Skip to comments.Scott Walker Gets Ready: The Wisconsin governor meets donors — in Chris Christie’s territory.
Posted on 06/16/2014 6:42:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFindEdited on 06/16/2014 7:11:16 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Scott Walker is already thinking about how to defeat Hillary Clinton. “You gotta move it from a personality race, because if it’s a personality race, you got a third Clinton term,” the Wisconsin governor told a lunchtime crowd of about 30 last Tuesday assembled at the Lakewood, N.J., home of Rich Roberts, one of his biggest financial backers. “The only way we win that election is to transform her personality to Washington versus the rest of us. Senator Clinton is all about Washington, everything about her is all about Washington.”
Have to wonder why every poll you see does not give Walker as an option.
Does he have no chance do its rediculous to include him.....or do the DC power brokers fear him so much they don’t want to let people even consider him.
I think his immediate concern should be re-election WI which is far from assured at this point.
Scott Walker in NJ for fund raiser
FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.
I like Walker but if he cant get re-elected he becomes just another GOP loser.
Assuming he gets re-elected, he would certainly be one of my top choices for POTUS should he decide to run.
i find it revolting to think this hag would win on personality... wtheck?
Because she just radiates likeability and competence I guess.
My accomplishments as Secretary of State? Well, I'm glad you asked! My proudest accomplishment in which I take the most pride, mostly because of the opposition it faced early on, you know the remnants of prior situations and mindsets that were too narrowly focused in a manner whereby they may have overlooked the bigger picture and we didnt do that and Im proud of that. Very proud. I would say thats a major accomplishment.
- Hillary Clinton 11 March 2014
It won't be hers. It will be her husband combined with her championing the 'woman in the white house' meme to build up those votes. The rest will be....'we need to get back to what we were doing in the 90s' - Bush and Obama screwed it up.
This is ironic, because if I was Romney's campaign chief, that would have been my basis, too, and add a few years. Run against 15 years of bad Washington policy...housing bubble, etc.
I agree, its going to take a real candidate to beat off the Christie and Bush's,
the Newt/Santorum/Bachman type losers wont be able to do it anymore than they did in 2012.
If he loses this year then its not pretty.
Of course, if he loses he’s out of consideration.
What amazed me in 2012 was the sheer chutzpah of Rick Santorum. He loses his Senate seat by a whopping 18% in a massive blowout, moves out of PA to DC to become a lobbyist then decides to run for POTUS. Same situation with Newt. Is forced to leave the Speakership under an ethical cloud. Moves out of GA to become yet another denizen of the beltway.
What IS the big attraction there, may I ask?
Big hit piece on Walker in the New Republic today. I think Walker wins reelection as governor handily. I think the Dems know this too. Therefore, the Dems are trying to strangle baby Walker before he gets out onto the national scene.
I am with you 100%. I have pointed that out here many times. It made me wonder if that's what some are looking for.
One interesting character to watch is Perry. He seems to have been training regarding communication and putting himself in the news by making fun of CA and NY pathetic job environments.
He might just surprise us this time. At least he hasn't been booted out of office.
“What IS the big attraction there, may I ask”.
Money? Power? But I am sure you already know that to be the case.
I like Perry. Would support him. Has the most experience. I would say that he and Walker are my two favorites at this point.
My two least favorites are Jeb and Gov. Rolie Polie.
When you drop out eventually, you have a big pile of money you can use to be a player in the game. You can't just spend it on yachts and stuff, but you can dole it out in a manner that keeps you on the best guest lists and gets you invited to all the fun DC events.
That's why George Pataki ran for President three or four times.
You mean like one term Governor Mitt Romney of Mass?
Romney served one term. Did not run for re-election in MA.
When did Pataki run for POTUS?
I think I missed that election.
Scott Walker goes to dancing RINO. That is worthless.
It was a way for him to legally collect cash from people looking to access his connections.
RE: Scott Walker goes to dancing RINO. That is worthless.
Can you educate us on the issues where he is RINO?
