Skip to comments.Scott Walker: 2016 ticket should feature governors, not members of Congress
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.
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So another Amnesty Queen, Scott Walker, wants to put his hat In the ring.
Is not the word “senator” Klingon for “wothless t*rd”?
In any case, that is what it says to me.
I can’t honestly think of a governor I would want as president.
I tend to agree.
However, the devil’s in the details. Not all GOP governors are created equal.
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.
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.
Looks like Walker is bucking to be VP on Chria Christie’s ticket
That illegal alien lover can go to hell!
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.
Carter had been a governator, so it’s not a Law.
Pure projection on your part.
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.
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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.
If the GOP finds a conservative to vote for, let the conservatives know. All they run is liberals.
I admire Gov. Walker.
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.
Mike Pence, maybe?
His position as Gov is just a resume builder.
I agree, and that is why I think those in Congress are the poorest of Presidential candidates.
I would look to proven Governors, conservative CEOs of major corporations, and military leaders.
Members of the House and Senate run their mouths and that is about all they excel in.
I wonder what he got in return?
I like the governor of Wisconsin with the governor of New Mexico as his running mate.
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.
Not to mention Romney.
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.
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,
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?
Yes, it is a big incentive to tune people out.
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.
I can think of a former governor who would be a great president, and I hope American voters can make it happen.
I guess so, if you say so.
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.
Yeah, that's the ticket./sarc
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.
Ever hear of Governor Jimmy Carter?
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.
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)
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.”