Howard Dean: This is a particular problem for Scott Walker which has not been an issue yet, but it will. Scott Walker, were he to become president, would be the first president in many generations who did not have a college degree. So the issue here is not just the issue of dancing around the question of evolution for political reasons, the issue is, how well educated is this guy?
Joe Scarborough: Are you serious?Yeah, they're serious. They're scared spitless of the man. He's a union-busting, budget-balancing Republican and he's fought three tough races against substantial Democrat opposition, and the first thing they can come up with is his education?
So, lets go to Governor Walker himself to find out why he didn't finish his senior year at Marquette.
“During my senior year at Marquette University, I was offered a full-time job at the American Red Cross. I thought I would squeeze in a course here or there and finish things off in a year or two, but then Tonette and I got married,” Walker said in his State of the State speech in 2013. “Next thing you know, you’re putting all your extra time and money into your kids.”Yeah, having a full-time job, getting married, and raising kids can side-track your education. We all understand that. But it doesn't seem to have hurt Walker much. He's only been elected governor three times.
I never knew this about Walker. He didn't finish college, so he's not a lawyer either. That's a big bonus in my book. He dropped out for full-time employment, then got married and started raising a family. THEN GOT ELECTED GOVERNOR, three times. It looks like the lack of education really held him back.
It's too early to know who is going to be the Republican nominee, but I'm liking Scott Walker more and more. Not a lawyer, family man, knows how to beat Democrats. That's the kind of guy we should be looking for.