Skip to comments.Analysis: Win vaults Wisconsin's Scott Walker into vice presidential discussion
Posted on 06/09/2012 7:21:15 AM PDT by Innovative
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's ability to fight off a concentrated Democratic recall challenge on Tuesday has instantly thrust him into the picture as a possible vice presidential pick for Mitt Romney, giving the low-key Mr. Walker the edge over rivals such as the more voluble New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
... The recall win caps Mr. Walker's triumph in actually breaking the union lock on government employees in his state.
"The Walker victory puts Wisconsin in play this fall," said former American Conservative Union Chairman David A. Keene.
"The effort to recall Walker has led to the development of a massive and sophisticated campaign infrastructure in a state that the Democrats won narrowly in 2000 and 2004 and that could switch this fall, denying Obama crucially important electoral votes."
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In my opinion, he should be at the top of the list of potential VP candidates.
No, no, no. Please; not now Innovative. Leave him in WI to finish the job and to torment the Union Thugs and Libs a little longer. He’s still young; his day will come.
And next week someone else will be idolized.
Most of us know very little about him aside from this union fight.
Wouldn’t you want to see him do for the US what he has done for WI?
Let’s break the Union Thugs in ALL the US!
Say, is anyone calling Tammy Baldwin too extreme for Wisconsin? Her values are not Wisconsin values? Aren't most Dem senators or Sen candidates holding views just like Baldwin? And out of touch with their own states.
“Most of us know very little about him aside from this union fight.”
That is more than enough. He has guts, to have taken on the Unions and WON.... TWICE.
In addition to my Post #2, let me say this:
If the Romney team is smart, they would go to Wisconsin and hire everybody who worked on Scott Walker’s campaign to avoid the Recall. They have a ground game and a GOTV game that will help Romney carry WI in November; something no Pubbie has done for many moons in the Presidential Election.
HEY MITT: HIRE SCOTT WALKER’S CAMPAIGN STAFF...... TODAY!!!
My governor has been facing a union driven recall too and he’s a full on liberal.
That I agree with. Hire Walkers staff and take Rubio for VP.
Walker fought to keep his job, only to end it, so that he could become Mitt’s VP? This doesn’t make any sense!
I am guessing that is already done. For all the reasons, I don’t want Romney, they have their organization firing on all cylinders, and making all the right moves.
I met him in the spring of 2011 and afterwards thought to myself that someday he would become the president.
Leave him here to torment the lefties is absolutely correct. He's not done here and won't be for a while. We sent you Ron Johnson and Paul Ryan, dumped Feingold and that #%&$@! David Obey for Sean Duffy (Rep). And for Tammy Baldwin. Puullleeeeze, folks there can be NO way she can win in November. We don't have a firm candidate for Senator for the retiring Sen. Herb Kohl but rest assured we and Gov. Walker will do our best to deliver a Senator AND our Great State of Wisconsin to the GOP this fall.
I for one am so darned proud of what we did here in WI. It is an awakening to those who are afraid (GOPe & RINOS) to stand up and defend what we KNOW to be right for this country.
Watch us now. Please find your OWN “right thinking” heroes to get this country back on the right path.
I don’t think Romney is doing squat. Zero shoots himself in the foot on a daily basis. Even the Dems are taking notice.
Yes. Scott Walker will be the POTUS soon....he needs to finish the job in Wisconsin.
Walker won on his own record of fiscal sanity. Thanks to Walker, Wisconsin didn’t have to go through the agonies of California. Some unions are miffed at the shortening of the gravy train, but nobody in that spat is being threatened with wearing a barrel either now or in their retirement.
Whoever Mitt picks will become the GOP heir apparent in 2020, should Mitt last eight years. The veep’s talents will probably be wasted for eight years, but then the blackbird will be set to fly, so to speak.
“Walker fought to keep his job, only to end it, so that he could become Mitt’s VP? This doesn’t make any sense!”
He proved himself, which also means he is ready and worthy of bigger responsibilities and a bigger sphere of influence, i.e. the US. Have him do for the US what he is achieving in WI.
Agreed. Agreed. Agreed.
Agreed, plus any criticism of lord Mitt is quickly shouted down here as surely as wrongspeak of Obama at the DU.
he should be at the top of the list of potential VP candidates
Only if you are wanting his political career finished. If Romney wins he will be one term and never again including his VP. If he looses it will be the same, never again on the world stage and that will include his VP. I am viewing this as a chance to get rid of a rino, perhaps Christie or Bush.
You are welcome!! It was OUR pleasure. Thousands of GOP volunteers came out of the woodwork on this re-call. The public employee unions and the arrogant WEAC teacher’s unions wayyyy overstepped their bounds, rubbing it in our faces for months and months. Still to this day there are “choirs of lefties” that show up every day in our beautiful capitol building to disrupt business there.
We are sick of the “in your face - you owe us, whiney unionistas” mentality and when some of those disguting rules about sickk leave, overtime, lavish benifits and retirement rules hit the light of day, folks were shocked. Some of us pay attention, some don’t. Now the cat is out of the bag on the unionistas. Well I for one can watch Idol AND pay attention to politics.
