Asa Hutchinson, the former Arkansas governor and throwback to the pre-Trump era of the Republican Party, has officially announced his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election.
Hutchinson, who served as governor from 2015 to 2021, is seen as a moderate Republican who is willing to work with both sides of the aisle. He has been vocal in his criticism of former President Donald Trump, and has been a vocal advocate for bipartisanship and compromise.
Hutchinson is the first major Republican to announce his candidacy for the 2024 election, and his announcement has been met with both excitement and trepidation from the GOP. On one hand, Hutchinson is seen as a return to the pre-Trump era of the Republican Party, when compromise and bipartisanship were more common. On the other hand, some fear that Hutchinson’s candidacy could split the Republican vote and lead to a Democratic victory in 2024.
Regardless of the outcome, Hutchinson’s candidacy is sure to be an interesting one to watch. His moderate views and willingness to work with both sides of the aisle could be a breath of fresh air for the Republican Party, or it could be a sign of a divided party that is unable to come together to win the White House. Only time will tell.