CPAC: Scott Walker Hits it Out Of The Park

Vaden Chandler By Vaden Chandler, 3rd Mar 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This is an article about the strong showing that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker had at the 2015 CPAC Conference.

Presidential Politics

Although Rand Paul won the 2015 CPAC Conference straw poll, the biggest surprise of the results can be found in the fact that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker came in a close second.

Walker delivered his message and most of the crowd responded with thunderous applause and would often give him a standing ovation. Although Paul may have won the poll with close to 26% of the vote, Walker got a very close second with nearly 22% throwing their support his way.

The strong showing by Governor Walker is fairly telling of who the conservative electorate is getting excited about. Walker did have some support there, but for the most part he did not really prepare for a strong showing at this year's CPAC. When you consider the fact that many of the candidates there made a concerted effort to make a strong showing, it makes Walker's performance even more impressive. Rand Paul is very good galvanizing his base, which like his father is the youth vote. Jeb Bush, who is considered an unpopular choice by many conservatives, even went so far as to bus in supporters.

Scott Walker is anything but a coward. He is a survivor to the nth degree. If you will remember correctly, he actually was embroiled in a very bitter recount election last year in Wisconsin. He not only came out of it unscathed, but he earned the trust and respect of many of his conservative colleagues.

So who would conservatives want to face off against the Democratic challenger, which will more than likely be Hillary Clinton? Rand Paul would possibly be a good choice, but in some circles he is seen as being soft on terrorism. Chris Christie could have a shot, but he is seen as very brash. Could the candidate needed to beat Hillary be Walker? It could be possible.

Could Walker's strong showing this year be a harbinger of things to come? Quite possibly. He could easily become a formidable force, possibly even on a path to the Republican nomination in 2016.


2016 Presidential Election, Conservative, Cpac, Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul, Scott Walker

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I have been writing professionally for two years now. I have also done academic writing for my Bachelor's degree and my Master's degree.

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