This is pretty amusing when you think about it. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is bragging about his new-found political capital (or as I like to call it, surviving), thinks he’s some kind of celebrity (more like infamous), and sees himself as the GOP go-to guy. In other words, he’s ready for his close-up, Mr. DeMille, possibly in 2016, or even as Willard Romney’s running mate.
“A wise governor told me a long time ago, political capital you don’t get more of by keeping it. You get it by using it,” Walker told POLITICO this week.
The Wisconsin governor, who does not rule out running for president in 2016 after winning his June recall election, wants to help elect as many GOP candidates as possible in 2012. He’s told Mitt Romney’s campaign that he will travel anywhere the governor thinks he can help. [...]
“I’d like now and into the future to play a bigger role not only in Wisconsin and the Midwest, but nationally,” he said. “I’d like to have an impact.”
Oh, you’ve already had an impact, Scotty. A big one. And by big I mean negative.
Lookee here how proud he is! Why, he’s practically bursting!
“Certainly political capital-slash-celebrity attention, whatever you want to call it, certainly is part of the reason why I’ve been reaching out to CEOs,” he said. “There’s a lot of folks who probably would have taken a call from me before but are even more inclined now and are interested in what we’re doing because of all the attention.”
“In a time when people are hungry for real and authentic people to lead, Gov. Walker is the poster child for such a person,” Priebus said in an interview. “It resonates all through the Midwest.”
And by “real and authentic” he meant “dishonest and corrupt.”
Walker spent a fun Sunday after the recall out on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.