Scott Walker: GOP Can’t Win Referendum on Obama
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who survived last week’s recall election, said presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney won’t beat President Obama unless he offers “bold” ideas.
“I don’t think we win if it’s just about a referendum on Barack Obama,” Walker said on “Face the Nation.” “I think people like [Wisconsin Rep.] Paul Ryan and others hope that he goes big and bold.” Walker said.
Walker also offered advice for Romney, saying that “Governor Romney has a shot if the ‘R’ doesn’t stand for Republican, but reformer,” Walker said.
However, the Wisconsin governor disagreed with a recent statement made by presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney that Wisconsin voters opposed to “big government” reject the hiring of more teachers, police officers and firefighters.
“I know in my state our reform allowed us to protect firefighters, police officers and teachers; that’s not what I think when I think of big government,” said Walker on “Face the Nation.”
Walker was responding to a statement Romney made on Friday, in which the GOP presidential challenger said President Obama “wants to add more to government. He wants another stimulus, he wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more firemen, more policeman, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin?”