Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says Mitt Romney must “parallel what we did” in Wisconsin in order to capture the state's 10 Electoral College delegates in November.
Walker handily won the recall battle over his Democratic opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, 54 percent to 46 percent. His triumph marked the first time a sitting governor has survived a recall attempt.
Walker’s victory has triggered intense scrutiny from the national political press, because of its national implications. Wisconsin has landed in the blue column in every presidential election since 1984. Most analysts do not envision a likely path for President Barack Obama to garner the 270 Electoral College votes he needs to win re-election, minus a Democratic victory in Wisconsin this fall.
In an exclusive Newsmax interview, Walker says that Romney needs to learn from the recall outcome and not shy away from offering bold solutions.
“He’s got to come out and talk about what he’s going do to tackle the tough issues in Washington,” Walker says. “If he can do that, I think there’s a fair amount of respect not just from Republicans and conservatives, but even from independents and even from discerning Democrats, who when we talk about fiscal issues, they understand that we can’t sustain this. And it’s even more true at the federal level."
Walker stressed a long-term view for the former Massachusetts governor: “If the governor comes out as someone who is willing to tackle those tough issues, and not worry about the next election but worry about the next generation, I think he’ll do well."
See the excerpt from the exclusive Newsmax interview with Scott Walker:
See the full Newsmax interview — Walker Urges Romney to Define What He Stands for and Win
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