Governor Scott Walker is one more Republican to put his toe forward in the presidential mix along with the likes of Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Chris Christie. These guys make Christie look better, but no more physically fit.
The GOP needs to keep digging, and how about surveying private sector women CEOs?
Being governor of Wisconsin counts favorably as government enterprise CEO experience, but the question is, how could the Wisconsin electorate be so deficient as to elect Scott Walker to this position. Check the resume.
Scott Walker Resume
“45th Governor of Wisconsin
Assumed office: January 3, 2011
Milwaukee County Executive
In office: April 30, 2002 – December 27, 2010
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from the 17th district
In office June 30, 1993 – May 14, 2002
Born: Scott Kevin Walker
November 2, 1967 (age 45)
Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
Political party: Republican
Spouse: Tonette Marie Walker (née Tarantino; m. 1993)
Children: Two sons
Residence: Governor's Mansion (official)
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin (personal)
Alma mater: Delavan-Darien High School, 1986
Marquette University (attended, 1986–1990) Did not graduate
Religion: Non-denominational, evangelical Christianity”
“During college he worked part-time for IBM selling warranties. His IBM job led to a full-time position in marketing and fundraising at the American Red Cross from 1990 to 1994.”
Another Republican whose job experience is “I worked for the government.” That is ironic. Walker had minimal experience in the private sector and work for the non profit Red Cross. This resume should not have passed Wisconsin voters, but it did. Americans who know better and want better should reject it.
You see, this exercise can be truly valuable if readers are paying attention. We have lousy government performance because we are electing people who are not superior candidates with superior experience.
That doesn’t mean Scott Walker is a bad person. As a citizen he has something to offer the Republican Party by calling out the fact that they need an actionable platform that addresses citizens’ needs. Newt Gingrich said that too. Zero doesn’t cut it.
“Scott Walker’s GOP vision: ‘No’ is not good enough
If Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) runs for president in 2016, his theme will likely be some version of this: “No” is not enough for the GOP.
“You don’t just sit back and nick the other side — you’ve got to lay out a plan,” Walker said Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Walker added: “As governors, as state leaders, we’re more optimistic than our friends in Washington. We’re not just against something. We’re laying out a plan. We’re laying out a vision.”
Walker is rejecting two things. One is Washington, which is not surprising at all, considering how unpopular Congress is right now and how unpopular the Democratic-controlled White House is to the Republican primary voters whom Walker wants to win over.
Secondly — and more notably — Walker is pleading for a Republican Party that stands for something."