Look, can we just stop this nonsense already? The National GOP may be insane policy wise, but they aren't stupid when it comes to politics, especially after the Sarah Palin fiasco of 2008. There is no way in hell that Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin is going to be a national contender in 2016, or even 2020. It's just not going to happen. 2024 isn't even a possibility.
First, the college argument. Harry S. Truman was the last president without a college degree, and while having or not having a college education normally shouldn't be held over a person's head, I find it hard to imagine that with all the scrutiny surrounding national office that Governor Walker is going to be able to beat past questions about his time at Marquette University. Furthermore, the path to national office is littered with people that are less tainted politically that our Governor. Look at Chris Christie, the "hero" of national conservatism before Walker, why hasn't he pulled the trigger nationally? It is because even though he's extremely popular with conservatives that his tactics don't mesh well with moderates? I think yes... Polarizing people aren't the ones who national parties want on national tickets.
Our Governor has a snowball's chance of being on a national ticket. He'll be appointed diplomat to some country (I'm thinking maybe Japan) or given a cushy job somewhere as a political favor, but this man will never, ever be elected to office nationally. While he may have won a recall, let's see what happens this fall and beyond. This state is so kittywompus when it comes to voting patterns it boggles my mind that national pundits don't focus on it more. Voting liberal for President since 1988, yet electing Republican Governors? how does that work?! Swinging between Obama and Walker with percentages so drastically, and with turnout all over the place, this state is bi-polar.
But one thing we aren't in Wisconsin is stupid, and I don't care what you think, there are enough people who are voting for this Neo-Stalwart who are deathly afraid of seeing him in national office. He is stuck here for now, so let's not focus on the crap about him nationally... it's just not going to happen. Let's focus on keeping him from damaging this state even more...