Governor Walker Running for President
Posted: July 17, 2015
I should be pleased that our governor is running for President of the United States of America - but I am not. I remember when Tommy Thompson put his hat in the ring for the nation's highest office and I was excited that someone from the Badger State was in the presidential political mix. But with Scott Walker, I have not been really thrilled with the whole process.
First of all, I think that my personal contact with Governor Walker has tainted my outlook. I met him at the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport about two years ago and was put off by his obvious disdain for the media. I also believe that the entire biennium budget process would not have gone past its deadline if Governor Walker were paying more attention to what happens in his home state rather than traversing the country before making his presidential campaign announcement this past Monday.
I also find it difficult to believe that someone who never graduated from college could become our next president. I realize that Governor Walker left Marquette University to start his family, but it seems to me that plenty of time went by that he could have been spent finishing his degree.
I am also at odds with Governor Walker's dislike of ObamaCare. I had first-hand experience with the insurance companies after I broke my ankle last November. If I did not have health insurance, I would have had to spend more than $40,000 in health care costs. Instead, I will end up paying about $2,500. To be honest, I probably would have ended up in the bankruptcy section of this newsletter since I don't have that kind of money.
Lastly, Scott Walker is a professional politician whose main ambition was to run for President. I am not a big fan of politicians who don't have any business experience and have only been public figures since they became adults.
I am sure some of you disagree with my opinion about Scott Walker. And I respect your opinion. I just wish I was more excited that he is running for President.
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