Governor Scott Walker on possible 2016 presidential bid: "We'll see what the future holds"

MADISON (WITI) -- Governor Scott Walker last Tuesday night, November 4th celebrated a General Election victory, and now, he's gearing up for a second term. Meanwhile, some are talking about the possibility Governor Walker could become a presidential candidate in 2016.

Last Tuesday, Governor Walker defeated Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke, and the win marks his third victory in four years.

But could this victory lead Governor Walker to a bid for president in 2016?

"I don't position him very favorable to run for president," John McAdams, associate professor of political science at Marquette University said.

McAdams says Governor Walker is doing all of the things someone preparing to run for president would do.

"For example, publishing a book, winning elections, going around the country speaking to conservative audiences, proving he can raise a lot of money from conservative sources," McAdams said.

On Sunday morning, November 9th, Governor Walker was a guest on Meet the Press. He spoke of his recent victory in Wisconsin and the Republican majority in the Wisconsin Assembly and Wisconsin Senate -- something he thinks is a lesson for Washington.

"I do think if we are going to beat Hillary Clinton this next election we have to have a message that says Hillary Clinton is all about Washington. In many ways she was the big loser on Tuesday because she embodies everything that is wrong with Washington. We offer a fresh approach -- any of us. Overall, I believe governors make much better presidents than members of Congress," Governor Walker said.

In October, Governor Walker made a pledge that he was going to serve all four years in his second term as governor, but when asked about potentially being part of the 2016 GOP presidential bid, he answered ambiguously.

"I said my plan was for four years. I have a plan to keep going for the next four years, but certainly I care deeply for my state and my country and we`ll see what the future holds," Governor Walker said.

Meanwhile, McAdams says Governor Walker should focus on current challenges he's facing.

"The challenges for the next term are to articulate some kind of agenda to give at least the impression of strong, clear leadership in the office," McAdams said.

Last Wednesday's edition of the New York Times listed Governor Walker as one of 10 possible 2016 presidential contenders.

A recent poll in Wisconsin showed only 25% of voters would like to see Governor Walker run for president.

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