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Please Walker stay in WI. You have more power as a gov. in WI then you do the VP of the United States. Just look at Biden if you think me wrong. ha ha
I disagree. If we see an improvement in the economy(which we will), Romney has a shot at two terms. He just needs to work on a budget and stay away from nonsensicle social issues.
Jeb Bush knows, he has opted out says does not want the VP job period.
“Only if you are wanting his political career finished. If Romney wins he will be one term and never again including his VP”
And you also know next week’s winning lottery numbers...
I think a Romney-Walker partnership could revitalize the US economy, destroy union power forever, give us 16 years of Republican administration with good chance of 16 years of Republican Congress. That is about what’s needed to fix the destruction Obama and the Dems have already done to the country.
VPs can have a lot of power. Dick Cheney had a major role and influence in the Bush administration. I think Walker would have a major influence in the Romney administration.
Walker has his own destiny. He does not need to taint it with Willard.
Who knows what the Mitt waffle house will serve up in Washington.
>>And next week someone else will be idolized.<<
(remember, obozo went from a single speech to potus — sad to day the American public needs its idols).
On the mark. There are still LOTS to be done here. We need Walker for a long time.
When it’s time for a national office, skip the VP and go for POTUS.
So they can try to destroy him like they did Sarah Palin?
Leave him alone. He needs to stay home and finish the job.
Bob McDonnell, Virginia Governor, will be VEEP. Only candidate who makes total sense. As I have said, ALL upside, NO downside.
1. Constitutionally eligible
3. Pro Life (always has been)
4. Pro tradition marriage, anti gay marriage
5. A swing state would be moved into Romney column
6. Virginia Senate seat, has been a 50/50 tie for months would swing into the Republican column
7. Wants the job, is term limited out for Governor
8. He is a southerner, Romney is a northerner
9. He has great hair like Romney, an attractive candidate
10. He is a good speaker.
11. He has balanced his state budget by reduced spending and taxes
“The Governors success in the reconvened session was a continuation of his victories in the regular session when 92% of his legislative proposals were approved. As Governor, Bob McDonnell has reduced state spending to 2006/7 levels cutting $6 billion; rejected a nearly $2 billion tax increase; put policies in place to help Virginians attract and create thousands of private sector jobs, with the state unemployment rate falling from 7.2% in February 2010 to 6.4% today; made the largest investment in transportation in a generation; and made college more accessible and affordable for Virginia students.
That record of results is resonating.
A new poll out yesterday finds the Governor enjoying an impressive 66% approval rating!”
“Agreed, plus any criticism of lord Mitt is quickly shouted down here as surely as wrongspeak of Obama at the DU.”
The two are equivalent, and so are their fans.
Romney is a slightly different path to the same conclusion Obama is heading for. Romney is a member of that small elite that coordinate and control both parties.
The Democrat party, controlled by a small faction of communists/socialists, is in a full out sprint for the cliff where they can leap into that factions oh so glorious utopia. The media, screaming and wetting their panties in excitement, cheering them on. The GOP-E and rinos, with Romney in the lead, are five yards back and mad as L that they wont be able to jump at the same time as their friends.
“And never the twain” my vote and Romney “shall meet”
“So they can try to destroy him like they did Sarah Palin?”
They already tried to destroy him and didn’t succeed!
He would be the ideal VP candidate — proven record of accomplishments, taking on the unions and winning.
I agree. The Dems are down and uncoordinated at this moment. I’m betting that turnout will be down for them in Nov. Add Walker to the ticket and you reanimate the union and OWS Zombies and give them a focus for their hatred.
Colin Powell, Condoleeza Rice, General Patreaus, General Honore, Roy Moore, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal......................
I need to know a lot more than a simple claim to fame.
leave walker in wisconsin to carry on, leave portman in ohio, rubio in florida etc. Why would anyone want to take a strong leader away and have the need to replace? The best VP candidates would be someone “free” like palenty [not my choice] or Sarah Palin [MY CHOICE].
Veep discussion, yes.
Stay in Madison for a term or so...
VP for Mittens would be a bad move. I’m voting for Mittens, but only because the alternative is *unthinkable.* I’m under no illusion of what Mittens’s administration will bring. No true conservative will want to be tainted by the stink that is sure to come from Romney’s reign.
Besides, if Walker stays for another term or two and really corrects the damage done by Wisconsin’s fling with “progressivism,” he can be President himself one day. On his own terms.
“Bob McDonnell, Virginia Governor, will be VEEP”
Well, what you say about him sounds good, but that doesn’t mean he is a lock.
Walker now has national name recognition — nobody outside of Virginia has ever heard of McDonnell.
Who knows what the Mitt waffle house will serve up in Washington.
What he has said he will serve up sounds glorious. What he has served up in the past is abysmal
That would be great but not yet. He needs to stay for Wisconsin.
If he were to entertain any thoughts of VP or
President they would call him ‘a quitter’.
I want a VP that has read “The Failure Factory” and knows that Bolshecrat bureaucrats will screw up any administration. I want someone like Dick Cheney, and, Allen West comes to mind.