presidential ambitions, Larry Hogan said he is thinking about voting for the president’s rival this November.
Hogan supported Trump impeachment
Despite the “R” next to his name, Hogan has never been a Trump fan — he opposed him in 2016, and supported his impeachment — and the governor’s Democrat-friendly response to the coronavirus has won praises from the media.
In the Maryland of Hogan, a so-called “moderate,” residents can be charged with misdemeanors for flouting stay at home orders. Liberals go for that kind of thing, apparently, and so Hogan has won fawning profiles talking him up as a possible successor to Trump.
For his part, Hogan has not so secretly discussed his desire to bring about a more “inclusive” Republican party that sounds suspiciously like the Democratic party, perhaps with himself at the top of the ticket someday.
In the midst of all this speculation, Hogan went on conservative host Hugh Hewitt’s radio show to hawk his new book — where he suggested he would vote for Biden, a change from four years ago, when he wrote in his father.
“Like everybody else, I get to go into the voting booth and pull the lever for the person that I think is going to do the best job. And we’re going to figure that out in the next 100 days,” the Republican said. “I’m going to try to make that decision like everybody else in America.”
Anti-Trump Right emboldened
Hogan is just the latest anti-Trump Republican to transition from “Trump critic” to full-blown Democrat, with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer.
While Hogan envisions a warm, friendly Republican party that capitulates to the Left at every turn, he has no plans to run for president this year, although he did think about primarying Trump before getting cold feet.
In the meantime, Hogan is going to keep talking up his genius plan to turn the Republican party into its opposite.
“After this November election is over, regardless of who wins, there are a large majority of Americans who are completely convinced our political system is fundamentally broken, and they’re going to be looking for something different,” he told the New York Times.
Despite the supposed ingenuity of Hogan’s ‘new’ vision, there’s nothing original about it. The last thing the Republican party needs is some sell-out RINO at the helm. But Trump shouldn’t lose any sleep about that.