Governor Scott Walker speaks to an enthusiastic CPAC crowd
By the way, I wonder how many left-wingers realize that their attempted recall of Governor Scott Walker only increased his national profile?
Update: Guy Benson at Hot Air says Walker is not ruling out a run for president in 2016. I’m skeptical, of course, but how much buzz would there have been if Wisconsin had not been on national television almost every night for nearly two years? If Walker does become a serious presidential contender, thank a Madison Democrat.
Update 2: Charlie Sykes points to an article in Politico regarding Walker as a possible presidential contender.
Today’s report reinforces what most everyone watching Scott Walker closely for the last few months has known.: he’s “open” to the idea of a 2016 presidential run. Why wouldn’t he be? Having your name mentioned is always nice and it doesn’t cost anything.But that’s a far cry from thinking that Walker will run. He has his own re-election race next year (no slam dunk) and of course there is the problem of fellow cheesehead Paul Ryan. They aren’t both going to run.
Walker insisted he was visiting Iowa in May only because he was invited by Gov. Terry Branstad. But when pressed about his White House ambitions, the Wisconsin Republican said: “Would I ever be [interested]? Possibly. I guess the only thing I’d say is I’m not ruling it out.
Perhaps even more notably, Walker wouldn’t commit to serving throughout a second four-year term. He said his focus is on substance, not longevity.
“For me, it’s really a measure of what I’ve accomplished and what more I could accomplish if I was in a different position,” Walker told POLITICO at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where he spoke Saturday morning.