Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Scott Walker Three-Peat Victory Speech (Video)

Thank God, Scott Walker gave the victory speech last night and not Mary Burke. Thank God!

Speaking of God, Walker started his speech by thanking God. Then, he thanked the "men and women in uniform and all the veterans who proudly served our country."

Of course, he thanked his wife, Tonette, and his sons, Matt and Alex, and other family members.

Walker thanked Rebecca Kleefisch, the lieutenant governor, and her family.

He thanked all the campaign workers and the voters.

He had kind and very respectful words for Mary Burke. (She was not nearly as gracious to him in her concession speech. Burke didn't handle her loss with grace. No surprise there, but it's unfortunate.)

Then, Walker talked about how much work we still have to do.

He mentioned how the Big Government special interests failed in this election, and over the past few years in this state, to convince the people of Wisconsin to be "against something." The unions couldn't deliver. They failed in the recall and they failed in their effort to elect Mary Burke.

Fail, fail, fail. Three times: FAIL.

Walker talked about big ideas in his speech, rather than specifics for Wisconsin's future.

It did sound like Walker was addressing a national audience. Of course, he was.

That's fitting given that Obama and Big Labor declared Walker's defeat to be their most treasured prize. They put our gubernatorial race in the national spotlight.

Walker did quickly run through his accomplishments and successes in Wisconsin over the past four years, but this speech focused on bigger stuff.

He declared himself to be an optimist. He talked about the American Dream and the Fourth of July.

Walker ended with, "In America, we celebrate our independence from the government, not our dependence on it."

It seemed like he referred to "America" as many times as "Wisconsin," maybe more.

Was this the beginning of a presidential run?

The speech certainly sounded like more than just an address to Wisconsinites. But, the races in Wisconsin, the recall and this election, have been more of a national thing. Walker didn't choose the recall nightmare and all the ensuing insanity.

The Democrats and the unions turned Walker into a national figure. He's the first and the only sitting governor to survive a recall in American history.

It makes sense that his speech would include statements about conservative principles relevant to Americans outside of Wisconsin.

As a whole, the 2014 election was about the repudiation of the direction Obama and the Democrats have taken us. The country rejected Leftist policies, not just Wisconsinites.

Here's video of Walker's election night speech:

No comments: