Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is currently facing a tough challenger in his bid for re-election this November. The most recent polls point to the two being tied for the position, but past experience says that Walker has an edge and could come out with a victory and retain his seat. After all, he initially won his bid for governor back in 2010 in a blue state, and then won with even larger margins (53-46) when he faced a recall election in 2012 (though I have to say now that after speaking with a good friend, the recall election might not be a good indicator for whether or not he will win this November. It was an effort to get people to vote Walker out on a “whim because of all of the horrible things he’s done for the middle class”. Definitely food for thought that we should take into consideration).
All of this, along with his success in being popular in a state that has been typically lead by Democrats, and being successful in making Wisconsin a right to work state, gives him great recognition and power on the national level. Whether he could make a successful bid for president in 2016 is currently questionable, though he does have some national support for such a campaign. There is another position though, that all of the men and women preparing for a run for president in 2016, should have Walker’s name at the top of their list for. And that is vice president.
It might not seem like a lot, but having someone like Walker on the ticket would make a candidate’s chances (especially a Romney or Romney-lite candidate) much better, as Walker is much more appealing to conservatives. Also, he could help Republicans win over Wisconsin, a state that has been elusive to the party for many years, and gain some necessary electoral votes.
I hope that the candidate’s take Walker into serious consideration as the prepare to start up their bid for the highest office in the land next year.