Neutral source – Herald Sun:
A few months ago, Walker was an obscure underdog with little more than an outside chance of becoming the nominee. Now he’s being seriously considered for the most important job on the planet.
Walker, 47, has been the Governor of Wisconsin, a relatively small northern state, since 2011. He’s best known for his role in a bitter political spat with the state’s 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.
In virtually all policy areas, Walker is a “model conservative”. Looks good to me but the issue is the RINOs in the party. More:
Walker has the same problem as every other governor who tries to run for president. He’s perfectly comfortable talking about economic and social issues, but seemingly out of his depth when it comes to foreign policy.
Of course, if he’s to become president, Walker will likely need to defeat two of America’s most powerful political dynasties: the Bushes and the Clintons. Good luck with that.
As always, it does help to read the opposition on someone, just to put it all in perspective, remembering these people still have the vote.
When the race for the nomination boils down to Bush and Walker, then Walker’s numbers will quickly balloon to a clear majority of Republicans. At that point, the race is over.
The most recent Marist poll shows Scott Walker running neck and neck with Hillary Clinton, and it shows Scott Walker running better against Hillary than any other Republican. That suggests that not only is Walker electable, but he may well be the most electable Republican around.
Keep your eye on this man. It does affect us.