Walker On 2016: ‘I Wouldn’t Bet Against Me On Anything’


Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) would not reveal the odds of him running for president in 2016 on Sunday, but he suggested that he would be an excellent candidate.

“After three elections for governor in four years in a state that hasn’t gone Republican since 1984 for president, I wouldn’t bet against me on anything,” Walker said on ABC’s “This Week,” when host Martha Raddatz asked how likely it is that he will run in 2016.

Walker’s remarks came after the release of a new Iowa poll that shows him leading his GOP rivals among Iowa voters in a hypothetical 2016 primary.

Walker told Raddatz that “people want people to lead.”

“They don’t need to agree with you 100 percent of the time on every issue, but they are so sick and tired of politicians in both parties, particularly in Washington, who say one thing on the campaign trail and do something else,” he said. “I think those 100,000 protesters four years ago who came in and around our capitol showed, if we think we’re doing the right thing for the people, it doesn’t matter what the intimidation factor is. We’ll stand up and stand up for them.”