Just when you thought Larry Hogan was the most delusional 2024 hopeful, another has stepped to the forefront and said “hold my beer.” Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed that the “option is open” for him to enter what already promises to be a crowded field, almost certainly headlined by former President Donald Trump.
#NEWGovernor @AsaHutchinsonBecause it is a long way down the road, says that “option open” to running for President. Governor says that he is ‘concerned about’ the direction of the country, and his party. #ARNews #ARpx
— Mitchell McCoy (@MitchellMcCoy) April 5, 2022
In order to understand how laughable a possible Hutchinson run is, you need to gain a grasp of how he’s governed. Hogan has at most the pretext of representing a deep-blue state. Hutchinson, however, is the head of one of the worst states in the Union. He has still governed like an establishment coward. It seems he is more interested in a board post than the wishes of his voters.
As RedState reported previously, Hutchinson chose to veto a bill that would have stopped biological males from competing in woman’s sports. In all his wisdom, the governor then went on Tucker Carlson’s show, where he was rhetorically beheaded (see Tucker Carlson Ends Asa Hutchinson’s Career).
Hutchinson tried to couch his veto in platitudes about “government overreach” because he thinks Republicans are stupid enough to buy that.
“This is a government overreach. You are starting to let lawmakers interfere with healthcare and set a standard for legislation overriding healthcare,” Hutchinson said in a Monday news conference. “The state should not presume to jump into every ethical health decision.”
Are you referring to Arkansas, where abortions are prohibited for children under the age of 18? Or how you can’t just shoot up your ten your old with botox? The idea that the government doesn’t already protect children by stopping certain “healthcare” treatments is simply false. Why would the same principle not apply to something as serious as attempting to “transition” a 12-year-old?
Worse, Hutchinson then went on “Meet the Press” and proceeded to trash conservatives who have sought to use the power given to them to protect children, whether we are talking about transgender ideology, abortion, or something else. He, like all the other members of this squish caucus is desperate for approval from mainstream media.
These ill-advised 2024 runs will only splinter and aid the frontrunner. This irony is because Hutchinson, who is against Trump and doesn’t want to be his nominee, is anti-Trump. If the goal is to “stop Trump,” I can’t think of a dumber strategy. Yet, arrogance seems to drive these establishment Republicans to the point where they can’t accept the fact that no one wants to them do anything but retire. Hutchinson has earned some lucrative payoff from a woke corporation once he leaves the governor’s mansion. That should be enough for Hutchinson to accept and allow others to run delusional presidential campaigns.