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    Scott Walker opens up about White House ambitions

    Scott Walker acknowledged in an interview Friday that he’s open to a presidential bid. Walker insisted he was visiting Iowa in May only because he was invited by Gov. Terry Branstad. But when pressed about his White House ambitions, the Wisconsin Republican said: “Would I ever be [interested]? Possibly. I guess the only thing I’d say is I’m not ruling it out.” Perhaps even more notably, Walker wouldn’t commit to serving throughout a second four-year term. He said his focus is on substance, not longevity.

    “For me, it’s really a measure of what I’ve accomplished and what more I could accomplish if I was in a different position,” Walker told POLITICO at CPAC, where he’ll speak Saturday. The governor noted that he ran for Milwaukee County executive during his state legislative term and then sought the governorship in the midst of his tenure as county executive. But Walker, 45, used the question about diversity to note that the Republican challenge isn’t merely that it’s a party dominated by white males. “It goes to old white guys” he said, adding: “I’m not an old white guy.”

    Read more: Scott Walker opens up about White House ambitions - Jonathan Martin - POLITICO.com

    So the criteria to be a republican contender is anything goes as long as you are not an old white guy. They never seem to get a clue. How about being a man of the people - no matter what color or age they are?

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    Re: Scott Walker opens up about White House ambitions

    Whats the issue? The response is tailored right to the Democrat and progressive charge that the GOP is only for rich old white guys.

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    Re: Scott Walker opens up about White House ambitions

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    Scott Walker acknowledged in an interview Friday that he’s open to a presidential bid. Walker insisted he was visiting Iowa in May only because he was invited by Gov. Terry Branstad. But when pressed about his White House ambitions, the Wisconsin Republican said: “Would I ever be [interested]? Possibly. I guess the only thing I’d say is I’m not ruling it out.” Perhaps even more notably, Walker wouldn’t commit to serving throughout a second four-year term. He said his focus is on substance, not longevity.

    “For me, it’s really a measure of what I’ve accomplished and what more I could accomplish if I was in a different position,” Walker told POLITICO at CPAC, where he’ll speak Saturday. The governor noted that he ran for Milwaukee County executive during his state legislative term and then sought the governorship in the midst of his tenure as county executive. But Walker, 45, used the question about diversity to note that the Republican challenge isn’t merely that it’s a party dominated by white males. “It goes to old white guys” he said, adding: “I’m not an old white guy.”

    Read more: Scott Walker opens up about White House ambitions - Jonathan Martin - POLITICO.com

    So the criteria to be a republican contender is anything goes as long as you are not an old white guy
    . They never seem to get a clue. How about being a man of the people - no matter what color or age they are?
    That's just inane babble, by any measure. Do you have any actual, intelligent objections to Scott Walker, or is he just another Republican to bash mindlessly and constantly?
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    Re: Scott Walker opens up about White House ambitions

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    Scott Walker acknowledged in an interview Friday that he’s open to a presidential bid. Walker insisted he was visiting Iowa in May only because he was invited by Gov. Terry Branstad. But when pressed about his White House ambitions, the Wisconsin Republican said: “Would I ever be [interested]? Possibly. I guess the only thing I’d say is I’m not ruling it out.” Perhaps even more notably, Walker wouldn’t commit to serving throughout a second four-year term. He said his focus is on substance, not longevity.

    “For me, it’s really a measure of what I’ve accomplished and what more I could accomplish if I was in a different position,” Walker told POLITICO at CPAC, where he’ll speak Saturday. The governor noted that he ran for Milwaukee County executive during his state legislative term and then sought the governorship in the midst of his tenure as county executive. But Walker, 45, used the question about diversity to note that the Republican challenge isn’t merely that it’s a party dominated by white males. “It goes to old white guys” he said, adding: “I’m not an old white guy.”

    Read more: Scott Walker opens up about White House ambitions - Jonathan Martin - POLITICO.com

    So the criteria to be a republican contender is anything goes as long as you are not an old white guy. They never seem to get a clue. How about being a man of the people - no matter what color or age they are?
    Scott Walker has proven he is a man of the people.
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    Re: Scott Walker opens up about White House ambitions

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Scott Walker has proven he is a man of the people.
    Yeah, he's frequently cited as a "good guy" Republican by liberals. The overwhelming likelihood is that 66gardeners doesn't know a thing about him other than that he's a Republican.
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    Re: Scott Walker opens up about White House ambitions

    yes, please run scott walker in 2016
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    Re: Scott Walker opens up about White House ambitions

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Yeah, he's frequently cited as a "good guy" Republican by liberals. The overwhelming likelihood is that 66gardeners doesn't know a thing about him other than that he's a Republican.
    I know he said he thinks he is eligible for POTUS because he is not an old white guy.

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    Re: Scott Walker opens up about White House ambitions

    Walker would be another Romney.
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    Re: Scott Walker opens up about White House ambitions

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    I know he said he thinks he is eligible for POTUS because he is not an old white guy.
    And that is by all indications the grand total of what you know about him.
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    Re: Scott Walker opens up about White House ambitions

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Walker would be another Romney.
    Unlike Romney, Walker actually has a conservative record to run on. Well, more conservative than most. That he took on the unions and won on mulitple levels will make him very popular with conservatives. That his states economy has improved since is definitely something that he can run with. I don't know enough about the guy on social issues (he'll probably shoot himself in the foot with that) but I do know his fiscal record will be good.
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