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Scott Walker Declares Candidacy, Donald Trump Makes Headlines, Hillary Clinton in Identity Crisis

7/19/2015  articles

Governor Scott Walker

A Look at White House Hopefuls begins with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker who signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge when he first ran for governor. He has kept that pledge by cutting taxes repeatedly and significantly. “He has seen every challenge as an opportunity to reform government to cost less rather than as an excuse to dig deeper into the pockets of taxpayers,” notes Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.

“Gov. Walker is one of thirteen declared and likely candidates to support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List. “Welcome to the race, Governor Walker, and thank you for standing up for the unborn and women not only in Wisconsin, but across America.”

In a 33- minute speech delivered extemporaneously, Walker focused on his victories over liberal groups such as teachers unions, pro- abortion crusaders and a hard fought recall effort by Democrats after he pushed legislation that severely weakened public- sector labor unions.

He called for “fresh, new ideas,” and noted that unlike fellow GOP presidential rival former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, whose even-tempered politics connote a desire to win over independents and conservative Democrats Walker made his overtures to the base of his party. Those appeals followed a months - long run-up to his campaign launch during which he has tacked right on key.

Walker told his audience that we need to rid ourselves of leaders who are out of touch with the people.

He has a fondness for Wisconsin-made Harley- Davidson motorcycles, a love of American Idol and a penchant for buying clothes from Wisconsin discount retailer Kohl’s.

Four Republican women vouched for Walker at the event. Rachel Campos-Duffy, a Fox news Channel pundit, attacked Democratic presidential front runner Hillary Rodham Clinton. State Sen. Leah Vukmir described Walker as a hard worker whom she had once underestimated. Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch recited a Bible verse that Walker shared with her during a difficult time. And Walker’s wife, Tonette, described him as “someone who will not be intimidated by anyone.”

Recent Polls and Donations

According to the latest polls, Donald Trump is the front runner. Scott Walker is second. Jeb Bush is third followed by the rest of the GOP field.

Hillary Suffers Identity Crisis

According to public affairs honcho Rick Berman, Hillary Clinton is suffering from an identity crisis. In a recent speech in New York, Hillary was found to be mixing centrist and populist appeals confusing her followers.

Hilary’s schizophrenic positions were on full display at her recent speech in New York where she laid out her economic platform.

She said, “The defining challenge of our time is clear. We must raise incomes for hard-working Americans….”

Then she proceeded to double-down on President Obama’s failed liberal agenda of increased regulations, taxes and mandates responsible for seven years of stagnating incomes and the worst post-recession recovery in history.

This contradiction is just the latest example of Clinton’s ongoing identity crisis. Is she a pragmatic centrist in the model of Bill “the era of big government is over.” Bill Clinton understood the negative consequences of aggressive government intervention. Does Hillary?

It isn’t surprising that Senator Bernie Sanders is closing the gap with Hillary. Many Democrats are encouraging Senator Elizabeth Warren to run.

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