Skip to comments.Scott Walker could become the world’s most powerful man. So who the hell is he?
Posted on 03/14/2015 4:31:50 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
EVERY talking head in the United States has spent the last week prattling on about Hillary Clintons emails.
Fair enough. The former Secretary of State violated government rules in an apparent effort to keep her correspondence safe from scrutiny. Thats no small matter. But in the meantime, another politician has come from nowhere to dethrone Jeb Bush as the frontrunner for the Republican Partys presidential nomination. His names Scott Walker.
A few months ago, Walker was an obscure underdog with little more than an outside chance of becoming the nominee. Now hes being seriously considered for the most important job on the planet.
WHO IS HE?
Walker, 47, has been the Governor of Wisconsin, a relatively small northern state, since 2011. Hes best known for his role in a bitter political spat with the states unions, which was sparked by his efforts to eliminate a variety of collective bargaining rights for government workers.
That battle almost forced Walker out of office, as the unions triggered a rare recall election in 2012. No governor in US history had survived one, but Walker defeated his opponent by a healthy margin. It established his reputation as a stubborn but successful politician, who was willing to fight for ostensibly unpopular reforms.
WHY HE COULD WIN
Walker can make a persuasive case that hes the Republican candidate most likely to win a general election against Hillary Clinton. That argument is rooted in his record so far three victorious gubernatorial elections in Wisconsin, a state which usually elects Democrats. Walker has already demonstrated an ability to win over voters who traditionally lean away from Republicans.....
Of course, if he's to become president, Walker will likely need to defeat two of Americas most powerful political dynasties: the Bushes and the Clintons. Good luck with that.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...
I never saw this question asked about The Klown.
“Who is he”......
Where have the Australian people been?
Seems the writer of the article knows more about Walker than he thought.
Note the photos and captions that accompany this piece.
It’s Walker’s wins against labor that have gotten the MSM’s goat.
You mean the flip flopping, RINO, amnesty loving, compassionate conservative, Bush lite...Scott Walker ?
According to small cadre of purity Freepers...
Could this "Down-undha" author or authors be so surface-ficial yes I invented a word as to not dig into what he really did?
I hope he, she, they read my post. It was about Paycheck Protection, i.e. the State wasn't going to do automatic deductions from their payrolls to the coffers of the Unions, the workers had to do it at home. And that the Unions agreed to Savings and Health Care policy reforms with Walker but vehemently apposed the lack of cash flow especially for political purposes when it was about to be cut off....
Go gosh almighty the worldwide collective press is looking dumber than a box or rock more and more every day....
Right! Asking that same question about the current president would be racist.
Next they will be picking through Walker’s school grades, which STILL isn’t allowed for the Chosen One.
(duckin & runnin)
Walker isn’t my first choice but I’ll support him. I will NEVER vote for Christy or Jeb Bush.
It’s not about “purity.”
Are you lock-step GOP-bots happy with Mitch McConnell and John Boehner?
Cruz is my preference but Walker stands head and shoulders above the likes of Bush and Christie.
Are your legs tired from jumping to wrong conclusions?
That’s my take as well.
Honestly, other than his stance against the Unions, I’m not to savvy about Walker. What’s his stance on illegal immigration?
That is generally a decent indicator.
I remember Scott Walker. he took the Milwaukee County Transit Bus and he exited the bus at Marquette University High School on Wisconsin Avenue. Boy that was many many years ago.
He used to support a path to citizenship but his stance seems to be stiffening. He’s more in line with border security and taking the lure away now.
On Bush and his support from GOP establishment: "We had Bob Dole, John McCain, Mitt Romney. If it's just whoever's next up, that hasn't worked so well for the Republican party in the past. ... Jeb's a good man. You're not going to hear me speak ill will of Jeb. He's a friend of mine, He called me two days before (announcing) his PAC, I think highly of him. I just think voters are going to look at this and say, 'If we're running against Hillary Clinton, we'll need a name from the future - not a name from the past - to win.' "
On Bush's fundraising: . "Yeah, he'll have by far the biggest report. There's a lot of people who are loyal to that family because of an ambassadorship or an appointment or something like that, so those people are going to show up big on his first report. What we're hoping going forward are not donors of obligation but donors of passion, people who are passionate about the reforms we bring to the table." Tampa Bay Times
Cruz is my preference as well, but I live in reality...
Cruz has zero chance of winning the GOP nomination simply because of who he is and what he stands for...
In a country that voted for the likes of Obama twice, you think Cruz has a chance... ?
Bush and Christie are like voting for the Democrat, so why vote...?
Walker is an excellent proven winner and fighter...though I don't agree with everything about the man...he certainly is an excellent candidate to run the executive branch of the government
Many sensible people with sympathies to liberal causes learn that the devil is in the details as they honestly struggle with the issues.
There’s nothing wrong with helping needy people in foreign countries — privately, on people’s voluntary dimes. Don’t put it on the back of the general taxpayer.
Obama might leave a sour enough taste to allow a conservative a second chance.
Aren’t you the one who insinuated that those of us who reject the GOPe liberal darlings as “purists?”
So if Jeb get’s the nomination are you voting for him in the general election?
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