Conservatives who want a “reformer with results” resume to run for President of the United States in 2016 should be praying that Scott Walker gets reelected this year. The Wisconsin Republican governor is in his third tough campaign for the state’s top office in four years, having initially won the office in 2010 and then surviving a recall effort in 2012. If Walker wins again in November, expect to see him become the dark horse candidate to win the GOP nomination.
But first Walker has to win reelection. And that’s no guarantee.
Robert Costa of the Washington Post has an interesting analysis of Walker’s main problem this time around: Falling 150,000 jobs short of his 2010 pledge to create 250,000 jobs in Wisconsin during his first term.
"Obama has emerged," says New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, "as one of the most consequential and, yes, successful presidents in American history."
At this point, the most salient question regarding Krugman shouldn't be what he thinks about any particular issue, but why anyone continues to pay him attention. Sure, the man possesses a Nobel prize, but so do such moral and intellectual titans as Yasser Arafat, Al Gore, Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter.
Just one week ago, Bret Stephens of The Wall Street Journal helpfully highlighted some of Krugman's more…
"Louisville, KY - Barack Obama lost Kentucky in 2012 by 23 points, yet the state remains closely divided about re-electing the man whose parliamentary skills uniquely qualify him to restrain Obama's executive overreach. So, Kentucky's Senate contest is a constitutional moment that will determine whether the separation of powers will be reasserted by a Congress revitalized by restoration of the Senate…[more]