Gov. Scott Walker: A Warrior for Conservative Principles
Gov. Scott Walker
photo: Beth Baumann

I’ve always been a fan of Gov. Scott Walker. He took on the public sector unions and won. He went through three elections in four years. And he won. He reformed the requirements for individuals seeking welfare and improved Wisconsin schools by holding teachers accountable.

I have a deep connection to Wisconsin. My mom is from Wisconsin and her family still live there. In a lot of ways, I’m more proud of my connection to Wisconsin than I am to my connection to California, and I was born and raised in California.

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When I look at the way Gov. Walker has saved Wisconsin from the destructive path the state was on, I can’t help but beam with pride. To take a deeply blue state and turn it red is one thing. To turn a struggling state into a prosperous state is a whole other ballpark.

Walker is my choice for 2016.

After hearing him speak last night at the RNC Winter Meeting, my choice – and my vote, should he run – was solidified.

His Warrior-like spirit is exactly what the GOP needs. When he addressed the need for a leader who fights for conservative principles, it became evident that he can be that leader. He is that leader.

When he spoke of Hillary Clinton and the 2014 election cycle, the crowd roared.

“The reason that Hillary Clinton was a big loser is that she embodies Washington, she lives in Washington. You look at everything people dislike about Washington, she embodies it,” Walker said.

He referenced Clinton’s long stay in Washington between her husband’s presidency, her time in the Senate and in the Obama Administration’s cabinet.

Thinking about it…he’s right. Hillary Clinton does embody what each of us “normal” people hate about Washington – the people who go there and never leave. The establishment sets up shop and continually dictates the lives of everyone outside the beltway, yet they never see how their policies impact the average working American.

Beth Baumann

Beth Baumann is a California native, who grew up with an interest in politics from a young age. Beth attended Northern Arizona University, where she was a member of the NAU Conservatives, an activist organization dedicating to spreading conservative ideals. She also founded the NAU chapter of Young Americans for Liberty, took part in the Flagstaff Smart Girl Politics chapter and helped a local conservative run for Flagstaff City Council. Beth has received national attention due to the First Amendment restrictions on her college campus. She defended her Freedom of Speech when she was ridiculed for handing out flags in remembrance of 9/11. Although she faced misconduct charges, up to and including expulsion, she stood by her Constitutional rights and beliefs. With the help of the Leadership Institute and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), she was eventually exonerated of all charges. During her tenure, she was copy editor for the newspaper, marketing director and film festival director for the campus TV station, and news correspondent for political talk radio. Beth was the Communications Assistant at The American Conservative Union, where she helped with planning and executing different aspects of CPAC 2014, including social media, media strategy and crisis management. Beth works at a well established public relations firm in Southern California. Her work has been featured in The Daily Caller, The Washington Times, World Net Daily and Human Events. Follow Beth on Twitter: @eb454

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