Scott Walker announced his run for president yesterday in a speech that was well received by many on the right.
Yet before he even announced, some pundits were calling him the front runner. On the FOX News program Political Insiders, analysts Doug Schoen, Pat Caddell and John Leboutillier cited a Real Clear Politics poll which puts Walker way ahead of the other candidates in Iowa.
Leboutillier notes that Walker understands the mechanics of a primary and the metrics associated with political advertising. Caddell suggests that Walker’s message is compelling, his victory over big unions is very compelling for Republican voters, and that he shouldn’t be underestimated.
They also address the ascendancy of Trump in the polls, but suggest things will shift once the Republican debates begin. Watch the whole segment below:
Rush Limbaugh has always said that the left will tell us exactly who they fear.
Jon Gabriel of Ricochet has tapped into that sentiment with a post on Walker’s announcement:
Scott Walker: The Left’s Keyser Söze
Introduced by his wife Tonette, Walker took the stage sans teleprompter and ticked off one conservative priority after another. It was a serious, straightforward speech delivered from — and to — middle America. It wasn’t flashy, but with his record, Walker didn’t need it to be. Think Cal Coolidge if he ate brats and rooted for the Packers.
Walker has spent one-and-a-half terms tipping sacred cows and winning three elections amidst the most toxic leftist attacks imaginable. Riots in the streets, court-ordered harassment of his allies, and threats on his family weren’t enough to make him back down. This steel makes Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) very, very nervous.
Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO union went so far as to call Walker a national disgrace, but one clever Twitter user has already addressed that issue:
My full statement on Scott Walker's upcoming announcement that he's running for president: "Scott Walker is a national disgrace."
— Richard L. Trumka (@RichardTrumka) July 13, 2015
Richard Trumka DESTROYS Scott Walker! pic.twitter.com/W24QxvCLN1
— Jim Jamitis (@anthropocon) July 13, 2015
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