'Governors Make Better Presidents': Governor (Walker)

Ahem, Paul Ryan
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2014 1:18 PM CST
Updated Nov 9, 2014 1:19 PM CST
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker waves after speaking Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in West Allis, Wis. Walker defeated Democratic gubernatorial challenger Mary Burke.   (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

(Newser) – For the special few among us who were breathlessly awaiting the 2014 election so that we could get down to seriously speculating about the presidential election that is now two years away, well, Scott Walker has you covered. The newly re-elected Wisconsin governor is seriously flirting with a run for the White House, and he's not shy about it, reports Politico. Asked whether he'd bow out if fellow Wisconsinite Paul Ryan sought the Oval Office, Walker responded that "governors make much better presidents than members of Congress. I love Paul Ryan. I’ve said many times before I’ll be the president of the Paul Ryan fan club, but I do think if we’re going to beat Hillary Clinton in this next election, we’re going to have a message that says Hillary Clinton is all about Washington."

Walker said governors combine "executive experience from outside of Washington" with a "fresh approach," concluding "we need something fresh, organic from the bottom up—and that’s what you get in the states." More from today's Sunday dial:

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