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What happened to Scott Walker?

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posted on May, 9 2015 @ 07:38 PM
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Just a few short months ago, Walker had won the straw polls with his speeches and passion. He led every potential Republican candidate.

The usual left sniping started immediately, yet with little digs, nothing like the nominated candidate would receive. That he didn't complete his senior year at college and didn't graduate, so on.

After his initial moves, pundits suggested that the Republican establishment didn't look favorably on Walker and as they control the massive corporate donations, it was suggested that Bush was the likely nomination for the Republican party.

Media stories dried up completely, that includes Fox which apparently supports the Republican Establishment and isn't supportive of the Tea Party members or those that even lean in that direction.

Time has passed and everyone and their third cousin has announced for the Republican candidacy thereby drawing campaign funds and having much more exposure for their respective candidacies.

He Walker bowed out? Has he been offered the VP slot? A cabinet post? (He'd make one hell of a Labor Secretary...
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Anyone have any ideas on what his plans are or the current machinations have led to?

I, for one like the guy and would have supported his candidacy failing any unknowns the left would dig up/invent.

Thought?
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posted on May, 9 2015 @ 07:48 PM
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a reply to: nwtrucker

If Rush Limbaugh strongly endorses Walker then look out..."Republican Establishment" might FINALLY be destroyed...politically.

2016 is do or die for America so anything can happen and will happen.



posted on May, 9 2015 @ 07:52 PM
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a reply to: nwtrucker

I imagine you live in Wisconsin too? I do, and have been following this closely.

My thought on this is that Walker will announce later on down the road. I believe he is reading the tea leaves, seeing what others are doing before making a decision.

I have actually heard that some in the tea party are angry at him because they don't think he's one of them. That could be affecting him announcing anything now.

He is very popular in Wisconsin. I don't know that he is very popular anywhere else.



posted on May, 9 2015 @ 07:53 PM
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a reply to: nwtrucker

I have been hoping that he is quietly waiting to announce.

I am not certain that he will be aggressive enough to ban public sector unions at the federal level but, I can't think of anyone else who has the experience and backbone.



posted on May, 9 2015 @ 07:55 PM
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a reply to: nwtrucker

I thought Rand Paul won the straw polls? Did I shift into a different universe?



posted on May, 9 2015 @ 07:58 PM
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a reply to: ChiefD

No. I think he heard that Hillary is going to create a SuperPAC and that pretty much seals the deal. President Hillary will sit behind the same desk where Bill got his cigar smoked. This is a bizarro world we live in.



posted on May, 9 2015 @ 08:01 PM
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a reply to: Granite

Actually, Rush is about the only one who mentions Walker in the talk radio arena. He is very complimentary of Walker from the viewpoint of having faced the left in a blue state and has won three times.

He points out he isn't endorsing Walker and never endorses-directly- anyone. He comments positively and negatively on all candidates of both parties...well the right gets positive and negative, the left gets nothing but negative.

My think on the real reason Limbaugh doesn't publicly endorse anyone as that endorsement is a two-edged sword. He has many followers, but numerically, more detractors.

His endorsement throws in a factor in that the game-planners can't predict the result of. Hence, no endorsement.



posted on May, 9 2015 @ 08:04 PM
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a reply to: Kratos40

In the Iowa arena, I don't think at that time Rand Paul was speaking, at least, at that time. It was more of a regional(?) thing.

I don't think anyone had announced then.



posted on May, 9 2015 @ 08:08 PM
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a reply to: greencmp

You may be right. Time is wasting, though. The longer this goes, the less likely he announces.

I could see a Bush nomination appease the very powerful right of the party by offering Walker the number two slot.

Walker could accept that as a stepping stone to the top job down the road.

Just a guess, though.



posted on May, 9 2015 @ 08:11 PM
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a reply to: ChiefD

Nope. I live in Washington St.. Walker has many supporters outside cheese-head country. hell, he's the only one that has actually done something, with the possible exception of Perry in Texas and we all know how the Dems sabotaged that potential candidate....



posted on May, 9 2015 @ 08:18 PM
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He didn't win the favor of Sheldon Adelson without that you don't get the nod of the GOP. He gave a hundred million to Romney when he picked him and it looks like he is leaning towards Jeb.



posted on May, 9 2015 @ 08:24 PM
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a reply to: buster2010

Agreed. It's an up-hill battle for any tea party candidate or anyone outside the good old boy network.

Frankly, the only way I can so it happening is if a Cruz or a Walker tell the republican establishment that they are running for President whether they get the republican nomination or not!

That kicks in the Perot factor and kills any chance for a Republican nominee winning. It says , bottom line, That it's me or the Democrat, take it or leave it.

It 'could' work...maybe.



posted on May, 9 2015 @ 08:26 PM
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originally posted by: buster2010
He didn't win the favor of Sheldon Adelson without that you don't get the nod of the GOP. He gave a hundred million to Romney when he picked him and it looks like he is leaning towards Jeb.


There are LOTS of wealthy donors giving LOTS early in a secret "donation scheme"...but I will not divulge.

I posted it three months ago..



posted on May, 9 2015 @ 08:29 PM
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a reply to: Granite

Yep, business as usual. The only guys who are up front about it all are the Koch Brothers. I admire that in them. Perhaps they can be convinced that Rubio isn't getting the traction and their money would be better spent elsewhere. Backing Cruz or Walker would kick the republican Establishment right in the teeth....




posted on May, 9 2015 @ 10:06 PM
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originally posted by: nwtrucker
a reply to: greencmp

You may be right. Time is wasting, though. The longer this goes, the less likely he announces.

I could see a Bush nomination appease the very powerful right of the party by offering Walker the number two slot.

Walker could accept that as a stepping stone to the top job down the road.

Just a guess, though.



I am just watching this right now and I am impressed.

South Carolina Freedom Summit, Carly Fiorina

I still think public sector unions are the first domino. She sounds like she might listen to reason.



posted on May, 9 2015 @ 10:52 PM
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originally posted by: greencmp
She sounds like she might listen to reason.


I've met the woman. She doesn't listen.

ETA: nwtrucker may be right about Walker. He may be interested in the #2 slot.
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posted on May, 9 2015 @ 10:53 PM
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originally posted by: Snarl

originally posted by: greencmp
She sounds like she might listen to reason.


I've met the woman. She doesn't listen.


Doh.



posted on May, 9 2015 @ 11:01 PM
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originally posted by: Snarl

originally posted by: greencmp
She sounds like she might listen to reason.


I've met the woman. She doesn't listen.

ETA: nwtrucker may be right about Walker. He may be interested in the #2 slot.


That isn't nothing but, Paul/Walker has a nice ring to it.



posted on May, 9 2015 @ 11:10 PM
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a reply to: buster2010

Kochs want Walker though so I guess we'll see.



posted on May, 9 2015 @ 11:27 PM
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a reply to: Kali74


Since when? My understanding was the Koch Brothers were backing their Florida buddy Rubio.

Personally, I'd love it if the Koch boys switched camps...nothing personal against Rubio. Walker has gotten things done in a tough environment. Most of the others sound good but haven't delivered the goods. I don't believe we have the time to find out if the others are more than talk.

Just my opinion though.




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