Scott Walker has done a bang up job for Wisconsin and most Wisconsin voters couldn’t be happier. Here you get a look at Scott’s potential in the 2016 Presidential race. Marc Thiessen opines in The Washington Post:
Right now, the GOP is split between two factions: grassroots tea party supporters who want an unapologetic conservative, like Sen. Ted Cruz, who will take the fight to the left, and those who want a candidate like Christie, who they believe can appeal to independent voters in the center and thus win the presidency.
Walker is the only potential 2016 candidate who appeals to both factions.
Walker is a tea party hero thanks to his courageous stand against the public-sector unions in Wisconsin. Cruz may have “faux filibustered” Obamacare, but Walker faced down 100,000 protesters outside the Capitol in Madison — and won. He not only passed his reforms despite unbelievable odds, he became the first governor in U.S. history to survive a recall election. He’s both a fighter and a winner — a compelling combination for the conservative base.
Moreover, Walker’s appeal to the right goes beyond collective bargaining. As governor, he passed a raft of other conservative reforms that went virtually unnoticed because of the collective-bargaining fight. He signed legislation enacting voter identification requirements, permitting the concealed carry of firearms, defunding Planned Parenthood,prohibiting any health exchange operating in Wisconsin from covering abortion, reducing taxes, expanding school choice and reforming entitlements. Walker is an across-the-board, unflinching, full-spectrum conservative.
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