“To those who say our political system is too broken and can’t be fixed, I would argue that we have already shown a better path forward. And if we can accomplish that here in Maryland, then there is no place in America where these very same principles cannot succeed.”- Governor Larry Hogan
In the shadow of the nation’s storm-tossed political epicenter, Larry Hogan’s governorship is seeming more and more like an intriguing test case for a radically different version of the Republican Party: What would it look like if a politician played to Trump’s electoral coalition while rejecting just about every element of the president’s personal style?
America loves the man of the moment. No one better represents this narrative than Harry Truman, the senator from Missouri who became Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s third and final vice president.
Governor Hogan’s overall tone reflects his generally businesslike and sunny outlook: “I’m willing to stand up and fight for the things that really matter but not for status quo politics and not to perpetuate polarization and paralysis. I come from the get-to-work and get-things-done school of politics, and I’ll work with anyone who wants to do the people’s business.”
Gov. Larry Hogan who won reelection in Maryland last month by a larger margin than he won by in 2014 — this time in a blue-wave election year — and became the first Republican governor to win reelection in Maryland since 1954, is getting out and about more.