Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker makes it official today with an announcement that he will run for president in the 2016 White House race. He had promised his constituents that he would not declare his candidacy until after the completion and signing of the state budget, which covers the next two years. The budget bill was passed and Walker signed it on Sunday. But earlier there was a premature Twitter leak by a staffer of Scott Walker announcing his 2016 campaign run. Walker joins a crowded field of GOP candidates seeking to represent the Republican party as nominee.
I′m not sure if this makes Scott Walker the 15th, 16th or 17th GOP candidate? He might be 17th if you consider Ohio Governor John Kasich 16th even though Kasich only announced last week that he would declare his candidacy later this week. Confused? As Hillary Clinton would say, ″What difference could it possibly make now?″
Walker does enter the race with a lead in the polls for the Iowa caucus, the first event of the 2016 election cycle. He is in second place slightly behind Jeb Bush in the Real Clear Politics average. Scott also has a distinctive reputation as having the most election wins of any of the candidates in the past 5 years, two regular elections plus two recall attempts. Walker′s fight with the state′s employee unions gained him national attention, though generally spun in favor of the unions by the Liberal Media. His battles and successes in turning Wisconsin around during the Obama recession have earned Scott Walker much support from grass roots Republicans, Conservatives and from the Tea Party.
So are you looking forward to the entry of Scott Walker into the 2016 GOP primary race? Will he capture some of the spotlight from Donald Trump? Do you believe that Gov. Walker has a chance to win both the Republican primary race and then the White House in the general election? Are you looking forward to his announcement speech later today? If so, then jump aboard the Cheese Express!