If He Builds It, They Will Come – Scott Walker Leads Growing Field In Iowa….

He could unite the rebel alliance…

IOWA – Scott Walker’s popularity streak in Iowa is real: He’s seven percentage points ahead of his nearest competition in the presidential horse race here, chased by a tight pack of four in a clear top tier: Ben Carson, Rand Paul, Jeb Bush and Mike Huckabee.

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Marco Rubio lags in a single-digit scrum, but a deeper look into the numbers shows that if Walker is the hare in Iowa, Rubio may be the tortoise, potentially positioned to pull ahead if he campaigns hard, a new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll finds.

Walker, a Wisconsin governor known for imposing restrictions on labor unions, hasn’t officially announced he’s running for the White House in 2016, but he’s the first choice for 17 percent of likely GOP caucusgoers in Iowa, making him the one to beat in an oversized field of 16 Republicans tested.

i-stand-with-walker“He’s fearless,” said poll respondent Suzanne Sawyer, a 53-year-old Fort Dodge small-business owner who considers herself very conservative. “He will do what’s right for the people that he was elected by. He has proven that in Wisconsin — he went to bat on collective bargaining to get things back in line financially. He’s out to do what’s best for the state, not what’s best for him politically.”

Two-thirds of likely Republican caucusgoers view Walker favorably, the highest in the poll, including nearly a third of respondents who view him very favorably.

Walker is now more solidly the front-runner than in a January Iowa Poll, when he had 15 percent and was a lone percentage point ahead of Rand Paul, a Kentucky U.S. senator who agitates against government snooping and warmongering. Paul remains in second place, tied at 10 percent with Ben Carson, a retired brain surgeon who leads with women who plan to attend the GOP caucuses. (read more)

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57 Responses to If He Builds It, They Will Come – Scott Walker Leads Growing Field In Iowa….

  1. joshua says:

    Walker better dump his support FAST for Common Core education reform or he will get tossed by the real conservatives…makes him right there with Jeb Bush…he is great otherwise…but THAT CANNOT STAND…education is a multibillion dollar ClusterF…and cannot have federal Common Core become the law of the land of education.

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    • Chris Krispie just bailed on CC. That says it all.

      But I like Walker enough to overlook the error so far. He went right after the commie union jugular. I think he got bamboozled on CC, just like a LOT of good Republicans did.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Bobby Jindal calls it a bait and switch scheme. He was for it until it became clear what it really was doing.

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        • That’s exactly right – bait and switch. I was skeptical of the criticisms myself, until (1) I saw about a half dozen CC homework problems online, (2) started reading some of the teacher and administrator materials, and (3) watched Duke Pesta (anti-CC teacher) take it down on YouTube. It was totally clear that, AT BEST, Common Core is misguided, poorly executed, and sets a hideously low bar for top students. A huge step down from NCLB, which wasn’t all that and a bag of chips to begin with.

          Take the Education Department’s money, give it to NASA, and let our kids dream of greatness again.

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    • partyzantski says:

      You make a valuable point, there.
      The so-called “Common Core” is the conveyor belt of doom for our children.
      No child able to escape… its vast black hole of nothingness.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      He needs to listen to Carly Fiorina about Common Core. She can explain the objection to it very clearly. I heard her on some Sunday talk show. She was very impressive and unflappable.

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    • rashomon says:

      Walker does NOT support Common Core, stating multiple times since last summer that Wisconsin standards are already higher than those of CC. Democratic propaganda on this topic must be shut down now. CC is the most manipulated, boondoggle program coming out of Washington’s crony capitalists since The Great Society.

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      • I consider it to be Gates’ last big fail.

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        • rashomon says:

          “Last” as in “the end of a series” or as in “most recent”? Seems Gates has a never-ending means of gaining power over the private sectors tax dollars through his NGOs.

          Most of the state governors were misled thinking that education experts and teachers had assemble the curricula. In fact, it was mostly Obama’s old cronies from his days with Ayres and other education rip offs in Chicago and elsewhere who had turned into textbook and testing publishers, curricula “experts” and teacher/principal trainers based on computers. Until recently, Jeb Bush served on the board of one of those crony concerns.

          And it’s not just K – 12 and the entrance exams for college and thereafter. They now have their sights on birth through pre-school. It takes a government to raise a child.

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    • TRONGOD2000 says:

      Walker is not “supporting” common core. He is not outlawing his states public schools from using it if they want to. I’d hardly call that support. He is doing what the people want… less government interfering in local schools.

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    • Kitty Smith says:

      I disagree. CC has a deservedly bad reputation, with objection growing even from some dumborats. It looks like CC will be short-lived and anyone on the wrong side of that may eventually lose. CC was already in place in WI when Walker took office. The state secretary of education was very much in favor of it and I believe remains so. But over time, Walker’s position on it has evolved as more becomes known about the results of it. His less assaultive approach to getting rid of it may escape those who are unable to notice that his movement on CC completely undercuts it by leaving it to the local level rather than repealing it altogether and starting a firestorm. The state is then also able to keep some federal funding through his subtle approach because it’s not removed from law. in other words, he’s setting it up so they still get federal money without actually using CC in any school district that doesn’t want it.

