GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The field of Presidential hopefuls is growing. Hillary Clinton joined the race over the weekend and an announcement is expected today from Senator Marco Rubio.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is also expected in the field of GOP candidates. But, he has yet to make it official.
That is not keeping his name out of the political spotlight. Governor Walker took to Twitter to criticize Hillary Clinton.
Much of this presidential campaign will play out on social media. It is an instant way to connect with voters but, it is giving some people an instant dislike for an election still 19 months away.
According to Lance Kelley, American Government Instructor at NWTC “The typical phone call, is still there, we will get plenty of them, but it is more than that now”.
Some voters say the constant political chatter on social media takes the excitement out of election season.
“In today’s world you hear about things that are going to happen, months ahead of time” says voter Ron Metzler.
But, that is not stopping other voters from celebrating Clinton’s announcement.
“Because I am a lady and i would like to see a lady in office” says another voter, Edquena Davis.
Kelley says Clinton is trying to re-brand herself ” A little softer, family approach. She is a grandmother now so I think she is trying a different approach from 2008″.
Governor Scott Walker responded to the Clinton announcement with a flurry of tweets. One says “@HillaryClinton has the same Washington-knows-best mentality people around the country are looking to move beyond”.
According to Kelley “We hear politicians, new people getting into politics, they want to change it. Especially DC, which is really hard to change even though you have great ideas and great projects it is really hard to change the system”.
Governor Walker has yet to make a formal announcement. Instead he is using social media as a tool to build support and raise money.
“I hope that he does go for it. I think he would be a great asset to all of the teams out there” says Barb Strutz.
But, with 574 days until the election other voters just want to enjoy the spring weather with no talk of politics.
“Just as an average person it takes too long, I do not know if they keep our interest” Metzler says.
Governor Walker is currently on a trade mission to Germany. It is one of several recent overseas visits.
Political experts say he is beefing up his resume when it comes to foreign affairs.