Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has taken some criticism by the liberal elites for not completing his undergraduate college degree. Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean questioned Walker’s education and competency on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on February 12:
Scott Walker, were he to become president, would be the first president in many generations who did not have a college degree…The issue is, how well educated is this guy? And that’s a problem.
Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly asked the potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate for his response to these complaints about his lack of a degree. Walker, who left Marquette University in his senior year to work full-time for the American Red Cross, laughed at Governor Dean’s insulting remarks:
I said it’s interesting, that’s kind of the elitist government-knows-best top-down approach from Washington we’ve heard from years. I don’t know about you, Megyn, but we’ve had an Ivy League-trained lawyer in the White House for the last six years, who was pretty good at reading off the teleprompter, but done a pretty lousy job leading this country. I’d rather have a fighter who’s actually proven he can take on the Big Government special interests and win.
Walker mentioned that many people have achieved success without a college degree.
I think there’s a lot of Americans out there that scratch their head and say, we have people who help found Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, plenty of other successful businesses and enterprises across this country that did the exactly same sort of thing I did – have an opportunity to start a career, an opportunity to start a business senior year of college and went out and did it.
The Wisconsin governor told The Kelly File host that he and his wife value higher education, but it’s not a necessity for success.
I have two kids in college, I hope they finish, I expect that. My wife and I are helping to fund their pathway along with the hard work they put in. So we value college for those who pursue that career; but in the end, you don’t have to have that to be successful, like many Americans have over the years.
Governor Walker has garnered 24 percent of the Iowa voters in a new poll, ahead of tied second place contenders Jeb Bush and Senator Rand Paul.
h/t: Weekly Standard
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