Scott Walker Expresses ‘Frustration’ With Romney Campaign

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) on Friday expressed “frustration” with how Mitt Romney’s campaign has operated since the early-August addition of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to the Republican ticket.  

In an interview with a local radio station, Walker said the Romney campaign needs to use his fellow Wisconsinite “more effectively” on the campaign trail.

“I thought [picking Ryan] was a signal that [Romney] was getting serious, he’s getting bold, it’s not necessarily even a frustration over the way Paul Ryan’s been used but rather in the larger context. I just haven’t seen that kind of passion I know Paul has transferred over to our nominee, and I think it’s a little bit of push-back from the folks in the national campaign. But I think for him to win he’s gotta [do] that.

“They not only need to use [Ryan] out on the trail more effectively, they need to have more of him rub off on Mitt because I think Mitt thinks that way but he’s gotta be able to articulate that…I think too many people are restraining him from telling [his vision].”

H/T Politico 

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