Our Next Presentation:
Spotlight on Texas Governor Greg Abbott
PLEASE NOTE OUR SPECIAL MEETING DAY… WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17TH
The political ambitions of our Governor, Greg Abbott, have been talked about for years. His 2016 book, Broken But Unbowed: The Fight to Fix a Broken America, was a classic, strategic foray onto the national political scene. Like many of you, I looked at his book-signing tour bus at the Republican state convention in Dallas that May and thought, “this looks like an opening chess move for a national campaign.” Though, of course, this has been a chess board dominated in the years since by one man, President Donald J. Trump.
Gov. Abbott did not settle into the background. His service as our state’s Chief Executive has given him plenty of opportunities, in both celebration and in crisis, to present himself nationally. And, during the past four years, no other Governor was as lauded or as welcomed to the White House as Gov. Abbott.
This month, we shall discuss Gov. Abbott and the potential for his run for the presidency in 2024—the serious campaigns for which will begin right after the mid-term election in less than two years.
As an aside, you may be asking yourself, why aren’t we meeting on the 10th? The answer is personal, I’m afraid. My eldest son, William, has a scholarship interview on the morning of the 10th; and, Dad has to make sure he’s there! Plus, as our illustrious Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus pointed out to me, Wednesday the 17th is St. Patrick’s Day. What an outstanding day for a fellowship lunch!
I look forward to seeing you! And, don’t forget… we’re back at Spring Creek BBQ!
—Bill Blake, President of The Lincoln Society