Will Walker’s Record Be a Plus or a Minus for 2016 Bid?

It never ceases to amaze me the way people perceive things. To one group, certain actions are brave and commendable. But to another group, those same actions are cowardly and unconscionable. It proves the old saying, “you can’t please all the people all the time.” Yet, in our country, this division has grown deeper and wider. This is the divide we see with the political record of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

His historic battle with organized labor as governor and his confirmation election is one for legends. To the conservative right, Scott Walker is the perfect example of what they want a politician to be. Someone who is ready and able to fight the injustices that so plague our country.

The Chicago Tribune Said this about Walker.

Walker, the 47-year-old son of a preacher, began his second term as governor this month and is best known for taking on public union rights four years ago. That fight led to Walker standing for a recall election in 2012, which he won, making him the first governor in U.S. history to survive such a vote.

Like the other politicians who are showing interest in a 2016 run, Scott Walker is not perfect, but, he is a good conservative candidate. And it seems he is testing the water in preparation for such a run.

Fox News reports:

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday that he was “very interested” in a possible run for president on 2016, hours after he announced the launch of a new political committee.

The announcement is good news for conservative voters. Walker has long been a “right of center” politician. And with his highly publicized fight with organized labor, he will face stiff opposition in labor states. The fight that made him famous could be the one that stops his bid for the White House. Yet, Walker says that the reason for his run is not political advancement.

Fox News reports:

In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Walker said he was considering a run for the same reason he initially ran for governor of Wisconsin in 2010.

“[My wife and I] were afraid that our sons were growing up in a state that wasn’t as great as the one we grew up in,” Walker, 47, said.” I have the same worries about this country for my sons today that I had for my state many years ago.”

And this was on his website, ouramericanrevival.com:

“Our American Revival encompasses the shared values that make our country great,” Walker said in a written statement. He called for “limiting the powers of the federal government to those defined in the Constitution while creating a leaner, more efficient, more effective and more accountable government to the American people.”

And later we read:

◾And we will help put power back in the hands of the taxpayers by taking on the big government union bosses through collective bargaining and pension reforms.

Walker might be the most conservative candidate, but will his record and outward animosity toward unions prove too much to overcome? Only time will tell.