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Analysis: Win vaults Wisconsin's Scott Walker into vice presidential discussion
Washington Times ^ | June 5, 2012 | Ralph Z Hallow

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."

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: elections; romney; scottwalker; walker; wisconsinshowdown
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I think Scott Walker demonstrated leadership and ability to get votes, defeating the Dem/Union machine.

In my opinion, he should be at the top of the list of potential VP candidates.

1 posted on 06/09/2012 7:21:26 AM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

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.


2 posted on 06/09/2012 7:24:43 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa
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To: Innovative

And next week someone else will be idolized.

Most of us know very little about him aside from this union fight.


3 posted on 06/09/2012 7:26:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

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!


4 posted on 06/09/2012 7:27:29 AM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: Innovative
Isn't Walker's presence as Gov going to help win the Senate seat and bring Wisc to GOP without losing him as Gov?

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.

5 posted on 06/09/2012 7:28:30 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: cripplecreek

“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.


6 posted on 06/09/2012 7:28:55 AM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: Innovative

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!!!


7 posted on 06/09/2012 7:29:17 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa
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To: Innovative

My governor has been facing a union driven recall too and he’s a full on liberal.


8 posted on 06/09/2012 7:31:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

That I agree with. Hire Walkers staff and take Rubio for VP.


9 posted on 06/09/2012 7:33:30 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Innovative

Walker fought to keep his job, only to end it, so that he could become Mitt’s VP? This doesn’t make any sense!


10 posted on 06/09/2012 7:35:44 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

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.


11 posted on 06/09/2012 7:36:16 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: cripplecreek

I met him in the spring of 2011 and afterwards thought to myself that someday he would become the president.


12 posted on 06/09/2012 7:38:42 AM PDT by Kirkwood (It's not a lie. It's a composite.)
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To: Innovative; cripplecreek; SMGFan; pistolpackinpapa
NO, Please keep your mitts off our guy Walker - said in a loving way of course.

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.

13 posted on 06/09/2012 7:39:39 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (If we don't help make a change, then who will? It starts with us.)
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To: Innovative
I disagree. The Dems would love to get him out of Wisconsin before he finishes his job. Face it, the VP position is window dressing. Let Walker finish his terms as Governor and rework the system that is destroying the States (namely enslavement to the public unions); perhaps run for Senator, and then go for the President's office - either 2016 or 2024.
14 posted on 06/09/2012 7:39:57 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: ilgipper

I don’t think Romney is doing squat. Zero shoots himself in the foot on a daily basis. Even the Dems are taking notice.


15 posted on 06/09/2012 7:40:55 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor
I for one am so darned proud of what we did here in WI. ______________________________________________________________ And you should be. America thanks you!!!!
16 posted on 06/09/2012 7:42:27 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Yes. Scott Walker will be the POTUS soon....he needs to finish the job in Wisconsin.


17 posted on 06/09/2012 7:42:43 AM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: Innovative
I think not. Scott Walker just poked the union hornets nest and barely survived. Let's not poke that nest now that they are feeling defeated.
18 posted on 06/09/2012 7:42:45 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Innovative

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.


19 posted on 06/09/2012 7:43:08 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

“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.


20 posted on 06/09/2012 7:43:25 AM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
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.

Agreed. Agreed. Agreed.

21 posted on 06/09/2012 7:44:47 AM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: goseminoles

Agreed, plus any criticism of lord Mitt is quickly shouted down here as surely as wrongspeak of Obama at the DU.


22 posted on 06/09/2012 7:45:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Innovative

he should be at the top of the list of potential VP candidates
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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.


23 posted on 06/09/2012 7:45:51 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse will learn to sing)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

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.

Proud Cheesehead / Packerbacker


24 posted on 06/09/2012 7:48:27 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (If we don't help make a change, then who will? It starts with us.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

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

wecan


25 posted on 06/09/2012 7:50:29 AM PDT by wecan
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To: W. W. SMITH

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.


26 posted on 06/09/2012 7:51:07 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: W. W. SMITH

Jeb Bush knows, he has opted out says does not want the VP job period.


27 posted on 06/09/2012 7:51:29 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse will learn to sing)
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To: W. W. SMITH

“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.


28 posted on 06/09/2012 7:51:29 AM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: faucetman
I think not. Scott Walker just poked the union hornets nest and barely survived. Let's not poke that nest now that they are feeling defeated.

He didn't even need to poke the nest. In Michigan Rick Snyder faced a recall for signing the things that crossed his desk. Aside from that he's been extremely gentle with unions. When he signed the law to end the illegal skimming of dues from hime child care workers he signaled that he wouldn't enforce it by calling it a legitimately negotiated contract. It took the elected attorney general to order it stopped last week months after the bill was signed.
29 posted on 06/09/2012 7:52:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: wecan

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.


30 posted on 06/09/2012 7:54:15 AM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: Innovative

Walker has his own destiny. He does not need to taint it with Willard.


31 posted on 06/09/2012 7:54:32 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: W. W. SMITH

Who knows what the Mitt waffle house will serve up in Washington.


32 posted on 06/09/2012 7:55:11 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: cripplecreek

>>And next week someone else will be idolized.<<

Walker Walker?

(remember, obozo went from a single speech to potus — sad to day the American public needs its idols).


33 posted on 06/09/2012 7:55:34 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: pistolpackinpapa

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.


34 posted on 06/09/2012 7:55:52 AM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: Innovative
Analysis: Win vaults Wisconsin's Scott Walker into vice presidential discussion

So they can try to destroy him like they did Sarah Palin?

35 posted on 06/09/2012 7:57:22 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Innovative

Leave him alone. He needs to stay home and finish the job.


36 posted on 06/09/2012 7:57:54 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Innovative

Bob McDonnell, Virginia Governor, will be VEEP. Only candidate who makes total sense. As I have said, ALL upside, NO downside.

1. Constitutionally eligible
2. Conservative
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 Governor’s 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!”


37 posted on 06/09/2012 7:59:21 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: cripplecreek

“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.


38 posted on 06/09/2012 7:59:51 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: Innovative

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”


39 posted on 06/09/2012 8:00:24 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse will learn to sing)
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To: Caipirabob

“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.


40 posted on 06/09/2012 8:00:34 AM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: faucetman

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.


41 posted on 06/09/2012 8:01:32 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: freedumb2003

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.


42 posted on 06/09/2012 8:02:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Innovative

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].


43 posted on 06/09/2012 8:03:30 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Innovative

Veep discussion, yes.
Stay in Madison for a term or so...


44 posted on 06/09/2012 8:04:09 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Innovative

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.


45 posted on 06/09/2012 8:04:48 AM PDT by kevao
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To: faucetman

“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.


46 posted on 06/09/2012 8:04:48 AM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

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


47 posted on 06/09/2012 8:05:23 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse will learn to sing)
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To: Innovative

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’.


48 posted on 06/09/2012 8:06:42 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: Innovative

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.


49 posted on 06/09/2012 8:15:37 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: Innovative
NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Let him do his job in Wisconsin and show other Governor's how it's done....he's got LOTS of time.

50 posted on 06/09/2012 8:20:03 AM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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