The union busting, right to work for less, governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker spoke with Jonathon Karl of ABC news on Sunday and explained his personal view as to what the Republican party should look for in its next Presidential nominee.
He thinks that the nominee should be an “outsider” and said that it should be either a sitting or former governor who has a record of having made successful reforms in his state.
When Karl pointed out that his criteria would rule out all three of the most often mentioned names, Marco Rubio, Tail Gunner Ted Cruz and Rand Paul he agreed and said, “All good guys but it’s got to be somebody who’s viewed as being exceptionally removed from Washington.”
Karl then points out that using Walker’s criteria Paul Ryan would also be ruled out.
“Yeah and I love Paul Ryan. Paul Ryan, if he had a fan club, I’d be the president of that.”
That should not be a particularly surprising remark, narcissists do tend to flock together — think of the cheerleaders in any high school in the country, all the prettiest girls in school who hold no love for anyone outside of their own little group of those who they view as superior to everyone else simply based on physical beauty.
Also not surprising was his attempt to distance himself from the TEA party which threw its full support his way in his race for the governors office. The damage done by the shut down to the party image has left many like Walker scrambling to avoid be identified as a TEA party candidate.
Of the shut down he said, “I like others was a bit frustrated with the shut down because I don’t think the way you make the compelling case to the American people that we can do better is by shutting things down.”
Then Karl raises the possibility that he may be considering a run for the Presidency asking him, “Will you commit to the voters of Wisconsin, the citizens of Wisconsin, that you will serve out a full second term?” Walker’s response was predictable.
“In my case, I have never made that commitment,” the governor said. “For any office. Because to me it’s not about the time you serve in office, I feel right now my calling is to be the governor of the state of Wisconsin.”
Karl replied that this response sounded like he is leaving the door open to make a run for the Presidency.
The governor smiled and replied, “I don’t rule anything out.”
We all know what that means governor, you are not being coy, you are actually being very transparent, you may as well come out and admit that you intend to go after the nomination. Oh that’s right, you would never achieve reelection giving you a job to fall back on after losing the race.
Watch the conversation from This Week below.