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Sat Mar 2, 2013, 01:46 PM

Will Scott Walker run for president in 2016?

Investigations into misappropriation of state funds has been closed.

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 01:47 PM

1. It would not surprise me.

He is ambitious.

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Response to Archae (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 01:51 PM

3. Ambitious and slimy.

Two qualities that mean he'll most definitely run in 2016.

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 01:50 PM

2. He's Gotta Get Through 2014 First...

...and hopefully his political ambitions and career will be terminated by the Wisconsin voters. He's no shoe-in for re-election...especially if Russ Feingold decides to get in the race. As far as him being a presidential candidate in 2016...the more clowns in that demolition derby the better...

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 01:54 PM

5. He overcame historic protests of his policies, and easily won a recall vote against him.

Even the progressive media (i.e. Rachel Maddow called his win while Milwaukee voters were still voting). He's been able to gut labor laws in Wisconsin. I don't see even Feingold being able to beat him.

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Response to shcrane71 (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 02:07 PM

10. The Recall Had Lots Of Problems...

...I'm just south of the "cheddar curtain" and did some canvassing and petitioning in 2011 for the recall and had several friends who were heavily involved in the effort. There were a lot of elections leading up to that recall...the recall of several State Senators that led to a tied Senate and then the Judicial election...fatigue was setting in. While I admire and give a lot of credit to those who worked real hard to obstruct and stop Walker, even they got tired of the constant campaigning and protesting...and voters did as well. Exit polls showed that Walker got votes from "moderates" who didn't like the recalls and felt there was outside (union) meddling. True or not, I heard this on several occasions as to why the energy level in the recall declined in its waning days...the problems with counting the votes was just icing on the cake.

The Democrats did win the state last year...with a far more focused and better financed campaign. Hopefully OFA, Labor and other organizations have had the chance to recharge and learn from past mistakes...and for the voters to have had enough of the union busting and corruption that surrounds Walker.

Cheers...

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 01:53 PM

4. I sure hope so. The more running for the r party that can't win nationally, the better. eom

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 01:54 PM

6. I never thought Dubya was nationally viable.

I was proven wrong twice.

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Response to shcrane71 (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 02:02 PM

7. Well, he had the neocons behind him and he had Rove stealing the election. And Walker is a

Koch fiend. But I just think everyone can see through Koch straw by now. My biggest confidence, though, lies in the fact that we're a majority liberal, left-of-center nation that has learned it's lesson with bush/cheney/wolfowitz/rove and has elected a Democratic president the last two elections showing a massive momentum in our direction. Walker is not enough to halt that momentum and turn it around to their advantage.

Just my 2¢...for now.

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 02:05 PM

8. Walker has an election rigger friend in Waukesha county.

If he can totally take over Wisconsin, as he has, he certainly has the support of the redder and semi-red states. Eight years of Obama, and the public will forget the lessons of bush/cheney/wolfowitz/rove. Americans have a short attention span, and we'll all be hurting from sequestration austerity and looking to blame someone. I predict, America will blame the Democrats.

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Response to shcrane71 (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 02:07 PM

9. you were proven entirely right twice...

but he got elected anyway.... for what it's worth I thought the same about Reagan in 80, ( remembering Goldwater 64)...

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Response to oldhippydude (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 02:13 PM

11. There needs to be a sea change to ensure that Alzheimer victims and former

coke addicts aren't running the country on behalf of right-wing special interest groups. I'm unconvinced we've had that sea change in the national dialogue.

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Response to shcrane71 (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 03:04 PM

13. certainly hope you are correct.. almost feel it in my bones

unfortunately the other side has the media.... going to help out OFA where I can

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 02:24 PM

12. I really hope he does. The more exposure he gets the more people dislike him. nt

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