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Scott Walker: 2016 ticket should feature governors, not members of Congress
Washington Post ^ | November 17 at 12:02 pm | Sean Sullivan

Posted on 11/17/2013 2:43:10 PM PST by SoConPubbie

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that the 2016 GOP presidential ticket should be made up of governors, not members of Congress.

"I think it's got to be an outsider," Walker said on ABC's "This Week With George Stepahnopoulos." "I think both the presidential and the vice presidential nominees should either be a former or current governor, people who have done successful things in their states, who've taken on big reforms, who are ready to move America forward."

"So that rules out Marco Rubio, it rules out Ted Cruz, it rules out Rand Paul," said ABC's Jonathan Karl.

Walker responded, "All good guys, but it's got to be somebody who is viewed as being exceptionally remote from Washington."

What about home state Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)?

"I love Paul Ryan. Paul Ryan, if he had a fan club, I'd be the president of that," said Walker.

Walker is himself a potential 2016 White House contender. He declined to rule out the possibility on Sunday. First, though, he faces reelection in 2014. Asked whether he would commit to serving out a second term as governor, Walker said he has never made such a commitment.

"To me it's not about the time you serve in office, I feel right now, my calling is to be the governor in the state of Wisconsin. That's where I'm called to," said Walker.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: karlroverinos; paleolibkwtrolls; rinos4bush; rinos4christie; scottwalker; walker; wisconsin
"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
 
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all." -- President Ronald Reagan
 
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"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams
 
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams
 

1 posted on 11/17/2013 2:43:11 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

So another Amnesty Queen, Scott Walker, wants to put his hat In the ring.


2 posted on 11/17/2013 2:43:38 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie
Scott Walker Embraces Immigration Reform, Broadens Support For Pathway To Citizenship
3 posted on 11/17/2013 2:44:46 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie
"I love Paul Ryan. Paul Ryan, if he had a fan club, I'd be the president of that," said Walker.

Habla espanol?

4 posted on 11/17/2013 2:46:15 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: SoConPubbie

Is not the word “senator” Klingon for “wothless t*rd”?

In any case, that is what it says to me.


5 posted on 11/17/2013 2:47:16 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: SoConPubbie

I can’t honestly think of a governor I would want as president.


6 posted on 11/17/2013 2:48:37 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SoConPubbie

I tend to agree.

However, the devil’s in the details. Not all GOP governors are created equal.


7 posted on 11/17/2013 2:51:03 PM PST by Bratch
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To: SoConPubbie

He’s dead right. Governors know how to run stuff and have a track record that goes beyond dining with lobbyists and going on tax-paid junkets.

If you haters ever find a candidate you like that more than 10 people would vote for, let us know.


8 posted on 11/17/2013 2:52:10 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: SoConPubbie; All

Yep, I agree with Walker.

Governors make better Presidents. “Better” defined as effective in putting through agendas.

A study of history will show that to be the case; governors are administrators and delegate and direct. In the best cases they are men like Reagan—”big picture” guys who know how to pick reasonable men to carry out their directives.

Not one is perfect, but the Presidency is an executive, administrative job—and a legislator is one of 500, working to “compromise” with the other 499 know-it-alls.

Governors are where we need to look—preferably men who have succeeded within the private sector as well.


9 posted on 11/17/2013 2:52:22 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: bigbob

bttt


10 posted on 11/17/2013 2:52:48 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: cripplecreek

Looks like Walker is bucking to be VP on Chria Christie’s ticket


11 posted on 11/17/2013 2:53:47 PM PST by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: SoConPubbie

That illegal alien lover can go to hell!


12 posted on 11/17/2013 2:54:22 PM PST by dalereed
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To: SoConPubbie

The water in Wisc. causes both Ryan and Walker to want to let the ‘rats have their 30 million (who knows what the real # is?) illegals.


13 posted on 11/17/2013 2:55:00 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: bigbob
If you haters ever find a candidate you like that more than 10 people would vote for, let us know.

Did you wander away from DU?

That's the normal projection and debating tactic they use.
14 posted on 11/17/2013 2:55:21 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Carter had been a governator, so it’s not a Law.


15 posted on 11/17/2013 2:55:58 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: bigbob
"If you haters ever...."

Pure projection on your part.

16 posted on 11/17/2013 2:57:17 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: SoConPubbie

Walker and Kripsy are 20% better than their far left Democrat opponents. That is not much good nationwide.

Walker’s opponent said the hate whitey mobs were non racist.

