The Lone Star State’s new governor joined me today to talk about his newest battle with the EPA –and a little GOp presidential politics:
HH: I am joined now by one of America’s great governors, Texas Governor Greg Abbott. If he was a Browns fan, he’d be perfect. Governor Abbott, good to have you, welcome back.
GA: Hugh, it’s great to be back, and you always have to insert something involving the great state of Ohio. Of course, you do have the great Johnny Manziel, Heisman trophy winner on the Browns team, and hopefully he’ll be able to carry them to more victories.
HH: And we’re rooting for him. He should be coming out of rehab pretty soon, and we have not given up on Johnny Football. That’s Johnny Radio talking there. Now Governor, I’ve got one political and two substantive questions. Here’s my political question. Texans on Tuesday, March 1st of next year are going to face a terrible dilemma. They’re going to have Ted Cruz and Rick Perry, both friends of yours, both enormously popular in the Lone Star State. I figure if you run as a favorite son, you’ll save everybody a lot of money and headaches. Any chance of that happening?
GA: I don’t think that’s going to happen. We have enough Texas-related candidates on the ballot. Remember, there’s a couple more Texas-related candidates. We have Rand Paul, who is a native of Texas, Jeb Bush with Texas ties, and so there’s a good chance the next president is going to have a pathway through Texas. Continue Reading