USA: Scott Walker Republican candidate for the presidential

Lors du «Freedom Summit» à Des Moines, dans l'Iowa en janvier dernier.

“Freedom Summit” in Des Moines, Iowa in January Photo credit:. JIM YOUNG / REUTERS

The governor of Wisconsin, very opposed to unions, heels Jeb Bush in the polls, hitherto held favorite in the race for the nomination in the Republican Party.


“I am a candidate for the US presidential election to fight and win for the American people. ” On Monday, Scott Walker ended the suspense by engaging in the race for the Republican Party primary to conquer the US Supreme inauguration. Governor of the State of Wisconsin in January 2011, the 47-year candidate won in the Republican Party because of its ferocity deal with unions. A bias that attracts him favor with party bosses and that could allow it to achieve a broad majority facing the fourteen other candidates for the primary, Jeb Bush and Donald Trump topped the list.

to convince, the last candidate declared elected a clincher as governor, he knows govern. For the dynamic forties and already has the tough side of the Atlantic. By 2012, he had distinguished himself by drastically reducing the power of public service unions in Wisconsin. Backed by the conservative “Tea Party” Scott Walker is then brought into heroes within his party in 2014 and re-elected at the head of Wisconsin historically Democratic state. Better, then Scott Walker wins the election petition imposed by his opponents and to remove him from his term in 2012. His victory gives him a real legitimacy domestically.

“Without sacrificing our principles, we won three elections in a democratic state. We did it by showing leadership. Today we must do the same for America, “said Scott Walker in his first campaign video on shortly after a message posted on Twitter.

A serious candidate primary

However, beyond the most conservative wing of the party, Scott Walker, which is the first candidate in the presidential election could combine the necessary qualities to gather well beyond his camp in 2016. As for the son of an accountant and a Baptist minister, no way to make use of provocative formulations or taken too cleavages positions. Watchword for this devout Protestant, according to New York Times , the fight against the unions is the economy that claims the right to religion is very conservative Tea Party. For the ultra liberal politician therefore be syndicated, is to blaspheme the sacrosanct “laissez-faire” American.

His political convictions? Pro-gun measures, restriction of resources granted to abortion clinics, withdrawal of public funding to family planning centers obligation to present an identity card for voting (measures of intimidation against vulnerable voters depending Democrats) and removal of compulsory union membership in certain companies. It also assumes the positions more conservative, particularly on immigration, now rejecting mass regularization.

Last February, the warm welcome he received at the annual conference of conservatives near Washington gives it a real ease despite popularity still below those of Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton. “Journalists do not always know that as governor, the FBI is giving me reports on current threats,” said Scott Walker then to demonstrate his knowledge to activists on national security issues, before giving a lesson in leadership Barack Obama: “If I can defy 100,000 demonstrators, I can do the same all over the world,” he then assured by evoking his victory against the unions in 2012. The Democratic Party then carries a mockery comparison between officials on strike and jihadist Islamic State group, without destabilizing the grantee to the Supreme candidacy.

Proof is there today heels Jeb Bush in the voting intentions of Republicans, 13 other candidates before the primaries. The ten best position will end on August 6 for the first televised debate of the campaign on Fox News; primary will start early 2016.

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