May 6, 201309:01 AMVan Lines
with Joe Vanden Plas
Is Walker taking his eye off the ball?
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Perhaps the governor, having survived a recall attempt, believes his re-election is virtually assured, but the difficulties at the WEDC are raising questions of competency. Since Mr. Walker is not going to come close to reaching his goal of 250,000 new jobs in four years – something former governor Tommy Thompson achieved during his first term – he can expect his Democratic Party opponent to link this disappointment to the continuing problems at the state’s primary economic development agency.
I once praised Walker for what I thought was a singular focus on economic development, but I stand corrected. It would appear he’s not focused enough, so perhaps it’s time for him to forget about the presidential talk, put that book project on hold, and focus on the task at hand.
To national Republicans, he might be a rock star, but the people of Wisconsin might decide it’s fine for him to run for president – as the former one-term governor of Wisconsin.
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