This takes a couple of minutes to get going, but once it gets started it’s well worth watching.
Scott Walker won a huge victory last night, defeating Democrat Mary Burke 52-47 despite a brutal, even brutish, campaign waged against him. Walker’s win was the third in four years as governor; besides getting elected and re-elected he had to survive a 2012 recall election after passing a repeal of collective bargaining with public employee unions that saved the state and local governments hundreds of millions of dollars and put government in that state on a sustainable fiscal path for the first time in decades.
Walker’s victory should make him the unquestionable favorite among 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls. Surviving three elections in a blue state as an unapologetic conservative despite having had well over $100 million spent to defeat him proves that he can take everything the Left throws at him and survive unscathed. Not only has Walker beaten back the Democrats but he has coattails – last night Wisconsin Republicans added two seats in the state Senate, where they now have a 19-14 margin, and three more in the state House where more comfortable margins exist.
That is a sensational electoral record, and there is no denying Walker’s policy record.
Now, let’s show you what Walker looks like on the stump. After his introductions, thanks and pleasantries he begins to offer a vision which transcends Wisconsin. It’s one which is a lot more compelling than Hillary Clinton’s “business and corporations don’t create jobs” screed, no?