Well....as with case with MR....(and just about everyone else for that matter)...you can find numerous instances where Santorum violated conservative orthodoxy including his support for higher minimum wage.
I been trying to tell other freepers that if they put up their favorite lightweights against Jeb and Christie its going to be just like 2012 and 2008 with McCain and Romney.
Generally speaking, I usually prefer going with a governor with a strong record of accomplishment, getting things done, and producing favorable results in his state. That is usually a good indicator of how he would do as president. I am generally wary of all beltway politicians...including folks like Santorum and Gingrich who left their home states to live there.
The beltway atmosphere is definitely corrosive to ethics and common sense.
I agree. There is something in the air there. It was built on a swamp.
I can see why RR like to back to his ranch (and GWB too) as often as possible when he was POTUS.
My favorite too! I can’t think of a more
“thick-skinned” candidate to hold up against all the democrat smut. He also has a plan that WORKS!!!
He has my support and my vote if he runs.
Santorum worked hard, especially in Iowa, where he practically lived for year, can’t deny that. He won 11 primaries and caucuses. Gingrich won 2. MR won all of the rest. Most of the other conservative alternatives to MR simply could not get their campaigns off the ground. Perry got off to a late start and was then plagued by miserable debate performances. Cain and Gingrich were both plagued by scandals past and present. Ron Paul was simply running in the wrong party. Michele Bachmann was too much of a back bencher untried and untested. Pawlenty was little known outside his home state. Therefore, Santorum, sort of by default, sort of being the last man standing, emerged as the only viable conservative alternative to MR even though he himself was not all that viable.
What IS the big attraction there, may I ask?
Lots of TV time and/or big bucks. Gingrich is an egomaniac driven by arrogance. I have not yet figured out Santorum.
You would support Rick Perry, the one who supports amnesty? I guess he is down with our current invasion by Obama’s Alien Army of Cultural Destruction.
I suppose you could find in almost any politician’s record an instance where they have been less than 100% perfect on the illegal immigration issue, and that includes RR unfortunately.
And who were FNC paid opinionists (subsequently suspended) when they announced their 2012 runs.
Both were booted from their last elected jobs so they both (eventually) went onto FNC to talk...BABLABLA...then the POTUS runs.
To be fair to their supporters here, the 2012 GOP POTUS field was pretty bleak.
Exactly. Unfortunately FNC has been exploited by would be presidential candidates as a vehicle for getting free air time. It has been become a revolving door gig similar to lobbying in DC.
Walker is a good man who isn’t afraid to take on entrenched special interests, so I hope he wins reelection in November.
He won the recall; he has turned Wisconsin around; why would the voters not re-elect him at this point?
I do think he will get re-elected, I certainly hope and pray that he does. He is one of the finest governors in the nation IMHO.
But....I have seen polls which show it is closer than we would like, the unions are all fired up to defeat him, and WI remains one of the nation’s bluest of blue states and one of the most liberal states.
An appropriate place for a pro-amnesty candidate to campaign, I guess.
Yes, but IMO it’s a sign of Walker not having anything to campaign on if he wants to pull out the old “versus Washington” standby.
When our candidate was McCain, was the GOP reflexively anti-Washington?
If Walker hasn’t got a better message, he should just get out of the way.
(Okay, I don’t want him as a candidate anyway, since he’s beyond pro-amnesty, to the point of actually being pro-open borders. “We’ve got to run against Washington” is still lame.)
First, Scott Walker endorsed Marco Rubios amnesty plan.
Then he claimed no additional border security measures were needed.
Then he proposed a slightly less destructive alternative to Obamacare.
Then he opposed austere spending cuts.
Then he endorsed Paul Ryans tax increase and cuts to military retirees.
OK, can you tell me which current crop of Tea Party favorites isn’t for some sort of “amnesty” plan? (Yes, you can include Ted Cruz in the mix ).
Scott Walker has more supporters in the faux conservative media than Ted Cruz. More people believe Scott Walker is perfect than any other candidate.
I’d vote for Col. West in a heartbeat. However, he has a big problem — he couldn’t even get re-elected in his own district.