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Wisconsin's Scott Walker shuttles to Iowa and other battleground states to ignite bid for presidency
Washington Examiner ^ | July 26, 2013 | STEVE CONTORNO

Posted on 07/26/2013 8:50:08 AM PDT by NCjim

MADISON, Wis. -- The civil unrest that filled the streets of Wisconsin's Capitol Square two years ago has long since dissipated. The roads are quieter, no longer littered with signs and bumper stickers and angry petitioners trying to oust the governor. Midwest manners have returned to once bitterly divided neighborhoods.

The furor over Gov. Scott Walker's decision to curb the collective bargaining powers of most public employee unions culminated in 2011 in a massive, extended protest by workers and their allies, the spectacle of Democratic lawmakers fleeing the Capitol to prevent the proposal's passage and a recall election that ultimately failed to force Walker from office. But it also shifted the national spotlight onto a Republican governor who until then was virtually unknown outside his state, propelling Walker to political stardom and a potential run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016.

Sign Up for the Politics Today newsletter! As Wisconsin's fervor faded over the past two years, however, so has the attention paid to Walker. Press attention has shifted to the likes of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is far better known nationally than Walker, and Sens. Marco Rubio, of Florida, Rand Paul of Kentucky, and Ted Cruz of Texas, all of whom get far more notice from Beltway insiders than the governor of Wisconsin.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2016gopprimary; ia2016; walker2016

1 posted on 07/26/2013 8:50:08 AM PDT by NCjim
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To: NCjim

This is a candidate that I could get interested in. A whole lot better governor than Christie.

I like Walker.


2 posted on 07/26/2013 8:52:33 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: NCjim

Walker, Paul and Cruz are much better choices than Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Marco Rubio!


3 posted on 07/26/2013 8:52:45 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: SE Mom

I HATE Walker for national office. He is great in Wisconsin, but he is a “Dreamer.” His stance on illegal immigration would eventually sink us.

Do some research.


4 posted on 07/26/2013 8:55:12 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: NCjim

This is good news that he may run for Presidency. He’ll have my vote if he does.


5 posted on 07/26/2013 8:55:32 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: NCjim

Doesn’t he support amnesty? Also didn’t he accept the Obamacare healthcare exchanges?


6 posted on 07/26/2013 8:56:41 AM PDT by stockpirate (American taxpayer's are: The New World Order slaves for the collective.)
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To: fwdude

I will- but the way we’re headed we are going to get some version of Dream..sickening.

Any other reason you don’t like him for potus?


7 posted on 07/26/2013 9:00:33 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: fwdude
His stance on illegal immigration would eventually sink us.

We may already be sunk before his hat goes in the rink because of LESSER men like Jeb and Christie's support of it.

8 posted on 07/26/2013 9:01:16 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: NCjim

Walker is my top choice should he run.


9 posted on 07/26/2013 9:01:55 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SE Mom
Any other reason you don’t like him for potus?

No, but that is the stinker that spoils it for me. It's like a teaspoon of raw sewage in a barrel of fresh drinking water.

10 posted on 07/26/2013 9:02:12 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: NCjim

Walker would be an ideal presidential candidate. Unlike many republicans, he knows he’s in a war...


11 posted on 07/26/2013 9:02:13 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: varmintman

And has the scars to prove it.


12 posted on 07/26/2013 9:03:23 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: varmintman

bump!


13 posted on 07/26/2013 9:03:32 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: NCjim

He’s been commendably stand-up on several fronts, but the amnesty thing is an absolute killer with me. I’ll never under any circumstances vote for any candidate supporting it.


14 posted on 07/26/2013 9:06:28 AM PDT by greene66
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To: cotton1706
Walker, Paul and Cruz are much better choices than Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Marco Rubio!

Chris Christie and Marco Rubio have burned that bridge as far as party clarity, cohesion. Jeb Bush is milqtoast and is chained at the ankle to his father and brother. Paul has his own set of links and chains. Cruz is a flash in the pan. Walker will (unfairly) be just another white guy.

And Sarah Palin has been put on a pedestal as a caricature.

15 posted on 07/26/2013 9:08:33 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: cotton1706

Walker will have to define himself clearly as a NO BILL on amnesty candidate, as well as oppose the NSA spy program among other things.

I gave him money for his last fight, but I’m holding back now because I suspect that in the end he is one of the 90 percent plus of them business as usual politician crowd.


