Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks to supporters in New Hampshire as he considers a presidential run. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker visited New Hampshire on Saturday to speak to supporters as he ponders a presidential run. The republican governor criticized President Obama's leadership on issues ranging from the economy to his handling of Islamic State. Scott Walker's early surge in the jockeying for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination reflects the belief by conservatives that he is truly one of their own and has a track record to show for it. Walker's star appeal was recently on display at the Conservative Political Action Conference, a four-day gathering of conservative activists outside Washington. In a surprising show of strength, he came in second in the CPAC straw poll with 21.4 percent of the votes from the 3,007 people who cast ballots. He was behind only Kentucky Senator Rand Paul at 25.7 percent. Walker may be benefiting as the potential alternative for conservatives to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, whose moderate record has made him the party establishment candidate but who has alarmed many grassroots activists on the right.