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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker surges to top of GOP 2016 list
Washington Examiner ^ | April 18, 2013 | by Paul Bedard

Posted on 04/18/2013 10:27:55 AM PDT by US Navy Vet

He doesn't get the attention of the Sunday talk shows, or Washington's political elite, but the Midwest's dragon slayer, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, is emerging in some Republican circles as the surprising favorite to win the GOP nomination for president in 2016.

Untainted by scandal, far from Washington's voter-frustrating gridlock, and reinvigorated by his victory over foes who staged a recall vote, the conservative Walker is also viewed as the best candidate to sop up the Midwest white vote which, had Mitt Romney done better there, would have catapulted him into the Oval Office.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: conservative; elections; govscottwalker
Is this good news or too soon?
1 posted on 04/18/2013 10:27:55 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

Its both. Good news and too soon.


2 posted on 04/18/2013 10:30:18 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: US Navy Vet
Where does he stand on illegal aliens?
3 posted on 04/18/2013 10:35:54 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

This looks good:
Voter ID Law
On May 25, 2011, Walker signed a Voter ID Law that required voters to show a government-issued ID before casting a ballot.[79] The ACLU filed a lawsuit in federal court to invalidate the law on December 13, 2011, claiming the law violates the constitutional guarantee of equal protection under the law.[80]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Walker_(politician)


4 posted on 04/18/2013 10:39:36 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/scott-walker-clarifies-his-stance-in-illegal-immigration-debate-lm8vluj-194096481.html


5 posted on 04/18/2013 10:44:54 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: US Navy Vet

Given how much of a punching bag the GOP has become over the past 4 to 8 years, I really think a major factor in the next GOP presidential primary is a candidates ability to take on the Dems and media and win. Conservative voters, in my opinion, are tired of politicians who can say all the right things on “conservative” issues only to cave in or be defeated when it comes time to vote. So even moreso than being “right” on every issue, a proven ability to win will be a big factor. That is why Walker does well. That also is why Christie does well despite his positions on some issues.


6 posted on 04/18/2013 11:01:16 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: US Navy Vet

Anyone but that sell out hack Rubio. Did you hear his double talking butt on Rush? I don’t see anyone on the horizon I would want to vote for.


7 posted on 04/18/2013 11:12:47 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative

From what I have seen Rubio has PROVEN what kind of a Double-Talkin’ “Cuban” PU$$Y that he IS!


8 posted on 04/18/2013 11:16:57 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Bingo. I really despise him!


9 posted on 04/18/2013 11:26:53 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: US Navy Vet

It’s both......just remember that Walker, while doing great things here in Wisconsin, does not have a college degree. Palin was chastized for her ‘lesser’ degree. I can only imagine the field day the elites will have with Walker’s lack of a degree. I’m not saying it matters one way or the other...but the media will kick his ass on this one.


10 posted on 04/18/2013 11:31:29 AM PDT by irish guard
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To: US Navy Vet

It’s both......just remember that Walker, while doing great things here in Wisconsin, does not have a college degree. Palin was chastized for her ‘lesser’ degree. I can only imagine the field day the elites will have with Walker’s lack of a degree. I’m not saying it matters one way or the other...but the media will kick his ass on this one.


11 posted on 04/18/2013 11:31:30 AM PDT by irish guard
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To: irish guard

“does not have a college degree” sounds like a BIG + to me.


12 posted on 04/18/2013 11:41:56 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: irish guard
Yeah! Especially since those in the media mostly have exalted degrees in Journalism.

Have any of you seen a journalist who can spell?

13 posted on 04/18/2013 11:52:25 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: US Navy Vet

Sorry, Mr Walker, Jeb Bush is next in line and will be the nominee.


14 posted on 04/18/2013 12:21:31 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: irish guard

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker>>>>

Very high IQ just going by I never hear him make a verbal misstep and I have heard him many times. Plus he is well versed in the slimy ways of the lib media. No deer in the headlight (Mitt Romney style) from him


15 posted on 04/18/2013 12:28:51 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: arthurus

Jeb Bush must have the huge Bush fund raising machine behind him, propping him up. Other than that he is incapable and not too bright. The runt of the litter thinks he has an “in” with the changing electorate due to his Mexican wife


16 posted on 04/18/2013 12:32:00 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: US Navy Vet
Is this good news or too soon?

About right: I just sent Walker my 2nd contribution in six months. (From out-of-state, BTW...)

From the article:

"If Walker were to become the Republican presidential nominee, Democrats will have helped it happen." That's because they drove the recent losing recall effort out of anger Walker was cracking down on public unions."

Good quote to keep in mind:

When your enemy is making mistakes...don't stop them!

;)

17 posted on 04/18/2013 1:15:55 PM PDT by Does so (Progressives Don't Know the Meaning of INFRINGED...)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I like Walker and I admire him for taking on the unions. I gave some of what little money I have for political contributions to his recall fight.


18 posted on 04/18/2013 2:04:09 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: US Navy Vet

The only problem with Walker attaining higher office is that Rancid Pubis will be riding on his coattails.


19 posted on 04/18/2013 2:06:30 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: irish guard

Although I do have a college degree I readily remind people that some of the most successful people have not had one nor needed one. Especially with what they teach these days, may be better off.


20 posted on 04/18/2013 2:09:20 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: irish guard

Although I do have a college degree I readily remind people that some of the most successful people have not had one nor needed one. Especially with what they teach these days, may be better off.


21 posted on 04/18/2013 2:09:27 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: dennisw
Jeb Bush must have the huge Bush fund raising machine behind him, propping him up. Other than that he is incapable and not too bright.

Isn't that basically the how and the why of how his brother got to the White House?

The runt of the litter thinks he has an “in” with the changing electorate due to his Mexican wife

I hope not. Along with the Kennedy family, the Bushes are one political dynasty that should have been nipped at the bud. Cronyist hacks the lot of them.

22 posted on 04/18/2013 4:22:56 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: irish guard
Walker, while doing great things here in Wisconsin, does not have a college degree. Palin was chastized for her ‘lesser’ degree. I can only imagine the field day the elites will have with Walker’s lack of a degree.
I suppose he could always get an honorary degree from somewhere . . .
It’s not as if journalists who had a cow over Palin’s education impress me with their education. Political Correctness 101 doesn’t impress. I have a degree, in a discipline which doesn’t represent basket weaving expertise - but that doesn’t make me presidential timber. The education it represents - along with work experience and a lot of post-graduate Freeping - makes me comfortable that I understand the pro’s and cons of the global warming debate better than my brother’s PhD brother-in-law does, tho . . .

23 posted on 04/18/2013 5:21:14 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (“Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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