16 posted on 07/26/2013 9:12:56 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: Usagi_yo

As if Hillary Clinton has no baggage. Who would you prefer to run?


17 posted on 07/26/2013 9:13:50 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Back in the 1970’s they hated Nixon and Ford and fought both tenaciously but that did not make either of the Republicans real conservatives.


18 posted on 07/26/2013 9:14:37 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: SE Mom
I like Walker.

Walker is an Amnesty Queen.
19 posted on 07/26/2013 9:14:49 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: varmintman
Walker would be an ideal presidential candidate. Unlike many republicans, he knows he’s in a war...

Walker is an Amnesty Lover.
20 posted on 07/26/2013 9:15:51 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: NCjim

ONLY as the TOP of the ticket!

NEVER as the Veep candidate SOP to the conservatives while the GOPe retains control of the party and put’s the next RINO who has “earned his turn” onto the top of the ticket.


21 posted on 07/26/2013 9:19:25 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: Nextrush

Yeah, I think Walker was just going with the winds on immigration, but not a good sign. I don’t know how these people don’t get it.

Hopefully, the bill will be killed this year. But the issue will not go away until the problem i.e. the flow of illegals, is actually solved. And since unmanned drones can be turned off and border agents can be ordered not to do anything, we need a physical barrier, which means The Secure Fence Act needs to be fully funded and fully completed.


22 posted on 07/26/2013 9:22:58 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: fwdude

Rick Snyder is the same way.

Tough on unions but pro amnesty.


23 posted on 07/26/2013 9:24:06 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NCjim

The 2016 ticket will be packed again, conservatives again will be so divided, and will so run down each conservative candidate, that the last one standing will again be a RINO!

IMO based on previous observations.


24 posted on 07/26/2013 9:32:13 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“He has a lot of respect and admiration on this side of the Wisconsin border,” said Bob Vander Plaats, president and CEO of the Family Leader, a socially conservative organization in Iowa where Plaats is a GOP kingmaker.

But others said Walker’s mastery of retail politics will blunt voter worries and boost his chances in New Hampshire and Iowa. While running for governor, Walker rode his Harley across the state, wore a Green Bay Packers jersey, tailgated at Lambeau Field and held brown-bag lunches in offices across Wisconsin. Those who have watched his political career say he has only gotten stronger on the stump.

Former New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Wayne MacDonald said Walker wowed the rank and file at the state party convention last year.

“I remember introducing him and the crowd went absolutely wild. I’ve never heard a louder crowd at a convention,” MacDonald said. “He was down to earth, he was conversational, he was unassuming.”

Walker remains largely unknown to most Republicans in New Hampshire, the nation’s earliest primary state, despite his travels there, MacDonald said.


25 posted on 07/26/2013 9:35:34 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: cripplecreek

Well, then we don’t have any candidate good enough to run in 2016. I suggest until Jesus returns to earth, that we just let the Dems have it - we can all stay home in protest and biotch and moan.

There just isn’t anyone good enough to run as the Republican nominee. I hate the amnesty thing too, but dang it - everyone of them have warts. There just isn’t anyone to vote for.


26 posted on 07/26/2013 9:35:41 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Catsrus

Morons like you are unworthy of wasting time on.

Maybe you could relocate to the border so you can kiss the ass of every illegal entering the country because I sure as hell don’t want some whore kissing mine.


27 posted on 07/26/2013 9:40:28 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cotton1706

I would like Scott, Cruz, Condi Rice. Though I don’t know how Condi is fairing these days.


28 posted on 07/26/2013 9:46:24 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: SE Mom

Most capable candidate.

Walker for President with a proven track record in turnaround

Rand Paul for VP with an ability to talk about freedom


29 posted on 07/26/2013 10:00:20 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: cripplecreek

You are a foul-mouthed, moron and I’m not in favor of amnesty. You totally missed the point of my post, so I won’t waste my time on lecturing you about brushing up on your reading comprehension skills.


30 posted on 07/26/2013 11:05:06 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Catsrus

What I am is someone with a memory who recognizes you moderate Kapos who are more interested in getting along with the democrats who own you than doing anything right for the company.

I’ll make sure everyone recognizes your kind.

An election is coming up and the kapos ooze back in.


31 posted on 07/26/2013 12:53:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

You are one sick puppy.


32 posted on 07/26/2013 3:36:27 PM PDT by Catsrus
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