Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Thursday offered sharp contrasts between himself and potential Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, saying “she embodies Washington.”
Walker spoke to a Republican National Committee winter meeting dinner at a Coronado, Calif. resort. He’s considering running for the Republican presidential nomination next year.
Walker is one of four potential candidates scheduled to speak to the group. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson spoke Thursday, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry and 2012 nominee Mitt Romney are on Friday’s agenda.
Walker described how Republican governors should be credited with the nation’s economic turnaround. That’s the kind of leadership Washington needs, he said.
“I think we have a unique opportunity going forward...to find a new fresh leadership out there who can take big bold ideas...that come from outside Washington,” he said.
Walker turned to Clinton, who he said was likely to be her party’s nominee.
The biggest election day loser last year was Clinton, he said. “You look at everything people dislike about Washington, she embodies it,” Walker said, and then ticked off her Washington resume.
He got a standing ovation when he finished his 35 minute talk.