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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker surges to top of GOP 2016 list
Washington Examiner ^ | April18, 2013 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 04/20/2013 11:07:21 AM PDT by gusopol3

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.

But the best part in the eyes of the University of Virginia's Larry Sabato: "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.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016; 2016election; election2014; election2016; gop; larrysabato; scottwalker; virginia; walker; wisconsin

1 posted on 04/20/2013 11:07:21 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

Ben Carson.


2 posted on 04/20/2013 11:07:48 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I’d like that too.


3 posted on 04/20/2013 11:08:30 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

Not if the GOP elite have anything to do with it. It isn’t his turn, it’s Jeb’s.


4 posted on 04/20/2013 11:09:37 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell, Huxley and Rand warned us about 0bama's USA)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Better ask Ben some more questions first!


5 posted on 04/20/2013 11:11:30 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: gusopol3

I still have his Christmas card w/ family pic on my book shelf, in front of my computer.

I was not expecting that! Thought it was a very kind gesture and I will continue to support him.


6 posted on 04/20/2013 11:11:33 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: gusopol3

He made it simple, plain and clear on what he intended to do when running. Once elected, he did exactly that.....and a “recall” effort was charged against him for it.

He got more votes from this “recall” than he did during his first run, lol. Still tickles me.


7 posted on 04/20/2013 11:13:34 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: gusopol3
Scott Walker, good Christian, good man, good family, good ideas, good patriotism, good looks, good results, good everything.

I'll bet the guy doesn't even have a tattoo. He is everything the freeloaders, hollywierd types, Marxists hate about America. The hate media will run day and night to destroy him

8 posted on 04/20/2013 11:18:46 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: gusopol3

Note how they present Christie as “too moderate” when in actuality he is too damn liberal.


9 posted on 04/20/2013 11:19:06 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: gusopol3

Go, Walker!!


10 posted on 04/20/2013 11:19:31 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Muahahahahaha, we're stealing him...../eevil laughter......

:-)

11 posted on 04/20/2013 11:19:35 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: shove_it

” Not if the GOP elite have anything to do with it. It isn’t his turn, it’s Jeb’s.”

No doubt. Might as well run Romney again, and make DAMN sure conservatives stay home again : )


12 posted on 04/20/2013 11:21:59 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: gusopol3

On a note related to Walker, I found out that Wisconsin University has a VERY LARGE, hidden slush fund.

http://www.rightwisconsin.com/perspectives/203782191.html


13 posted on 04/20/2013 11:23:25 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: gusopol3

I like Walker.

Go, Walker!


14 posted on 04/20/2013 11:27:17 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Lakeshark

Muahahahahaha, we’re stealing him...../eevil laughter......


Not if us folks that think right in IL can steal him first!! My God, we need a guy like him.


15 posted on 04/20/2013 11:30:01 AM PDT by RonInNaples
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To: gusopol3

Which republican ‘circle’ might that be? I don’t hear that buzz from anyone I know, so who is in this circle of which one or two people speak?


16 posted on 04/20/2013 11:30:25 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: gusopol3
Fuggedaboudit! It's Jeb's or Khristie Kreme's turn.

Another loser is just fine with the Gutless Old Party hacks as long as all their legions of useless campaign advisors and consultants get their millions in rake-offs and they maintain control of the Party purse strings.

17 posted on 04/20/2013 11:30:53 AM PDT by Gritty (The Constitution's purpose is to insulate personal freedom from a lust for power-Judge A. Napolitano)
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To: oldbrowser

Those reasons you cite are precisely why the GOPe won’t support him!


18 posted on 04/20/2013 11:31:10 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: gusopol3

Scott Walker would be excellent.


19 posted on 04/20/2013 11:31:21 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

We’ll see how walker does in next years’ (re)election. If he wins and does well in that win there may be potential. But we shouldn’t be getting ahead of ourselves.


20 posted on 04/20/2013 11:33:03 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (The Government is actively preparing to go to War with a significant portion of its own Citizens.)
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To: Gritty
Fuggedaboudit! It's Jeb's or Khristie Kreme's turn.

If the GOPe even entertain the thought of running Jeb or fat@$$, the party is finished. Hell, Biden would win against either of those two. Bush is a tainted name and is toxic now, fat@$$ will not turn out a single Conservative voter - bank it!

21 posted on 04/20/2013 11:43:46 AM PDT by RobertClark (My shrink just killed himself - he blamed me in his note!)
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To: gusopol3
There are two people that I think would be great for the top job. Gov. Walker is one of them. Both my favorites are tough, "get things done" kind of people. Both are hated by the libs- as in libs with real anger problems. They both have spines that the GOPers can only dream about. My other choice has a different style than Walker. However when it comes to results, they are both pretty good. My other choice has a bit more charisma and more fun to watch in action.
22 posted on 04/20/2013 11:51:23 AM PDT by Moorings
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To: oldbrowser

What are Scott Walker’s views on global trade please?

Particularly our in-balance with Asia.

Thanks.


23 posted on 04/20/2013 12:04:34 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Lakeshark

Grump Cat: “NO!”