      But some people aren’t satisfied without a lot of hooting and hollering and lines in the sand.

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  2. Sentient says:

    The race is between Bush and Walker. Choose wisely.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Walker

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      • Walker/Fiorina for me. They both have determination, and chutzpah; they both, in my opinion, want to put the good of this country back into it’s rightful place and are willing to do what it will take to accomplish that end.

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        • The other way works for me, too. Carly is sharper than most of these guys, and makes Hillary look utterly incompetent (outside of her evil and traitorous machinations, which, sadly, Hillary has always been very good at).

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    • Kitty Smith says:

      Rubio must be reckoned with. He is becoming a powerful force in the primaries. The others will eventually wash out, but not Rubio. I don’t trust him, but he is dynamic and has “electability” written all over him, which voters do indeed respond favorably to. He can’t be ignored in all this.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        I have had doubts about Rubio all along. I can finally put it into words. I am afraid he will do with Hispanics what Obozo has done with Blacks.

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      • Sentient says:

        Rubio’s been dead to me since 2013. Dead. It’s not just that he advocated for an open-borders amnesty. It’s that he did so while falsely claiming that the Gang of Eight bill sealed the border – when it did absolutely nothing of the kind. That’s a giant lie. He’s the worst kind of liar – the kind that lies to his own supposed allies. There’s nothing he can do or say that can erase his giant lie of 2013.

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  3. boutis says:

    Walker is wowing audiences with his tough blunt talk on immigration. If he means it, he claims Sen Sessions has tutored him on the dangers of Obama and immigration, I think he can win.

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  4. Ziiggii says:

    “Rebel without a cause” ….???

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  5. Love that poster. We need a Deobamatizer. Walker could be the guy.

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  6. Rick says:

    Nice poster. Walker is the guy.

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  7. jackphatz says:

    Cruz ticked me off. Walker/ Fiorina 2016.

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    • John Galt says:

      Fiorina ran HP into the ground and wants to help Turkey takeover Syria. No thanks.

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      • Careful, John. HP was in trouble already. Compaq was, too. Many CEOs and mgt consultants thought that was the right thing to do. I didn’t, but I’ve never been a CEO with a shrinking company either. Notice that many sinking companies suddenly become very PC and put a woman in the chair. Sometimes it works: Indra Nooyi, Ellen Kullmann. Other times, not so much – Ginny Rometty (IBM earnings have been disappointing for nine consecutive quarters).

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    • Sentient says:

      Walker / Martinez. Susana Martinez, governor of NM. Unlike Hillary Clinton, she’s actually done something.

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  8. ctdar says:

    So declare already.

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    • lovely says:

      WI fiscal year ends June 30th. My best guess is that Scott will declare in early July. Maybe even on the fourth of July. Scott said he wants to fulfill his duty and see the fiscal year through.

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  9. lovely says:

    On Scott and Common Core

    January 2015

    Today, I call on the members of the state Legislature to pass a bill in early January (2015) to repeal Common Core and replace it with standards set by people in Wisconsin

    http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2015/jan/16/scott-walker/scott-walkers-shifting-position-common-core-educat/

    I haven’t read the whole article as it was too annoying. But Scott’s stance has defiantly flipped and flopped. No defending his ever supporting it even if he did promote each leaving each school district free to choose not to participate. I suspect his public opposition to it and his articulating that opposition will be coming soon.

    Expect the moon bats heads to spin in full circles, when Scott declares that he is running. Did I mention during the Act 10 fiasco people would drive by Scott’s house where his wife and sons were inside, honk and flip the bird. It would be comical if they weren’t such evil people.

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    • lovely says:

      Not defiantly*, definitely, a cures on spell check and my poor typing skills.

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    • Josie says:

      I don’t feel Walker has flipped on either common core or immigration. The facts and situation have changed considerably since these were first considered. The left keeps saying that common core was a republican govs idea. Maybe so, but it changed considerably since then and was perverted by the left. My beef with Bush is his refusal to learn why we object. He hasn’t kept up. It was hijacked and he refuses to understand it.

      Same thing with immigration. Since Oby erased the border and flooded us with the “kids” etc, the debate has now changed. Rubio and Walker acknowledged the change in circumstances as their reasons for changing positions. It’s a reasonable reason to “flip flop” in my mind. Bush seems to be unaware of the change in circumstances created by oby and the left. Bush’s inability to “flip flop” when new information should inform and update his original opinion is a problem for me. He is stuck in early 2000. Not changing his position is the problem, not keeping the same position.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Bobby Jindal was for Common Core until it started being implemented and complained about. Then he turned on it and called it a bait and switch program.

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    • That looks like just flipping. He learned how bad it was and is advocating throwing it out. If his earlier stance was to let local school districts decide, that’s a fairly defensible position for people calling for more local control of everything, including me.

