Gov. Walker launches "Unintimidated" book tour

Gov. Walker launches "Unintimidated" book tour

What does this book means for his future political endeavors?
GREEN BAY, Wis.--Governor Scott Walker is making national headlines this week as he launches his book tour.

He passed a historic anti-union legislation that divided the state and is the only governor to survive a recall—now he’s writing about it. 

 “It’s really a discussion of our reforms, where they originated from, what was involved with them, what was the process and some of the inside behind the scenes of what we did," said Walker.

Walker’s book “Uninitiated, A Governor’s Story and Nation’s challenge,” is a co-authored memoir about passing Act 10.

“It will give people a new fresh perspective as to where the idea of where these reforms came from and how we saw the implemented," he said.

In his 255 page book, the Governor boasts saving the state $2.7 million dollars by limiting collective bargaining powers for unions.  But is the Governor’s book more than just an anecdote of what happened?

Charley Jacobs, an Associate Political Professor at St. Norbert’s College Political Science Professor, said, “This is a vehicle for him to work the press and gain some national name recognition and at least put himself in play for the primaries.”

And he’s taking his message to the national level. On CBS’ This Morning Governor Walker talked about why he thinks a successful governor would make a strong candidate for President.

"A proven successful reformer in the states would go a long way not just towards winning but more importantly towards governing.”

But the one thing he didn’t talk about was the unions.

“If you don’t have solutions to the growing disparity and income distribution in the United States and you pile onto the unions you might want to be perceived as anti-worker and pro-business in a way that turns off voters," said Jacobs.

If winning the presidential ticket is what Governor Walker is after than Jacobs says he has to show he’s more than just a politician. 

“You have to capture people and their imagination about who you are and who you could be as President and that goes beyond policy," he said.


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