- He’s not standing behind a podium with a teleprompter.
- He had his sleeves rolled up.
Why are these two things important? Because it shows that Scott Walker means business. His message wasn’t just another speech. He was saying, “I’m here. I’m ready to lead. I’m ready to do the necessary work.”
By coming out with rolled up sleeves and no suit jacket, he looked approachable. He looked like the kind of guy you want to sit down and have a beer with.
When I initially saw Gov. Walker at the RNC meeting in San Diego last month, I thought he was a powerful speaker with important topics and an even greater message. Since that initial speech, he has grown as a speaker. He’s now more engaging. He knows how to work the crowd, how to speak to our hearts.
“There’s a reason we celebrate July 4th and not April 15th. It’s because we celebrate our independence from the government, not our dependence on the government!”
If nothing else, that was the most powerful line in his 20-minute speech.
As time goes on, I anticipate Gov. Walker becoming an even more engaging speaker. And for the first time in my life, I’m genuinely excited about a presidential election and a presidential candidate.
This, America, is who I believe will be my generation’s version of Reagan.
Mark my words.