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Scott Walker wants national role
Politico ^ | June 26, 2012 | James Hohmann

Posted on 06/26/2012 8:49:21 PM PDT by FactsNLogic

Scott Walker has more political capital than any Republican in America after surviving this month's recall election. Now he intends to spend it.

The Wisconsin governor, who does not rule out running for president in 2016 after winning his June recall election, wants to help elect as many GOP candidates as possible in 2012. He's told Mitt Romney's campaign that he will travel anywhere the presidential candidate thinks he can help.

But the post-recall Walker, only 44, does intend to speak out more on substantive issues.

"I'd like now and into the future to play a bigger role not only in Wisconsin and the Midwest, but nationally," he said. "I'd like to have an impact."

(Excerpt) Read more at dyn.politico.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: elections; scottwalker
He is ambitious and rightly so.

Romney-Walker ticket?

1 posted on 06/26/2012 8:49:24 PM PDT by FactsNLogic
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To: FactsNLogic
Romney-Walker ticket?

I'd vote it. But, I expect the "advisers" will deem it too polarizing. 2016 does sound likely.

2 posted on 06/26/2012 8:57:08 PM PDT by Barnacle (Is treason a high crime or misdemeanor?)
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To: FactsNLogic

Sorry! If Walker wants a National role then that means that he is overly ambitious and not wanted by the people but he wants the people to want him.

I’m really sick and tired of politicians thinking that they are what is good for America. Either produce and tell me why or go away.

I really hate all the publicity that politicians get when doing the right thing (seems that it is usually by accident anyway). Hell, we elected them to do the right thing - why can’t they be normal people and just let it go at that. If they are worthy of higher office, we will let them know.

Yes, I like Walker and what he has done for Wisconsin, but really, what makes you think that he won’t change when elected in a different state.

I see politicians as weak reflections of ourselves and it is not pretty. We are all so convoluted that we actually think that government is good...geez.


3 posted on 06/26/2012 9:00:39 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT Get a)
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To: Barnacle
Whose advisers?
Are you suggesting Romney's people want a primary challenge in 2016?
4 posted on 06/26/2012 9:01:48 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: FactsNLogic

Walker is a rising star, but he needs to finish what he started in Wisconsin. He will be a player in the future.

I agree with the majority of talking heads and pundits.... I think it will be Rubio for many reasons.


5 posted on 06/26/2012 9:04:28 PM PDT by volunbeer (Don't worry America, our kids will pay for it!)
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To: FactsNLogic

Please do not run yet.....Let the guy finish one term. We have a candidate that has 4 years as Governor and that is it....more experience please. Let him run after two terms as governor. He is not nearly done in Wisconsin. Plus I would rather not have him be part of a liberal administration like Romney’s.


6 posted on 06/26/2012 9:11:40 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

Absolutely right! Let him continue his run, let him win on the merits, and if Wisconsin agrees, then it is probable that America agrees.

He does have to win on his merits, not the media nor the Republican Parties advice.

Give him a chance - you getcha! He is going in the right direction and we will see just how he sustains his voting rights.


7 posted on 06/26/2012 9:20:04 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT Get a)
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To: FactsNLogic

That’s why I like Jindal much better. Here’s a no-nonsense governor who puts his nose to the grindstone year in and year out. While under the radar, he has authored incredible reforms in Louisiana, and by the time he wants to play a national role, he will be drafted to do so, instead of him leading the charge, all due to a solid, long term record.


8 posted on 06/26/2012 9:24:26 PM PDT by winner3000 (ss)
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To: FactsNLogic

I only wish he were at the head of our ticket.


9 posted on 06/26/2012 9:24:51 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: Barnacle

” - - - Walker, only 44, does intend to speak out more on substantive issues.

“I’d like now and into the future to play a bigger role not only in Wisconsin and the Midwest, but nationally,” he said. “I’d like to have an impact.” - - - “

FINALLY! Somebody to put some “Fire in the Belly” of prep-school candidate Romney.

If Romney will fire his etch-a-sketch advisors AND listen to Walker, maybe, just maybe Romney won’t be DUMPED by the ABSTAIN first Ballot in Tampa.


10 posted on 06/26/2012 9:31:11 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: FactsNLogic

Dear Guvnah,

You still have work to do in Wisconsin. Get that State House securely in Republican hands. Keep righting that ship and build an unassailable record of fiscal prudence.

Then, we’ll talk.


11 posted on 06/26/2012 9:43:00 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: FactsNLogic

Dear Guvnah,

You still have work to do in Wisconsin. Get that State House securely in Republican hands. Keep righting that ship and build an unassailable record of fiscal prudence.

