Ahead of Ted Cruz’s presidential announcement Monday, Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin contended American voters seek a “new fresh face” to enter the White House when President Obama’s term ends in January 2017.
“I think for Republican voters and Americans, generally, it’s great to have many excellent choices. What I hear when I travel this country is three simple things. Voters tell me overwhelmingly they want a new fresh face,” he said, continuing:
If we’re going to take on someone from the past in former Secretary of State Clinton, we need a face for the future. Secondly they say we need someone with big, bold ideas from outside of Washington. And third, the most important thing I keep hearing over and over again is they want someone with a proven track record, they want someone who doesn’t just talk about it but someone who’s actually done it.
Walker, who was giving the interview from Florida, hinted about getting into the race himself.
“And that’s why I think there’s incredible interest about the possibility of us getting in the race,” Walker said. “If there are others out there, so much the better to have many great choices out there, but I think being a governor with a proven record is certainly something voters are looking at very closely.”
A RealClearPolitics average of polls for the 2016 Republican nomination shows the Wisconsin governor way ahead of the junior senator from Texas. Walker is tied for the lead with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 16.6 percent, while Cruz is eighth with 4.6 percent.
h/t: The Daily Caller
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