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Scott Walker, Romney's Running Mate
The American Thinker ^ | May 30, 2012 | J. Robert Smith

Posted on 05/30/2012 1:11:52 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Balance the GOP presidential ticket? Nah! That's Democrat stuff. Mitt Romney has the chance to a make a powerful statement with his V.P. choice. Governor Scott Walker -- a boring white guy's white guy -- is about to make a very powerful statement in Wisconsin. A thumbs-up by Wisconsin voters for Walker in next Tuesday's recall election would be a huge victory for bold governmental reform.

A Walker victory establishes that Republicans can enact significant reforms and survive onslaughts by public-sector labor unions, the left, and the dependent classes. For conservative reformers, a Walker recall win is the modern equivalent of the "shot heard around the world."

[SNIP]

As William Kristol writes in the current Weekly Standard:

[I]n the event of a victory for Walker on June 5, the task of today's Republicans will be similar to the challenge facing the Union forces after Gettysburg: to turn a defensive success -- halting the South's advance into Pennsylvania, preventing Scott Walker from being removed from office halfway through his term -- into a strategic victory in the broader conflict.

Kristol is dead-on about transforming a Walker victory next Tuesday into a larger strategic aim. In other words, starting the process of making the federal government smaller, leaner, and less intrusive. Returning many federal powers to the states where those powers aren't eliminated outright. Generally moving the nation away from the eighty-year deviancy that is big government. And more fully restoring citizens' rights to chart their own destinies free from government meddling...............

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012election; backbone; budget; conservative; wi2012

1 posted on 05/30/2012 1:12:02 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Walker? Just slightly more likely than him choosing Sarah Palin or Allen West. No, look for Susana Martinez, Marco Rubio or Rob Portman, with an outside chance of Paul Ryan or Jeb Bush.


2 posted on 05/30/2012 1:24:13 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

DUMP WILLARD FOR WALKER 2012 !


3 posted on 05/30/2012 1:26:44 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

At some point someone is going to mention that Romney has been running for office for 20 years, and that he has a single term as an ineffective Governor to show for it.

At some point he will be asked why he can’t campaign on what he did in office, and why it led to him not being able to run for reelection.

I don’t recall a modern GOP nominee not having anything to run on, or any political successes, or effective political leadership to wave to the people.


4 posted on 05/30/2012 1:47:36 AM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: ansel12
You ask the most awkward questions.

/johnny

5 posted on 05/30/2012 2:11:00 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

After all the tumult surrounding the recalls, I doubt Walker would pull out at this point and run as VP. After all this, I`d suspect he`d like to actually govern for awhile. Giving up the governor`s post and making the VP run wouldn`t be a wise move.


6 posted on 05/30/2012 2:16:33 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: ansel12

Welcome to the GOP “new deal”.


7 posted on 05/30/2012 2:30:09 AM PDT by exnavy (May the Lord bless and keep our troops.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I wouldn’t make assumption that him winning the recall means voters want him for VP. Many will vote No simply because they don’t find it fair to dump an elected official before he even reaches half of his term.


8 posted on 05/30/2012 2:37:18 AM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

More like Scott Brown.Wouldn’t put it past him or the Republican party.Wouldn’t surprise me one bit.


9 posted on 05/30/2012 2:46:38 AM PDT by Uncle Meat
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

No way. Walker needs to stay in WI and help keep the scumbag Unions at bay to protect his constituents. Hopefully he keeps the Republican majority in the state Gov’t when this mess finally blows over.

The same goes for Gov. Christie, there is too much left unfinished.


10 posted on 05/30/2012 2:51:27 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Martinez or Portman as VP; would only cnofirm; what has long been rumored. That a terribly misguided Repub(e) hierarchy; submitted to a collective lobotomy; and like all such procedures; it is permanent.
11 posted on 05/30/2012 3:01:04 AM PDT by cricket (Calling Marco Rubio; Allen West. .. Newt. . .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stay out of the Bushes.


