By Jessie Opoien. If the Republican Party finds itself with an open convention in July, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker believes the nominee may not be Donald Trump, Ted Cruz or John Kasich.
“I think if it’s an open convention, it’s very likely it would be someone who’s not currently running,” Walker told reporters Thursday. “I mean, who knows. The one thing I qualify — it’s like the qualifications you see on those ads you see for car dealerships. I think any of us who comment on this election have to qualify that almost every prediction’s been off, so it’s hard to predict anything.”
The governor, who ended his own presidential campaign in September, has yet to endorse a candidate. He plans to decide whether to endorse within the next few days, he said.
Walker spoke to a few reporters in Madison after signing into law a bipartisan bill creating a dietetic internship program in the state’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.
“I think it might be one of the days where the weather trumps Trump,” he joked, adding that that was probably “wishful thinking.” (Read more from “This Is Scott Walker’s Prediction If a Contested Convention Happens” HERE)
Ryan: No Mention of Trump but Warns of ‘Ugliness’ in Politics
By Deirdre Walsh. Without mentioning Donald Trump by name, House Speaker Paul Ryan repeatedly warned Wednesday the presidential race is dividing the country and urged GOP candidates to offer solutions instead of campaigning on the politics of fear.
“We shouldn’t accept ugliness as the norm,” the Wisconsin Republican said in a bluntly worded address about the “state of politics” to an audience made up mostly of congressional interns but aimed squarely at the adults in his party who are running for the White House in a campaign marked by name calling and profanity.
Recounting his early days working on Capitol Hill as a young staffer, Ryan said: “It did not used to be this bad and it does not have to be this way.” (Read more from “Ryan: No Mention of Trump but Warns of ‘Ugliness’ in Politics” HERE)