Skip to comments.Scott Walker, Romney's Running Mate
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."
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...............
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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.
DUMP WILLARD FOR WALKER 2012 !
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.
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.
Welcome to the GOP “new deal”.
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.
More like Scott Brown.Wouldn’t put it past him or the Republican party.Wouldn’t surprise me one bit.
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.
Stay out of the Bushes.
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.
No Bush, please.
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.
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.
He’s our governor and you can’t have him! :)
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.
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.
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.
That’s an interesting idea. Depends on how big Walker’s margin is. If he tops 55%, it could really work.
Terrible idea. We need Scott here in Wisconsin to straighten this place out. You can have him after 2 terms in Madison.
Wisconsin: Walker as Romney’s running mate?
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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!
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.
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
I really like the idea...the question is would be leave WI after (hopefully) winning this recall garbage?