Is Gov. Scott Walker the New Ronald Reagan?

(This is the latest installment in a series about potential Republican candidates for president in 2016.)

Could Republican Wisconsin governor Scott Walker be called The New Ronald Reagan?

In the opinion of he could. Walker is a dynamo. This man is very special and he recently surged in political polls after a famous speech he gave in Iowa. has long been an admirer of governor Walker who was first elected in the Republican Rout of November 2010. After he reined in the public-employee unions in Wisconsin he faced an angry union-backed recall election in June 2012 and won it easily ( cheered in an editorial). He won re-election by 5 points in November 2014 in a state that has not voted for a Republican presidential candidate since 1984 (Ronald Reagan). has mentioned Walker many times as a potential presidential candidate.

At age 47 governor Walker today is one of the most outspoken and well-spoken office-holding conservatives and he has a track record of accomplishment to back up his rhetoric. (Walker is also a motorcycle rider who loves his Harley-Davidson.) He said in a recent speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit that he succeeded in Wisconsin “because we were not afraid to go big and go bold.”

Wow. That is what Republicans/conservatives need to do every day, not shy away from strong action in order to please Democrats and the media like so many do. Walker’s conservative reforms have succeeded in a state with an ultra-leftist capital like Madison and a history of liberal politics. This proves once again that conservative, capitalist principles always resonate with people who are looking for real solutions to their problems, and Wisconsin had many.

Scott Walker appears to be preparing to run for president of the United States and he looks surprisingly like another principled, outspoken conservative governor, Ronald Wilson Reagan of California. For those too young to have experienced the Reagan presidency (1981-89) it was an inspiration every single day.

Most Americans have not thought much about Scott Walker unless they have followed his career, seen him speak or read about his accomplishments. I was very impressed with some of his achievements that even I did not know about (see below for a review).
The son of a preacher Walker is very smart and a great speaker. He could out-debate Hillary Clinton easily. And when Mitt Romney recently dropped out of the 2016 presidential race he almost seemed to be endorsing Walker personally by saying in his statement:

“I believe that one of our next generation of Republican leaders, one who may not be as well-known as I am today, one who has not yet taken their message across the country, one who is just getting started, may well emerge as being better able to defeat the Democrat nominee. In fact, I expect and hope that to be the case. I feel that it is critical that America elect a conservative leader to become our next president.” believes that Walker definitely could be elected president of the United States, that he would just need to radiate his natural Christian confidence and optimism and point to the positive results he produced in Wisconsin.

In Walker’s first term (January 2011 to January 2015) he eliminated a $3.6 billion deficit and double-digit tax increases both of which he inherited from his Democrat predecessor. He turned it into a surplus, and has cut taxes by $2 billion. Wouldn’t it be great to see that on a national level? We could easily with a president Walker.

Wisconsin now has the only fully-funded retirement system in the US. Walker has reformed the public-employee system such that state agencies and public schools can hire or fire on the basis of merit, not union seniority. He is pro-life and has seen that Planned Parenthood is no longer funded by the taxpayers of Wisconsin. He has reformed the tort system to end frivolous lawsuits that hamper business, and he is a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment. He instituted a policy that requires voters to show a photo ID at the polls. All in “liberal” Wisconsin. Good. Now here are some excerpts from with a comment after each: reports: In (incumbent Democrat Wisconsin governor) Jim Doyle’s last term, Wisconsin lost 133,000 jobs. Since (Walker was elected in 2010) we’ve gained more than 100,000 new jobs. In that last Doyle term (2006-2010) Wisconsin lost 27,000 businesses. Since then, we added more than 23,000 businesses. Wisconsin is 3rd in the Midwest for private sector job creation over the year … Unemployment this summer is at a five and a half year low. …After years of increases, property taxes are going down. In fact, property taxes on a typical home will be lower in 2014 than they were in 2010. Scott Walker wants them to be even lower by 2018. comment: Doyle was a typical Democrat who catered to the public-employee unions. He created a big deficit and jacked up taxes and acted like there was no alternative. There is. reports: Wisconsin moved from being ranked 41st for business to the 14th best state in the country (Chief Executive Magazine annual ranking). And the latest (chamber of commerce) survey shows that 96% of the employers say Wisconsin is headed in the right direction compared to just 10% four years ago. comment: See, friends, how easy it is to create jobs and prosperity and optimism with the right leaders and policies? Walker is just such a leader. reports: Within minutes of taking the oath of office (in January 2011), my first official act as governor was to begin to implement a comprehensive Emergency Jobs Plan. I declared an economic emergency and called a special session of the legislature that began on inauguration day and did not end until the legislature passed measures that included, but were not limited to: Cutting taxes on small businesses; Curbing frivolous lawsuits that drove costs up; Eliminating the state tax on Health Savings Accounts; Reforming the Department of Commerce into a true Economic Development Agency; Immediately convening a Waste, Fraud and Abuse Commission that was intent on curtailing wasteful spending at all levels of state government. comment: Awesome. He did this immediately after taking office. No parties, no celebrations, no photo-ops. This guy got down to work immediately. He meant business and he acted quickly. That is a real conservative. He cares about the people of Wisconsin, not about the well-being of his political cronies. reports: Wisconsin’s agricultural industry contributes $59 billion to our economy each year and provides for more than one in every ten Wisconsin jobs. … I have been working to establish policies that allow farmers to thrive. It is taking some time, but our efforts are working and exports of agriculture products are up 24%. comment: Many of us live in places without many farms. Wisconsin is an agricultural state. And these hard-working farmers are some of the most important people in America. Good for Walker, that he supported their labors. Democrats generally ignore our farmers. The Democrat voter base is urban and black. reports:
(Mrs. Walker) and I have a strong belief in the protection of all innocent life. That is why our family believes in the sanctity of all human life – from conception to natural death. I am 100% pro-life. In my campaign for governor, I am proud to have been endorsed by Wisconsin Right to Life, which recognized my long commitment to right-to-life issues and noted that my election “would greatly contribute to building a culture of life where the most vulnerable members of the human family are welcomed and protected.” comment: This is a man who has deeply-held principles. He is not afraid of the feminists or the Democrats or the media and he has triumphed repeatedly. He says what he believes. We need more elected leaders like him.

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