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  •  "Imagine President Scott Walker." (17+ / 0-)

    Nooooooooooooooooooo!  It's too much to ask, Mike, particularly right before dinner.  Now I'll have to work to get my appetite back.  But not too hard. ;)

    Actually, to be honest, I'm much more worried about 4 more years of Governor Walker, post 2014, than I am about President Walker. I AM worried about Wisconsin becoming the Mississippi or Arkansas or Alabama of the mid west. Another four years of Walker, and it's going to happen.

    But no, gotta say I don't think Walker will be the GOP candidate for the presidency, ever. And if he was, I think it would be a gift. This guy is so not ready for prime time, and I don't think he ever will be.

    It's one thing to outfox the Wisconsin media, not that hard. But to take on a national race? Nah. And really, despite his years and years of running for President, Mitt wasn't ready for prime time either.

    There are differences between the two, places where Walker may take a different approach when it comes to oratory. But it really doesn't matter. Put Scott walker at the mercy of the national media for the whole year or more that it takes to run for president, and it ain't going to be pretty.  

    "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

    by StellaRay on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 04:43:44 PM PST

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    •  That puts a lot of faith in the national media. (15+ / 0-)

      Do I think he will be elected president? Hell no. But if he's going to be stopped, it's going to have to be the people who do it.  I don't trust the Koch-fueled media, national or otherwise.

      Off topic, but it's really very strange here (St. Croix valley). I get all the Minnesota media, but I live in Wisconsin. Minnesota's not that different from Wisconsin, but a darned liberal success story. I see how the MN GOP has practically imploded, and yet here in WI they have a stranglehold on government (and will for the next 10 years at least due to their hatchet-job redistricting). And their friends have bought off the press, which hasn't happened in MN.

      Yet.

      •  Minnesota - #7 in private sector job growth (13+ / 0-)

        Since Walker took office in Wisconsin.  Second only to energy-booming North Dakota in the Midwest.

        (That is using Politifact's methodology of whole-year QCEW change for 2011 plus sum of CES monthly changes since).

        Fake candidates nominated by the GOP for the recalls: 6 out of 7. Fake signatures on the recall petitions: 4 out of 1,860,283.

        by GeoffT on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 07:21:57 PM PST

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      •  Well... (1+ / 0-)
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        The Koch-fueled national media could not get Mitt Romney elected, so there's that. Much of that I think is due to the fact that Romney is a doof, politics aside, and it showed.  I think Walker is a doof too.  Chris Christie say,  is not a doof.

        And yes, the Minnesota/Wisconsin thing mystifies me too, as I wrote in a comment below.

        "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

        by StellaRay on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 06:13:52 AM PST

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        •  Romney wasn't a "doof" (0+ / 0-)

          compared to all the other potential GOP candidates. Anyone who thinks Romney had an exceptional slate of negatives is wrong. He had a lot of much more powerful pluses than any of their current potential candidates has. He was BETTER than the names being mentioned now.

          Jon Husted is a dick.

          by anastasia p on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 07:08:29 AM PST

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          •  Sorry, we'll have to agree to (0+ / 0-)

            disagree. I found Romney exceptional only in his haplessness, over and over again throughout the campaign. It was in my view one of the most poorly led campaigns I've ever witnessed, right down to the finale when Romney was shocked he didn't win.  

            And no, I don't think Romney was better than the names being mentioned now. But then better is kind of a meaningless word in today's GOP.

            Not sure what you count as Romney's "powerful pluses" but obviously they weren't even close to powerful enough.  So I think perhaps we should call this one's opinion, rather than telling others they're wrong.

            "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

            by StellaRay on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 07:27:25 AM PST

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