The plaudits for Scott Walker continue to roll in.
Appearing on a Fox News special on the 2016 race, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said that the Wisconsin governor “has the attributes you’d want” in a candidate for president in 2016.
The conservative commentator told Fox News’ Bret Baier that Walker is battle-tested, having taken on the unions and won three gubernatorial elections in four years, adding that everything he’s done so far has “rocketed him” to frontrunner status.
KRAUTHAMMER: “[Walker] has the attributes you’d want for this kind of race. He has appeal to the Tea Party. He has appeal to the more establishment Republicans. We’re not talking about a senator, we’re not talking about somebody who makes speeches. He’s been a governor. He did something really important: he took on the unions. He did it at very high risk, high costs. He won three elections himself, he won two others which were indirectly about him, a recall election and state Supreme Court election. He won five elections against all the union money in the country. So, he shows he can win. He shows he can govern, he shows he can handle hard issues, and now people are looking at him to see what kind of candidate, how he presents himself. He gave a good speech in Iowa, and that, I think, has sort of rocketed him out of the mass.”