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May 22, 2013

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Takes Perfectly Innocent Trip to Iowa That Don't Mean Nothin' At All

Hmmm...

At the AP, via @conartcritic.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is gearing up for re-election next year, his third race in four years. But the Republican’s courting of out-of-state donors and conservatives, his plans to visit Iowa this week and his refusal to say whether he would serve out another full term if elected suggest he might be seeking a much bigger prize — the presidency.

Not that he will openly acknowledge as much.

“I love being governor,” Walker said recently, just two years after bursting onto the national political scene when he challenged public unions and a year after surviving a recall election. “I’ve had to work hard for it. I’m focused on being governor, and I’m going to continue to be governor as long as the people of the state want me to be governor.”

Walker has a big advantage over any other contender, except, perhaps, Paul Ryan.

When you think about the conservative movement as a whole... haven't we already all sort of run one election with Walker? At least one, I mean. The recall. We were all very passionate about that.

We already have bonded with Walker in a national (effectively) electoral contest, and a big one.

Some guys, when I hear they want to be President, I'm all like, "That guy?" Dismissive about it. It's a weird thing to think of person as President.

But Walker has already sort of crossed that bridge, at least for me. The left elevated him by attacking him. The left gave the right a lot of buy-in into Walker. I'm not sure anything is more advantageous to a candidate than that.


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