Scott Walker: Hillary Clinton ‘Embodies All The Things We Think Of Washington’ [VIDEO]

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Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said that potential Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s greatest weakness was that she “embodies all the things we think of Washington.” (VIDEO: Scott Walker: Obama’s Gone From ‘Audacity Of Hope’ To ‘Audacity Of The Power Grab’)

GUEST HOST MARTHA RADDATZ: The Republican nominee could be in a race against Hillary Clinton. Let’s just say it’s you. What would you say to Hillary Clinton? What is the best case against Hillary Clinton?

WALKER: Well, I think the biggest thing I hear from Americans applies in the primary and the general, if I were a candidate, if I ultimately had earned the nomination. And that is, I think people want to look to the future. They don’t want to go back in time. They don’t want to repeat what we had in the past. We need a candidate not of the 20th century, but of the 21st century. Ironically, that’s what her husband brought to the table in 1992 when he picked Al Gore.

RADDATZ: What marks the difference between those two candidates?

WALKER: I think there’s a clear difference. I think former Secretary of State Clinton embodies all the things we think of Washington. She lives here, she worked here, she’s part of the Washington structure for years, not just as a Democrat but across the spectrum. I think Washington represents the top-down, government-knows-best, go-along-to-get-along mentality.

I think Americans overwhelmingly want fresh, new ideas that build the economy from the ground up. They want to put the power back in the hands of the people, not just at the state and local level, but of individual Americans. I don’t think they want government telling them what to do. And that’s what I’ve been advocating for a long time.

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