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Vice President Scott Walker?
The Washington Post ^ | June 4, 2012 | Marc A. Thiessen

Posted on 06/05/2012 1:06:33 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

When Minnesota fifth-grader Tyler Sullivan skipped school to attend an campaign event with Barack Obama Friday, the president wrote his teacher a note which read: “Please excuse Tyler.... He was with me!”

So what explains Obama’s unexcused absence from the Wisconsin recall election?

The president was just a short helicopter ride away from the Badger State this weekend. He attended three events in Minnesota and then traveled to nearby Chicago to take some time off in his home state. But he didn’t come to Wisconsin. In fact, Obama hasn’t set food in Wisconsin for months. Why?

The answer is inescapable: Barack Obama is afraid of Scott Walker.

Obama is still popular in Wisconsin. According to a recent Marquette University poll , the president enjoys a 52 percent approval rating and leads Mitt Romney 51-43 among likely voters in the state — a comfortable 8-point margin. So why not spend some of that political capital to help Democrat Tom Barrett defeat Walker on Tuesday?

After all, wasn’t the Walker recall supposed to be the great liberal cause of 2012? When Walker pushed through collective-bargaining reform over the objections of Wisconsin Democrats, the Left warned that conservatives had gone too far. Wisconsin was a union state, they said, and in taking on the public-sector worker unions, Republicans had dug their own political grave. Moreover, Obama had promised to stand with the unions . During the 2008 campaign, Obama declared “[I]f American workers are being denied their right to organize when I’m in the White House, I will put on a comfortable pair of shoes and I will walk on that picket line with you as president of the United States.”

But when the fight came, and the unions called, Obama failed to show up...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Wisconsin; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: obama; romney; scottwalker; wisconsin
Eyes are being opened all over the place.
1 posted on 06/05/2012 1:06:44 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That would be upside down.


2 posted on 06/05/2012 1:11:44 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was thinking back in January that a Gingrich/Walker combo would make an awsome ticket


3 posted on 06/05/2012 1:24:31 AM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Obama hasn’t set food in Wisconsin for months..."

Sorry; that just jumped out at me at 5am, after 1st coffee. WashCompost's proofreader must be asleep at desk.

4 posted on 06/05/2012 2:06:35 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: carriage_hill

Dear Mayor Barrett,

Please excuse my absence there was just no political upside to visiting you in WI. Barack Obama


5 posted on 06/05/2012 2:18:01 AM PDT by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Vice President Scott Walker?"

Dump Willard for Walker 2012 !

6 posted on 06/05/2012 3:31:22 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: vicar7

When Walker clobbers Scott by 12.3%, it will be a big “downside” and 0bummer will be well-distanced from it.


7 posted on 06/05/2012 3:32:29 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: carriage_hill

Barrett, not Scott. Need more coffee.


8 posted on 06/05/2012 3:33:29 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama may not be there, but you can bet Holder’s boys will be there to contest the vote.


9 posted on 06/05/2012 4:04:22 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We need him here....you can’t have him.....


10 posted on 06/05/2012 4:15:18 AM PDT by Mopp4
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The inescapable conclusion for me is that Barack Obama is not as popular as the likeability polls would have one believe. As president, his POLICIES have to be liked also, to have a positive effect on what’s going on in Wisconsin.

How he’s likeable is beyond me. He reminds me of the rich kid in high school who used to have to buy friends. He was so reviled because he constantly had to remind us how great his father was.


11 posted on 06/05/2012 4:20:35 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: wayoverontheright

I agree with you.

How can anyone who likes and will vote for Scott Walker possibly approve of Obama.

These polls are full of it.


12 posted on 06/05/2012 4:34:22 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
NO

All the vice presidency does is neutralize a good man or woman by giving them a nothing job

If Walker wins let him become a national speaker while continuing to govern the State of Wisconsin into prosperity

and keep the Alinskey-left from “Palinizing” him by filing malicious frivolous lawsuits that make it impossible for him to do so

13 posted on 06/05/2012 5:21:02 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Being a Wisconsinite myself ... we need Walker here to help defend us from the encroachments of Obama and Romney. I'd rather keep him here during their "reigns" than put him inside the enemy camp. On the other hand ... President Walker I think would be a great idea.


14 posted on 06/05/2012 5:21:24 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Walker should be at the top of the ticket.

Unquestionably, he’s the most courageous conservative politician in America today.

Nobody else comes close. Nobody. They’re little more than talking heads when compared with this guy.

Having said that, I believe Walker might accomplish considerably more in Wisconsin by finishing his term before he entered the “big ring”. This would have the effect of making him even more formidable on the national stage.

But.... perhaps duty calls.

A question for anyone reading this, even those who have previously stated they would never vote for Romney:
If Romney picks Scott Walker, would this change your decision?


15 posted on 06/05/2012 8:43:05 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Screw Romney, that is an insult to Walker.


16 posted on 06/06/2012 12:05:10 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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