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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Run, Scott, Run!

Posted by on Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 2:28 PM

Please-oh-please let Republicans run on an anti-union platform in 2012:

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who signed sweeping curbs on public unions into law on March 11, may be emerging as a potential 2012 Republican presidential contender, according to a poll issued on Thursday.

The phone survey by Public Policy Polling of 642 registered voters on March 10-13 found that Walker's favorability among Republican voters was 55 percent positive and 11 percent negative, a spread of 44 points.

That pushed Walker ahead of other possible Republican contenders like former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

He'd be the most popular man in the race, right out of the gate. That tells you a little something about the race.

(Via Wonkette.)


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Westlake, son! 1
They do love their candidates with partial "executive experience" now don't they?
Posted by Westlake, son! on March 17, 2011 at 2:32 PM · Report this

What amazes me is the republicans who are in unions, who are for this guy. I personally know of a teacher in WI who is one.

The extent of the brainwashing is astounding.
Posted by balmonter on March 17, 2011 at 2:33 PM · Report this
And most likely by 2012 Walker too will be a "former governor", which would mean basically NONE of the GOP front-runners would be current office-holders.

Which brings up a question: Has ANY President in recent decades NOT held a public office at the time they announced their candidacy? I can't think of one since probably Eisenhower...
Posted by COMTE on March 17, 2011 at 2:34 PM · Report this
Well, he has to do something after he gets recalled and thrown out of the governor's office later this year.
Posted by Bugnroolet on March 17, 2011 at 2:42 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 5
@4 there's always the AEI or other Communist organizations.
Posted by Will in Seattle on March 17, 2011 at 2:50 PM · Report this
Y 6
Posted by Y on March 17, 2011 at 3:01 PM · Report this
The GOP candidate will be whoever the Kochs say it is.
Posted by Proteus on March 17, 2011 at 3:18 PM · Report this
eclexia 10
Walker is modeling himself after this very politically successful incident:…

Reagan ordered police and guardsmen to shoot at protesters. It cemented his reputation as a tough guy. I knew that's what Walker wanted when he threatened to have the WI guard activated.

Remember that to Conservatives, loss of order is a frightening thing. That's why the Democrats lost to Nixon after Chicago police put the beat-down on protesters in 1968. Conservatives will react viscerally to the protests in Madison and see Walker as the protector of order
Posted by eclexia on March 17, 2011 at 3:38 PM · Report this
@3 - Nixon, I think.
Posted by shabadoo on March 17, 2011 at 3:52 PM · Report this
and Reagan. Also Mondale '84.
Posted by gnossos on March 17, 2011 at 3:57 PM · Report this

That makes sense.


I briefly considered Reagan, but couldn't remember whether he was still Governor of CA at the time. Could have Googled it I suppose, but sometimes I just like to see whether my wetware is still working...
Posted by COMTE on March 17, 2011 at 4:36 PM · Report this
samktg 14
Walker becoming a candidate would be very bad for whatever shreds of American unity still remain.
Posted by samktg on March 17, 2011 at 7:00 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 15
why must we continually discuss who these fucknuts are going to nominate? that person, like every republican, will suck.
Posted by Max Solomon on March 17, 2011 at 8:21 PM · Report this
venomlash 16
@8: 6.4% of households in America are millionaires.
The GOP can have them and the Dems will take the 93.6%...
Posted by venomlash on March 18, 2011 at 12:21 AM · Report this

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