Scott Walker is reveling in attention from press attacks and criticism from our Dear leader himself. In the last few days, President Obama has singled out the Governor of Wisconsin for special attention after he signed “right-to-work” legislation, making Wisconsin the twenty-fifth state to do so.
In presidential politics, candidates and their strategists typically try to tone down expectations, especially ahead of sometimes unpredictable primary contests such as the Iowa caucuses. Not Scott Walker.
The Wisconsin governor and likely 2016 Republican candidate sounded downright bullish when asked this week how it felt to be singled out for criticism by President Barack Obama after he signed so-called right-to-work legislation.
“It suggests maybe we’re the front-runner, if somebody is taking an active interest in what a state governor is doing, particularly in light of the fact that we’re not the only one,” Walker told Jon Fleischman of Breitbart, a conservative online publication. “Mitch Daniels in ’12 signed this, Rick Snyder, my friend in Michigan, signed it later that year. We are now the 25th state in America to have freedom to work.”
Walker has been very confident from the beginning that Americans want a different type of politician than an inside-the-beltway clone of what we’ve had for the last several years. Walker says America wants someone who will stand up to the Marxist Democrats and reduce the size and impact of government on everyday Americans lives.
“If the president keeps up his attacks on Governor Walker and his policies, the governor may have to count it as an in-kind contribution to his Iowa caucus campaign,” said Matt Strawn, a former chairman of the state Republican Party. “Among Iowa Republicans, who measure a candidate’s fidelity to the conservative cause by the critics they collect on the left, being attacked by the president and his liberal allies is the gold standard.”
The old axiom, “any press is good press”, holds well here. Walker is a candidate who has faced everything the Left could throw at him and won, three times. Obviously, the president and his party are starting to see Walker for the threat to their agenda he is.
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