Vitter is a better candidate than Jindal for higher office.

Id like to see Jeff Sessions or Steve King play games with Rand Paul’s hispandering.

Id trust Kasich or Branstad more than any of the other governors.


17 posted on 11/17/2013 2:57:20 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: SoConPubbie

Quit.
Spamming.
The Frontpage sidebar.


18 posted on 11/17/2013 2:57:44 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: cripplecreek

I agree. The GOP has a lot of them right now, but I don’t think any are as stoutly conservative or charismatic as the circumstances require.

Cruz and Palin are the party’s top talent right now.


19 posted on 11/17/2013 2:58:20 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: bigbob
Haters? Pound sand.

If the GOP finds a conservative to vote for, let the conservatives know. All they run is liberals.

/johnny

20 posted on 11/17/2013 2:58:20 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cripplecreek; All

I admire Gov. Walker.

However ...

Unsurprisingly, he doesn’t seem to understand the federal government’s constitutionally limited powers.

More specifically, the federal government basically has the power to maintain the armed forces, negotiate treaties including trade, and make sure the US Mail gets delivered. Most things that the federal government does beyond those basic things is based on state powers which the corrupt federal government has wrongly stolen from the states.

So although his intentions are likely good, as a consequence of not knowing the federal government’s constitutionally limited powers, Gov. Walker is inadvertently helping to keep the unconstitutonally big federal government unconstitutionally big imo.


21 posted on 11/17/2013 2:59:16 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: SoFloFreeper; bigbob
Governors are where we need to look—preferably men who have succeeded within the private sector as well.

Boy, am I glad that was not the prevailing wisdom when Lincoln ran for President.
22 posted on 11/17/2013 2:59:17 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: cripplecreek

Mike Pence, maybe?

His position as Gov is just a resume builder.


23 posted on 11/17/2013 3:06:22 PM PST by digger48 (/)
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To: SoConPubbie

I agree, and that is why I think those in Congress are the poorest of Presidential candidates.

I would look to proven Governors, conservative CEO’s of major corporations, and military leaders.

Members of the House and Senate run their mouths and that is about all they excel in.


24 posted on 11/17/2013 3:06:54 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Shilling for Jeb.

I wonder what he got in return?

25 posted on 11/17/2013 3:28:12 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: SoConPubbie

I like the governor of Wisconsin with the governor of New Mexico as his running mate.


26 posted on 11/17/2013 4:04:14 PM PST by rawhide
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To: Da Coyote
when they call the roll in the senate the senators do not know if to say "present" or "not guilty"
-Theodore Roosevelt

27 posted on 11/17/2013 4:04:53 PM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: rawhide

Then you apparently are OK with Amnesty, because that is Governor Walker’s official position. Though, not in so many words, as he like most Amnesty Queens, use phrases like Comprehensive Immigration Reform, to hide behind.


28 posted on 11/17/2013 4:07:54 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Paladin2
Carter had been a governator

Not to mention Romney.

29 posted on 11/17/2013 4:09:35 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ("The government" is nothing but a RAT jobs program)
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To: SoConPubbie

We currently have de facto amnesty. We need to reform immigration. Legal immigration is a nightmare and encourages welfare queens to come to America. We need to secure the border. You’re not going to get there without some compromise.


30 posted on 11/17/2013 4:36:50 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD
We currently have de facto amnesty. We need to reform immigration. Legal immigration is a nightmare and encourages welfare queens to come to America. We need to secure the border. You’re not going to get there without some compromise.

Sorry, not interested.

Enough people can come here legally, through the already defined process.

Enforce the current laws, and beef up enforcement using E-Verify to keep illegals from getting jobs/Social Services, and they will leave on their own.

All the hand-wringing over "Deporting" is nothing but a false flag, a Red-Herring.
31 posted on 11/17/2013 4:40:56 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: cripplecreek

I think we do not need any training presidents! We need people who have ran things. That would include the Likes of Huckabee, Palin, Walker, Perry and even Mitt Romney. Now, in some cases we might pick a general who has ran a big war or effort—Like IKE,


32 posted on 11/17/2013 5:40:29 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: SoConPubbie

Sorry if you disagree, but governors are where the most effective chief execs are from....Lincoln’s administrative skills were not necessarily the best; he went through a boatload of generals before he, lucky for him, stumbled into putting US Grant in charge of the effort.

I am not saying Lincoln wasn’t a fine President, but appealing to him as what we ought to expect from all candidates is daunting.

