Scott Walker on war with radical Islam

Scott Walker Woos South Carolina G.O.P. With Tough Talk on Terror

Nick Corasaniti, The New York Times

“National security is something you hear about,” Mr. Walker said. “Safety is something you feel.” He framed the debate in personal terms, describing a fear that “it is not a matter of if” but when another “attempt is made on American soil.” And then he launched into the line that got him his biggest standing ovation of the day: “I want a leader who is willing to take the fight to them before they take the fight to us.”

Walker Shines in New Hampshire

STEPHEN F. HAYES, The Weekly Standard

“Washington is 68 square miles surrounded by reality,” he said, adapting a popular conservative appraisal of Madison. Walker expanded the stump speech he had given in Iowa back in January, a coming out party of sorts, that propelled him to co-frontrunner status in national and early-state polling. The new content made clear that Walker is a hawk and that in a Walker presidency the United States would not only reengage with the world but would project its power without reservation. He called the war on radical Islam and “generational” war and scorched Barack Obama for his ambivalence on the threat. “We’re going to bring the fight to them and fight on their soil and not ours."