Wisconsin's Gov. Walker hopes to split Chris Christie, tea partyers, in GOP presidential hunt

  • Article by: CHARLES BABINGTON , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 22, 2013 - 10:35 AM

WASHINGTON — Many Republican activists, citing Congress' deep unpopularity, say they want a governor to be their next presidential nominee. The buzz centers on New Jersey's Chris Christie for now, but Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is using a national book tour to try to climb into the 2016 conversation.

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emmy222Nov. 22, 13 6:41 AM

Amazing, the guy did not have the ability to finish a four year degree and the Republicans think he is a viable presidential candidate. Do we wonder why the Dem's rule the White House?

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vlombardyNov. 22, 13 8:04 AM

Calling Walker a moderate is akin to calling jalapeno peppers mild. The ALEC agenda is designed to strengthen, not weaken the wealth inequality in the nation, and it is the greatest threat to our economic survival.

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sbuzz16Nov. 22, 1310:10 AM

Walker can go ahead and carve any path he'd like, but its the trail he's left behind himself that will hurt him.

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teaqaedaNov. 22, 1311:37 AM

How about those jobs Scottie? I suppose somebody needs to the the "Kiss your sister" candidate for the right like Romney was. Unelectable - period.

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jepop90Nov. 22, 1312:56 PM

Sorry Scooter, I'm afraid that any path that appeals to the Tea Party will not appeal to the moderate voters who will back Christie. Also, you gave up the moderate path when you decided to demonized honest, hard working government employees and label them as leeches on the system.

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elmore1Nov. 22, 1312:58 PM

Given the inept and leadership in Minnesota and Washington I look forward to moderate candidates.

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guessagainNov. 22, 13 1:12 PM

elmore1: "Given the inept and leadership in Minnesota and Washington I look forward to moderate candidates." I have no doubt that you think that Ted Cruz is moderate. The fact that Walker hates unions and has such disdain for the middle class puts him to the far right of Cruz. America has no time and few votes for these elitists.

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avejoeconNov. 22, 13 1:20 PM

Amazing, the guy did not have the ability to finish a four year degree and the Republicans think he is a viable presidential candidate. Do we wonder why the Dem's rule the White House?---------remind me where it requires a college degree to be president. My wife is a high school drop out and is VP at a very large company.

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comment229Nov. 22, 13 1:55 PM

I find it ironic that the two names that come up the most as potential gop presidential candidates, probably could not even carry their own state in a presidential election. Further, one thing is for sure; there is no gop candidate that is going to win the presidency without strong support from independent voters. I will guarantee you that Walker does not attract independent voters.

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guessagainNov. 22, 13 2:26 PM

avejoecon: "remind me where it requires a college degree to be president. My wife is a high school drop out and is VP at a very large company." That does not make her presidential material. And, having been a VP at one of the country's largest banks, that does not make me (or her, in her corporate role) qualified to lead the United States.

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