Is the question asked by the WashingPost's David Ignatius. The PowerLine guys mention it here.
Now I'm no expert in philosophy, so I'm not exactly sure about him. Given that there were both Right and Left Hegelians make it a tougher call. The Left (or Young) Hegelians' more revolutionary view of the man's work, and their advocacy of atheism, would lead me to conclude that Hegel would be a tough sell for Republicans.
Hm? Hagel?! The Senator from Nebraska? Embrace him for what?
Let's see... from Ignatius's article: "WASHINGTON -- A month ago, the idea that Sen. Chuck Hagel would make a serious run for the Republican presidential nomination would have been a nonstarter."
And it still is. No need to read further.
(See here for Carol Liebau's take)