Former Republican Governor Slams Florida’s DeSantis Campaign As One of the Worst Yet |

Larry Hogan, a former Republican governor of Maryland, has a negative opinion of Florida’s Republican governor and his presidential campaign.  

On this week’s episode of “The Takeout,” Hogan told Major Garrett of CBS News, “I think [Ron] DeSantis has really underperformed.” At Mike’s Restaurant and Crabhouse in Riva, Maryland, the interview was captured on camera.  

He has dropped like a rock, and I think the [DeSantis] campaign is one of the worst I’ve seen so far, according to Hogan. “I believe that the end is in sight.” 

Hogan calls DeSantis “smart,” but when asked to list DeSantis’ mistakes, he didn’t mince words: “He just doesn’t connect with people,” “He’s not a good campaigner,” and “Not a good debater.” 


DeSantis “seems to want to talk only about wokeism,” according to Hogan. And I believe that’s a contributing factor in why his campaign is performing so poorly, or, you know, so drastically below expectations.  

Requests for comment from the Desantis campaign went unanswered. “Who is Larry Hogan,” a DeSantis campaign official named Carly Atchison tweeted. 

Hogan led the National Governors Association in 2020 while serving two terms as governor of Maryland. He’s frequently mentioned as a potential 2024 presidential candidate, but he recently declared he has no interest in running for his party’s nomination. 

But Hogan is not ruling out a third-party run if Vice President Biden and Republican front-runner Donald Trump are the leading contenders in 2016. Hogan added that he would only run for the top of the ticket and not as a vice presidential candidate, adding that you should always leave the door open in case of emergency in order to break glass. 

Hogan praised Chris Christie and Asa Hutchinson, two former governors, for criticizing Trump, who was charged with 37 federal offences earlier this month. “They are treating it with more seriousness and are more willing to speak up than the others. However, the rest of [the GOP primary field] lacks courage. They are reluctant to speak up. That has been the issue, according to Hogan. 

Election denialism is bad for the Republican Party, according to Hogan, who criticized Trump for continuing to question the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. “It’s bad morally, but it’s also a sure way to lose elections,” he said. 

Former Republican Governor Slams Florida’s DeSantis Campaign As One of the Worst Yet |

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