In a rather unsurprising turn of events, the lone Michigan Republican running for President in the 2024 cycle, Perry Johnson, has dropped out of the race. Now, before we go on, let’s all collectively ask ourselves, “Who is Perry Johnson?” Because let’s be honest, most of us had never even heard of the guy until now.
Last (Only) Michigan Republican Running for President, Perry Johnson Drops Out and Endorses Trumphttps://t.co/jBVQxQ5lDe
— RedState (@RedState) October 24, 2023
Johnson, a businessman from Michigan, spent over $14 million of his own money on his campaign but failed to qualify for the debates with the other Republican contenders. It’s quite an accomplishment to spend that much money and still not make it to the big stage. But hey, at least he can say he tried, right?
Now, I don’t want to sound too harsh on Mr. Johnson. After all, he did run for governor last year and ran into some issues there as well. It turns out he didn’t receive enough signatures to get on the ballot. For someone who claims to be a “quality guru” in the automotive industry, you’d think he would know a thing or two about getting things done right. But I guess when it comes to politics, even the so-called experts can fall flat on their faces.
This whole situation just goes to show you the sorry state of the Michigan GOP. I mean, seriously, how can a party be so incompetent that they can’t even get their candidates on the ballot? And don’t even get me started on their finances. At this point, 13 months before a presidential election, the Michigan Republican Party should have about $10 million in their accounts. But nope, they have less than 1% of that target. It’s like they’re not even trying.
Perry Johnson may be out of the race, but he vows to help Republicans win in 2024, especially in his home state of Michigan. Maybe he can use his “quality guru” skills to get the party back on track. Or maybe not. Either way, let’s hope someone steps up to the plate and leads the Michigan GOP to victory, because right now, they’re looking more like losers than winners.