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    • Kitty Smith says:

      I don’t think Walker has flipped and flopped on Common Core. He has seen the results of it emerge and does not support it. It was in place when he took office and was heavily endorsed by the state’s secretary of education. Walker is not an educator and would not have had test results and studies available showing the results of Common Core then, which evolve over time. The more people, including Walker, have learned about it, the more they don’t support it. In addition to not being an educator, Walker is also not clairvoyant. He had no more way to know what a flop it is than any other governor or any person not intimately involved in its creation did or could know.

      By leaving it to school districts to decide, parents have more of a say in their children’s education rather than it being dictated by the government. Further, his solution allowed them to keep federal funds, taxes which the citizenry of WI paid just like the rest of us do. Until the whole country or nearly the whole country is ready to repeal it, any governor who does it at the state level is robbing the citizens of that state of the funding they’ve paid into.

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  10. JustSomeInputFromAz says:

    “He could unite the rebel alliance…”

    Saw it hear from another poster weeks back: “Luke Scott Walker”.

    His Wisconsin exploits are telling, he is clean as a whistle in terms of prior scandal. If Anything could be drudged up it would already have been.
    He got Wisconsin back on a path to fiscal solvency, probably the one thing most here could agree needs to happen at the Federal level.
    And he scare’s the Left so much we had the John Chisholm (over zealous leftist DA)+bad RICO/John Doe law+bad campaign finance law SWAT incidents (still runs my spine cold).

    I truly hope it is possible to unite the “rebel alliance”. The Left has formed the unholiest of alliances and has been very effective.

    My fear is the “rebel alliance” can’t ever all agree on anything more than George Washington was a Hero. Too many side issues. My two are: Need to STOP the communist tendencies (Middle Class pays for everyone) and need to STOP the Crony Capitalism crap of the big corps. The recent Tom Wheeler “expansion” of “Lifeline” has two winners: those that know how to scam Guberrmint programs and the ISP providers. Those of us paying our Internet bills get the BILL.

    BR, sorry if long winded, off to compose a letter to my three meatheads in the Congress……

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    • Kitty Smith says:

      One of the reason the left has succeed so much is because they are pretty well united and will not speak ill of each other publicly, or only when the matter is unavoidable and egregiously bad. Even then, they just brusquely express disagreement then change the subject.

      The right is a different story. Nobody can shoot themselves in the foot like we can. Our elected people will throw each other under the bus in a heartbeat to win favor with the press. They never stand up for each other, praise each other, nothing. When people don’t get exactly who they want as a candidate or their pet issue addressed to their complete satisfaction, they stay home, and/or bitch incessantly and demean the candidate, thereby diminishing our chances of winning.

      The right will never learn that “my way or the highway” is the road to NOWHERE, USA.

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  11. Josie says:

    Based on Walker’s behavior in the face of great opposition and tumult in Wisconsin gives me confidence he cannot be bought and will not cower. He’s the only one with that as a track record. I value it highly. I think he is a Wolverine.

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  12. bitterclinger says:

    I’m not ready to forget that Walker’s BFFs are none other than Reice Priebus and Paul Ryan. Walker is a RINO at heart when it comes to amnesty and commie core. He only changed positions when it made a presidential victory untenable.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I’m one who really doesn’t believe that. I think you have to change your mind when you get more facts.

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    • Kitty Smith says:

      Do as you like, but you don’t know what you’re talking about. You need to do more homework, and not the Common Core kind.

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    • PatriotUSA says:

      I think you are wrong. Time will tell and the facts of how he has governed in Wisconsin already disprove that he is RINO/Decepticon ilk. I have been a Walker person since he came on the scene. The progs/red diaper babies hated him back then and now they FEAR him. I love it when you can smell the fear in the air. Like gunpowder early in the morning. My kind of aromatherapy!

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  13. Josie says:

    I look forward to the headline in 2016…..How unions and communists elected Scott Walker as President of the United States. His first act as President was to rescind President Kennedy’s executive order that allowed government unions. The United States is a right to work nation. The entire nation exhaled.

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  14. Dean says:

    You have to look at how he handled spending in Wisconsin. “Oh no!” Said the Dems and media folks. “we got a $3.5 billion deficit.” Walker’s two year budget for that spending projection was $536 million. The compromised budget was $636 million. Two years later, The Dems are complaining about a $2 billion deficit. Notice how the expectations got lowered there? The $2 billion and even the $3.5 billion was a wish list. If he gets in, expect actual reductions in Federal spending and lower tax rates. I can overlook other things he likes or favored at one time. We can’t keep putting a bandage on spending. We need to cut spending drastically.

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  15. deqwik2 says:

    I was listening to something the other day saying that if Walker takes the nomination, we may see Rubio as his running mate. They discussed how JFK took LBJ as his to win the state of Texas & a couple more that I don’t remember. They were saying Rubio would help pull Florida for Walker & also could help with the Hispanic voters. Rubio must have been given some inside promise to give up his Senate seat. I just can’t see him walking away from DC if he doesn’t get the nomination.

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  16. OP says:

    Love Scott Walker his years of experience are vital, however I like Carly too, these two could present a hell of a ticket.

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