24 posted on 04/20/2013 12:47:30 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: gusopol3; Lakeshark

Paul/Ryan, 2016! :)


25 posted on 04/20/2013 12:48:13 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Amberdawn

Oh, yeah. That UW surplus is gonna explode in their liberal faces; and I cannot WAIT! :)


26 posted on 04/20/2013 12:49:44 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: gusopol3

Jebby has the inside track as the sacrificial lamb for Hillary in 2016.


27 posted on 04/20/2013 12:53:34 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: ScottinVA

Bush and Clinton - Two sides of the same coin.


28 posted on 04/20/2013 12:54:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Hi.Getting ready to garden , or are you still under a foot of snow?


29 posted on 04/20/2013 12:55:28 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: dfwgator

George W. Bush looks a lot better after what went down in Boston this week, and there’s a very high probability we’re so far behind now that there will be repeats all over the map.
Psalm 127:1: Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.


30 posted on 04/20/2013 1:00:52 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Secretary of State Allen West.


31 posted on 04/20/2013 1:22:53 PM PDT by Shady (Libya shows us how Americans rate...)
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To: Gritty

No. Never again...Rove is toast. He had his chances...


32 posted on 04/20/2013 1:23:59 PM PDT by Shady (Libya shows us how Americans rate...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Wisconsin ping.


33 posted on 04/20/2013 1:24:12 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: gusopol3

No snow left, but it’s been COLD. Next week, we may have night time temps above freezing, so that’ll help! Sun is shining today, but gone again tomorrow. :(

I’m working on setting up my Nursery Yard at work, today. Me and my guys are making great progress.

Pansies, cool-weather herbs and veggies for sale, so far. This upcoming week is Hell Week - semi load after semi load of lovelies from all over the USA. (I like that the best, actually!)

Bare Root Room is in full swing. Check us out:

http://www.jungseed.com


34 posted on 04/20/2013 1:37:24 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: gusopol3

I’ll withhold judgment until he explicitly outlines his position on Amnesty.

Creating 11 million new Democrats does not help the Conservative cause.


35 posted on 04/20/2013 1:39:58 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

What floored me was that they earned so much money AFTER their taxpayer funding was reduced. I’d like to know where they invest it.


36 posted on 04/20/2013 1:56:33 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

For gosh sake, just pulled your catalogue out of the mail a few weeks back .I had no idea. I’ll have to put an order in.


37 posted on 04/20/2013 1:58:27 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

I like Walker. I just hope he doesn’t catch Potomac fever, as have Chris Christie and Bob McDonnell.


38 posted on 04/20/2013 2:15:44 PM PDT by Taft in '52
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
What are Scott Walker’s views on global trade please?

Google: Madison– Governor Scott Walker announced the opening of the Wisconsin Center China to give Wisconsin businesses expanded access to growing markets. The center officially opened today in conjunction with Governor Walker’s Trade Mission to China. Four agreements of intent were signed in conjunction with the opening ceremony. “This trade center strengthens our relationship with China and provides Wisconsin businesses the resources and assistance to pursue export opportunities in this growing market,” Governor Walker said. “Through the years, Wisconsin has built a strong trade relationship with China, and the opening of the Wisconsin Center China will help Wisconsin businesses continue to strengthen our trade relationships and grow export opportunities.”

There is not much about this subject, but it seems that Walker is a free trader looking for export opportunities with China to help with the imbalance.

39 posted on 04/20/2013 2:16:16 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: oldbrowser
I'll bet the guy doesn't even have a tattoo.

You say that like most people have one, surely that is not so.

40 posted on 04/20/2013 4:06:01 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: itsahoot
You say that like most people have one, surely that is not so.

I certain circles and age groups, not having a tattoo is considered an embarrassing faux pas.

41 posted on 04/20/2013 4:26:46 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks gusopol3.


42 posted on 04/20/2013 5:06:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: oldbrowser

Thanks.

I sure wish our side would wake the heck up, and start taking our side for a change.

This is the one issue on which the GOP is out to lunch.


43 posted on 04/20/2013 5:42:12 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Happy Cat: "Yes!"

How's that global warming Spring going over there?

44 posted on 04/20/2013 7:10:56 PM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks for the ping.


45 posted on 04/20/2013 9:45:52 PM PDT by GOPJ (The screed of so-called journalists: 'If it doesn't fit, you must omit.' - - freeper Vigilanteman)
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To: Lakeshark; All

This will hurt Wisconsin, gravely. No matter what Governor Walker does for the USA, when he’s gone, WI will fall back into the hands of the Socialists. There’s not enough ‘trickle down economics’ at the Federal level to help any of us.

Steal Governor Walker so then you can all complain and call us names again and say we’re ALL Socialists and Un-American and we get what we deserve because we’re too STUPID to vote for real Conservatives, etc.

Seriously, quit pimping for him to run. Let us have a full 4 or 8 years of him to help us turn Wisconsin around to the point where it WON’T fall victim of the Socialists for decades to come. I would LOVE to live in a FREE state with good jobs, lower taxes and LESS government. Give us more than a year to accomplish all that, would ya? His second year in office was TIME WASTED due to the LibTard Recall effort.

Yeesh!


46 posted on 04/21/2013 10:13:07 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: gusopol3

Glad you weren’t pulling it out of the trash, LOL! :)


47 posted on 04/21/2013 10:26:53 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: gusopol3

How about a Cruz-Walker ticket?

heh


48 posted on 04/21/2013 10:31:22 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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