Gov. Walker: Governors Make Much Better Presidents than Members of Congress
Gov. Scott Walker: Governors Make Much Better Presidents than Members of Congress (RealClearPolitics)
CHUCK TODD, MEET THE PRESS: I've got to ask you about 2016. You made a pledge in October that you were going to serve all four years. Does that pledge still hold?
GOV. SCOTT WALKER (R-Wis.): I said my plan was for four years. I've got a plan to keep going for the next four years. But, you know, certainly I care deeply about not only my state, but my country. We'll see what the future holds.
CHUCK TODD: Do you defer to Paul Ryan?
SCOTT WALKER: I love Paul Ryan. I've said many times before I'd be the president of Paul Ryan fan club. But I do think if we're going to beat Hillary Clinton in this next election, we've got to have a message that says, "Hillary Clinton is all about Washington." I think in many ways, she was the big loser on Tuesday because she embodies everything that's wrong with Washington.
We offer a fresh approach. Any of us, now 31 governors across the country have the executive experience from outside of Washington to provide a much better alternative to the old, tired, top-down approach you see out of Washington D.C. We need something fresh, organic, from the bottom up. And that's what you get in the states.
CHUCK TODD: You're not deferring to Paul Ryan, then? It sounds like you believe a governor, not a member of Congress should be the Republican nominee?
SCOTT WALKER: Paul Ryan may be the only exception to that rule. But overall, I think governors make much better presidents than members of Congress.