Are you suggesting we have a modern day Lincoln?


33 posted on 11/17/2013 6:04:32 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
Are you suggesting we have a modern day Lincoln?

I'm saying that in Senator Ted Cruz, we have someone who may turn out to be much better than Lincoln.
34 posted on 11/17/2013 6:06:02 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade; cripplecreek
I think we do not need any training presidents! We need people who have ran things. That would include the Likes of Huckabee, Palin, Walker, Perry and even Mitt Romney. Now, in some cases we might pick a general who has ran a big war or effort—Like IKE,

The fact that you think that even Mitt Romney, being the utterly contemptible, left-wing Progressive he was as Governor of Massachusetts, would have been acceptable as President, makes me want to discount everything else you want to say.
35 posted on 11/17/2013 6:07:47 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Yes, it is a big incentive to tune people out.


36 posted on 11/17/2013 6:09:09 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: SoConPubbie

Actually I think we need a modern day Coolidge.

In my opinion he was one of the finest presidents this country has ever had. I consider him to be the political patron saint of the tea party.


37 posted on 11/17/2013 6:10:41 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
I can’t honestly think of a governor I would want as president.

I can think of a former governor who would be a great president, and I hope American voters can make it happen.

38 posted on 11/17/2013 6:25:38 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I guess so, if you say so.


39 posted on 11/17/2013 6:40:47 PM PST by rawhide
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To: SoConPubbie

There will be economic repercussions if we deport 11 million people, worse you’re going to end up with de facto amnesty going forward. Your plan doesn’t have the votes. So mass deportation is out. It isn’t realistic and just makes you sound foolish.

E-verify is just another big government program and traps citizens in a deeper web of government involvement in their economic lives. It’s a nonstarter for me and we don’t need big government conservatism to end illegal immigration.

Reform the welfare system and punish states and localities that flaunt the rules. No welfare for illegals, no public school money, etc. and the leeches leave of their own accord. Cut federal funding to sanctuary cities, etc.

Finally, the existing legal immigration process is un-American. It’s degrading to the participants and encourages the worst immigrants, while discouraging the best. Reform is needed despite what you may think. If you don’t compromise you end up as we are - de facto amnesty or worse.

Obama’s currently sending home nonviolent illegals, while the violent ones run free. That’s stupid, really stupid. The Dems are ready to deal on this and we can get more than half a loaf.


40 posted on 11/17/2013 7:03:24 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SoConPubbie

Yeah, that's the ticket./sarc

41 posted on 11/17/2013 7:15:01 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: SoConPubbie

Scott Walker may be good for WI but I am not interested in anybody but Rand Paul or Ted Cruz. Oh gee they are both from Congress.


42 posted on 11/17/2013 7:36:28 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Ever hear of Governor Jimmy Carter?


43 posted on 11/17/2013 9:01:49 PM PST by Catsrus (A)
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To: 1010RD
It isn’t realistic and just makes you sound foolish.

The more I converse with you, the more you sound like GOP-E material.

I could really see John McCain, et. al., saying the exact same thing.
44 posted on 11/17/2013 10:15:28 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: cripplecreek
Actually I think we need a modern day Coolidge.

Sadly, my knowledge of Coolidge is not adequate enough to proffer an opinion either way on him.
45 posted on 11/17/2013 10:16:44 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Catsrus

Yes, but my argument isn’t that every governor makes an effective President. My argument, and if you study our history carefully you will agree, is that effective Presidents come from the chief executive positions of the states.


46 posted on 11/18/2013 2:16:24 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoConPubbie

Coolidge was probably the single most hands off president we’ve ever had. He was no fan of social programs and didn’t think it was the job of federal government to rebuild homes after natural disasters. He was a vehement anti racist who worked to purge progressive klansmen from government. He was Reagan’s favorite president and Reagan took an official Coolidge portrait out of storage and displayed it prominently in the white house.

Coolidge speech on expenses of government and the burdens it places on the American worker. (4 minutes)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5puwTrLRhmw


47 posted on 11/18/2013 5:05:43 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I agree and love Coolidge, sadly, he was an accidental President. I wish he’d had four terms instead of FDR. Can you imagine how America would look if he got us through the depression? I wonder if he would have kept us out of WW2? I don’t think we could get a Coolidge elected again.

He vetoed a Farm Bill by saying something like, “Farming’s always been a hard business.”


48 posted on 11/18/2013 1:35:01 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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