In a variety of post-election interviews, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was asked, “What’s your advice to Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney?” Walker’s advice was, "First of all -- first of all I want to -- I want to thank God for his abundant grace." and then in so many words, “Stand for conservative principles.”
Amen, Amen and Amen again!
What Walker said to Newsmax was particularly compelling political advice for the GOP's soon-to-be-official nominee, “If he [Romney] lays a clear contrast out there, there are plenty of voters -- whether they believe they are Republicans or not -- there are plenty of voters who share that belief, who understand really the path we’re on is unsustainable at the federal level. And I think Gov. Romney, if he has a clear, aggressive, and repetitive message, can be competitive [in Wisconsin].”
However, said Walker, “You can’t do that if your definition of government is more government dependency, if it’s more government spending, if it’s higher taxes.”
Governor Walker went on to say that, “This [election] is really about putting more of the freedoms that are endowed by our Creator, defined by our Constitution, and defended every single day by the men and women in uniform of this great country, those are things that Gov. Romney should be standing up and very clearly, firmly defining that he’s going to stand for…”
In a few brief sentences, Scott Walker nailed Tea Party and conservative concerns with the Romney campaign, which are that Romney’s governing instinct is toward more government and more spending, rather than toward the principled small government constitutional conservatism that propelled Scott Walker to win election twice in his first term.
It is too bad Scott Walker is otherwise occupied with his duties as Governor of Wisconsin. Mitt Romney could save a lot of money and assure his own election as President if he were to fire all the establishment Republicans and inside-the-Beltway types who have been advising him and just hire Walker to craft his campaign message -- and then join him at the White House to make sure he follows through and delivers conservative government once he is elected.