Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker describes his ideal Republican presidential nominee for 2016:
I think it’s got to be an outsider. I think both the presidential and the vice presidential nominee should either be a former or current governor, people who have done successful things in their states, who have taken on big reforms, who are ready to move America forward.Okay, so Walker didn't literally come right out and say "Me! Me! Me!" but he did come pretty dang close by saying both GOP nominees had to be governors. The obvious responses to that would be "Mitt Romney" and "Sarah Palin," but Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky didn't go there.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) thinks Americans are holding out for a D.C. outsider in 2016; perhaps “someone like myself,” he said Monday.So Rand's pitch is basically that he's for term limits and that he hasn't had any real impact on what's been going on in D.C., which is kind of lame, but you have to give him points for eschewing Walker's "aw, shucks, me?" routine and coming right out and pointing to himself as the kind of guy he thinks Republican primary voters will want to nominate. And who knows? Maybe we'll get lucky and he'll turn out to be right.
“I think they want someone outside of, you know, what’s been going on. For example, someone like myself who has been promoting term limits,” he said on Fox News Monday.
“And I think I’m, enough, new here to still be perceived as an outsider, should that be the choice at sometime in 2016,” he added.