12 posted on 05/30/2012 3:03:09 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If you want total security go to prison. The only thing lacking is freedom. D. D. Eisenhower)
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To: ScottinVA
After all the tumult surrounding the recalls, I doubt Walker would pull out at this point and run as VP. After all this, I`d suspect he`d like to actually govern for awhile. Giving up the governor`s post and making the VP run wouldn`t be a wise move.
That was my first thought. What a slap in the face to all his supporters in Wisconsin.
13 posted on 05/30/2012 3:32:50 AM PDT by samtheman (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2888480/posts?page=2#2)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No Bush, please.


14 posted on 05/30/2012 3:34:12 AM PDT by samtheman (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2888480/posts?page=2#2)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’ll never be Walker. Romney’s minions are looking for the “Anti-Palin,” a quiet, boring, old white hack who won’t be a threat to either Romney or the GOP-E.


15 posted on 05/30/2012 4:06:10 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Don’t be counting our chickens until they hatch next Tuesday. there is still the potential for massive voter fraud to contend with. He could lose.


16 posted on 05/30/2012 4:14:29 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: Daveinyork
Don’t be counting our chickens until they hatch next Tuesday

My sentiments exactly. Don't tempt fate. Wait til Tuesday.
17 posted on 05/30/2012 4:24:34 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He’s our governor and you can’t have him! :)


18 posted on 05/30/2012 4:27:58 AM PDT by freemama
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To: freemama

Wishful thinking tells me Walker could and may still win. What is REALLY needed is a way to overcome and curtail voter fraud once and for all. Look back at Washington and Minnesota elections of a few ago. IMO there is NO WAY the two “demo dummies” won those election except for voter fraud. Watch for it coming to an election near you. Hopefully not here in Wisconsin but that too is wishfull thinking.


19 posted on 05/30/2012 4:51:31 AM PDT by Progov
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To: submarinerswife

well said. The left wins a heck of a lot of battles because they keep the movers and shakers in place - see Nancy Pelosi for an example of their system.


20 posted on 05/30/2012 4:58:50 AM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: ScottinVA
After all the tumult surrounding the recalls, I doubt Walker would pull out at this point and run as VP. After all this, I`d suspect he`d like to actually govern for awhile. Giving up the governor`s post and making the VP run wouldn`t be a wise move.

Scott needs at least one, completed, successful term as governor to be credible for a future Presidential run. He should stay in WI for now and rack up more accomplishments.

21 posted on 05/30/2012 5:10:25 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; afraidfortherepublic; 2ndDivisionVet; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; ...

That’s an interesting idea. Depends on how big Walker’s margin is. If he tops 55%, it could really work.


22 posted on 05/30/2012 5:31:35 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Terrible idea. We need Scott here in Wisconsin to straighten this place out. You can have him after 2 terms in Madison.


23 posted on 05/30/2012 5:41:02 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Wisconsin: Walker as Romney’s running mate?

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


24 posted on 05/30/2012 5:44:53 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
LOL! There is absolutely no reason for Romney to pick a conservative. Moderation is what is needed right now. A gentle slide back to the middle from this far left nightmare the country has been subjected to!

I believe people are so sick of Obama and the far left, right now they would rather see their local dog catcher be leader of the free world than have to endure 4 more years of these bumbling socialist dumbasses.

Romney should stick to what he knows best, rinocrat!

Ooohhh, maybe he should pick McCain!

25 posted on 05/30/2012 6:03:54 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; All

I typed up my “would like an ‘out-of-the-box’” VP post and this surfaces.

I like it a lot! The libs skulls would collectively explode...of course the skulls are empty, but it woud still be fun to watch.

“Sky” Walker - VP.


26 posted on 05/30/2012 6:45:33 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; randita; BillyBoy

I don’t think it’s out of the box to suggest the guy who should be the POTUS nominee should be the VP.

I think it would be hard to ask him to walk away from Wisconsin though, if he’s coming off a win in a recall.

If it is Walker I’d call for the immediate impeachment of a President Romney. ;D


27 posted on 05/31/2012 1:05:26 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; randita; BillyBoy

I really like the idea...the question is would be leave WI after (hopefully) winning this recall garbage?


28 posted on 05/31/2012 7:15:39 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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