Then, we’ll talk.


12 posted on 06/26/2012 9:43:44 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: FactsNLogic

That’s why I like Jindal much better. Here’s a no-nonsense governor who puts his nose to the grindstone year in and year out. While under the radar, he has authored incredible reforms in Louisiana, and by the time he wants to play a national role, he will be drafted to do so, instead of him leading the charge, all due to a solid, long term record.


13 posted on 06/26/2012 10:11:07 PM PDT by winner3000 (ss)
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To: FactsNLogic

I don’t expect Walker to pursue much beyond Wisconsin. And that’s okay.


14 posted on 06/27/2012 1:25:04 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: Deagle; All

What we know of Walker, is good; albeit, he was just doing his job. Let’s not request that he be considered for Sainthood just yet. Let’s observe the guy for the next four years and see if he is, in fact, a man of mettle. (Yes, I spelled “mettle” correctly.) He is just 44 years old. Let’s be “slow to speak and swift to hear” where the Governor is concerned. We’ve got time. And, there are other fine young men ready for the national spotlight, who have been more thoroughly vetted. Let’s all just chill. Haste makes waste.


15 posted on 06/27/2012 3:52:40 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Amen! Great overall observation!


16 posted on 06/27/2012 4:42:53 AM PDT by Deagle (nOT Get a)
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To: FactsNLogic

Scott Walker, when he finishes what he started, will be as much a “Rock Star” as a politician and can pretty much go where ever he wants. See “finishes what he started”...


17 posted on 06/27/2012 4:51:46 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: FactsNLogic

Walker has my support.


18 posted on 06/27/2012 5:41:35 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: FactsNLogic

No matter how outstanding Walker is, he doesn’t have “presidential hair”, and when it comes down to it, whether people want to admit it or not, that’s the number one requirement for the office. Or being black.


19 posted on 06/27/2012 5:57:19 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: crosshairs
No matter how outstanding Walker is, he doesn’t have “presidential hair”, and when it comes down to it, whether people want to admit it or not, that’s the number one requirement for the office. Or being black.

It all changed with Kennedy and television. Ike wouldn't have a chance now.
20 posted on 06/27/2012 5:58:14 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: Deagle

“I really hate all the publicity that politicians get when doing the right thing”....

It is so out of context for this to happen, it become something WORTH celebrating.


21 posted on 06/27/2012 6:05:35 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: winner3000
That’s why I like Jindal much better. Here’s a no-nonsense governor who puts his nose to the grindstone year in and year out.

Unfortunately, Jindal does not meet the "natural born citizen" standard that many people hold, in that although he was born in the US, neither of his parents were US citizens at the time.

22 posted on 06/27/2012 6:05:52 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: 98ZJ USMC
I was going to suggest Scott Walker for chairman of the RNC, but the RNC is currently chaired by Reince Priebus of Wisconsin, who as head of the WI Repubs helped Republicans gain control of WI. We'll see how Priebus works out in 2012. I'm very glad that RINO Michael Steele got replaced.
23 posted on 06/27/2012 6:21:33 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: FactsNLogic; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; ...

Wisconsin Walker on the national stage ping

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


24 posted on 06/27/2012 7:44:16 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Barnacle

Yep, if Mitt and his boys couldn’t even support Walker when it mattered, there’s no way they take the risk to put him on the ticket.

And actually pretty reasonably so—that’d be waving a massive red cape in front of every union, public and private, globally.


25 posted on 06/27/2012 7:48:44 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: FactsNLogic

Walker assumed a national role when he took office. He showed himself worthy as he and his team charged that hill at the point.


26 posted on 06/27/2012 8:03:54 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Deagle

“overly ambitious”

Is there a middle-of-the-road stance he could take that would make him just ambitious enough, without being overly so?

It seems to me there’s no winning here. Pols are either not ambitious enough to do the job - and then they’re called milk-toast because they don’t have the fire - or it’s said they’re in it for their own gain.


27 posted on 06/27/2012 8:24:11 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: Heart of Georgia

It was really a dig at the Media today. I have no problem otherwise.


28 posted on 06/27/2012 8:53:55 AM PDT by Deagle (nOT Get a)
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To: Heart of Georgia

Just a dig at the Media and the politicians that seem to think that we ignorant folk are at the mercy of their purchased statements. If money can buy us with their baloney then we are lost anyway. In this case, Walker is stating factual information and is to be admired (until the Media states it their way).


29 posted on 06/27/2012 8:58:08 AM PDT by Deagle (nOT Get a)
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