Walker stayed positive throughout his speech, but took a thinly-veiled shot at former Governor Jeb Bush (R., Fla.) after talking about “flipping hamburgers” and growing up the son of a pastor and a part-time secretary. “From our family, we didn’t inherit fame or fortune, what we inherited was the belief that if you work hard and you play by the rules you can do and be anything you want,” he said. Such statements helped Walker leap into contention at the Iowa Freedom Summit in January, only to stumble while discussing foreign policy questions. In South Carolina, he offered a subtle corrective, noting that he is headed to Israel later today and assuring the audience — which was full of military service-members and their families — that he cares about national security as much as anyone.
National security is going to be important no doubt. The economy, and jobs will be the biggest issue, but national security might be second. Of course it is a given that after eight years of Obamunism, pretty much everything, from gun rights, to revamping the military, to re-establishing our role as world leader, to spending, and yes, ObamaCare and imigration is on the table.