Thursday, February 12, 2015

Battle Lines

The battle lines are beginning to be drawn for the presidency in 2016.  We're pretty sure who the Democrat candidate will be, but the Republican process is just beginning.  One politico who scares the hell out of the opposition is Governor Scott Walker, a guy who has been elected three times as governor and is making noises about running.  Walker has proven that he can run a good race under tough conditions, but his curricula vitae has them concerned.  Gasp!  He never finished college!

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.


Daddy Hawk said...

You can always tell who the most serious threat to the opposition is by who gets attacked the most. nobody bothers digging up dirt on Ron Paul because he is not a threat.

Anonymous said...

Howdy, part of me wants this dynamo to stay in Wisconsin to finish the task he has started. I really don't think there is enough chutzpa in the environs to match him if he left. BUT, part of me wants to unleash this dynamo on the rest of the country to right this ship of state back to the course that was set way back in the 1700's!

North Texan said...

He sounds a lot better than any other choice out there now.

Theother Ryan said...

Based on historic trends it is a pretty sure bet a Republican will get elected. Factor in the trends of our presidents approval rating as well as the mid term elections and I would say that lends itself to go along with the historic trend.

The thing is given how narrow the real difference of policies between the R's and the D's on a national level I am not confident it is going to be a magical cure all for our nation. The words is a mess and terrorism is on the rise. We are spending like the first half of a 'How the rich famous person went flat broke' TV special. This makes me want to buy guns, ammo, precious metals and lots of food. Wait a second, that is pretty much what I am doing.

be603 said...

yeah maybe if Truman would have been a college grad he could have made a name for himself... /snark/

Titan Mk6B said...

I would say that Scott Walker has a Doctorate from the school of hard knocks.

Good enough for me.

Actually I would like to see a Walker/Cruz ticket.