You may not have heard his name yet but it looks like Republican Scott Walker could be making a real run for the candidacy for the presidential elections in 2016.
In what was considered by many to be a breakthrough moment, Scott Walker managed to make himself stand out from the crown during the forum in Iowa and now the governor from Wisconsin looks like being a potential winner for the Republicans.
Chatter about the presidential elections has stated early for the Republican party, mainly due to the declarations from big names such as Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush who have already hinted that they may be making a run for the candidacy
At only 47 years old Scott Walker does not look much like any of the other candidates or potential candidates and he took to the stage with his sleeves rolled up as if to show that he meant business and wasn’t afraid of getting his hands dirty to get the job done.
Walker used the Iowa Freedom Summit to remind the conservatives that he has an impressive record as the governor of Wisconsin, including his defeat of a 2012 recall effort over his challenge to the collective bargaining process for most public unions.
Scott Walker may not be a household name and he certainly does not have the financial backing of the campaign organisation that the big names of Bush and Romney have but his charisma may be enough to push him forward at this early stage.
According to Reuters: “Will Governor Walker be able to compete in a field that has proven major financial players? I know that’s an issue that those in his camp are sensitive to,” said Matt Strawn, a former chairman of the Iowa Republican Party.
During the summit Walker made bold statements such as: “That sends a powerful message to Republicans in Washington and around the country: if you’re not afraid to go big and go bold, you can actually get results,” and these are just the sort of statements that appeal to the conservative supporters.
“He didn’t do any tap-dancing around the issues,” said Bob Gough of Lee’s Summit, Missouri to Reuters. “A lot of people describe the problems we’re having but didn’t kind of close the loop on how it has to get fixed, and I think Scott described the changes that he had made and the things that need to be done.”