Yes, Scott Walker has won three gubernatorial elections at higher margins each time. Wisconsin is a blue state won by President Obama in 2008 and 2012. Nevertheless, one of the governor’s wins was a first in U.S. history—a victory in a recall election, at a higher margin of victory than his original race.
No doubt about it, Governor Scott Walker is a winner with proven courage, leadership and innovation. Republicans have a deep bench of candidates, any of whom could be competent presidents in ordinary times. But now we direly need courage, leadership and innovation such as Governor Walker and President Reagan have shown. Can Governor Walker do it on the national level? No one knows for sure, but among all the candidates, he is the only one who has proven credentials in these three vital qualities.
Read my review of his book Unintimidated. Governor Walker faced death threats to him, his family and fellow Republican legislators and their families when fighting the unions. He innovated when abolishing collective bargaining except for pay for fire and police. A fellow Republican told him very directly, “Governor, you can’t do this”, but they did it; they turned a $3.6 billion deficit into a surplus, allowed all schools to become charter schools, in short allowed the government to operate like a business, not a union shop that prizes their union dues over students, teachers and fiscal soundness.
Get the whole story. By the way, the unemployment rate in Wisconsin is now down to 4.6 and taxes have been lowered whereas they had previously been chronically raised.
Let’s elect a winner in 2016—Scott Walker!