Larry Hogan and working a walk

Posted: January 13, 2022 by datechguy in Uncategorized

These days I’m not so high on Joe Scarborough but he once said something that every single pol should take to heart: You have to win a majority to accomplish anything.

It’s a rule that is ignored by voters and a party at their peril.

For example in Wyoming conservatives know that if (OK when) Liz Cheney loses her primary she is going to be replaced by a strong conservative because the people of Wyoming are well versed with conservatism and reality.

In Maine not so much. It would be nice for example if we had a stronger conservatives than Susan Collins in Maine, but without her the Democrats would have the 51 votes to make a whole bunch of trouble, so until we can educate Maine voters on the realities of the left she’s likely as good as we can get.

And that brings us to Larry Hogan.

Hogan is a moderate Republican and a bit of a NeverTrumper, however he has done a credible job as Governor of the state and has done well with the black community:

Hogan would likely make strong conservatives like me go nuts and become the goto republican in the senate for the MSM but…
1. He’s likely the best we can get in Maryland
2. He would be a vote for conservative judges
Would I prefer a strong conservative? Sure. Can we elect a strong conservative in Maryland? At this point, absolutely not.

Think of it like baseball. In my 1969 Draft league my #1 & #2 batters are Mike Fiore, and Jim Hegan They are batting 61 and 73 point lower than Pete Rose but both draw a ton of walks. While it would be nice if those walks were double and triples and homers those walks enable Pete Rose to drive in runs (57 in 90 games so far) 3rd in the league despite having less than a 1/3 of the HR of the men ahead of him.

Larry Hogan in the senate will not hit a lot of conservative home runs but he will set the table allowing other to drive in runs and while he does that we can act to educate the people of Maryland so that the day will come when we can in fact do better.

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