Former Governor Tommy Thompson says he hopes Scott Walker runs for president

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Tommy Thompson

MADISON (AP) — Former Gov. Tommy Thompson says now is the time for Gov. Scott Walker to run for president, and if he intends to run he needs to get in the race soon.

Thompson said Monday after Walker’s inauguration ceremony that he told Walker to be bold and make a difference in his second term. Thompson says Walker smiled and told him he would do that.

Thompson ran for president briefly after he left public office in 2007, but dropped out after just four months when a straw poll showed him in sixth place.

Thompson says he should have run for president during his second term as governor in 1992. Thompson says, “I waited too long.”

He says the sooner Walker gets in, the better his chances will be.


  • Hell in a handbasket

    Tommy do my party a favor and go away. Take Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Michelle Bachmann, Rick Perry and any other FORMER WHATEVERS with you. You are formers because your either lost, quit or seen better days!

    • Reasonless

      Well said Hell In A Handbasket.
      Tommy has stiffed us more than once.
      I like Scott Walker, and the last thing Walker needs is someone like Tommy attaching their name to his.
      Tommy’s not doing anyone any favors here. He obviously thinks much higher of himself than anyone else does.
      Tommy, you had your chances, you epically failed your last few attempts of fame and glory and now you think that your qualified to give advise to others. Just tuck your tail back between your legs and go away. Far far away.

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