Governor Scott Walker on Thursday compared his relationship with the voters of Wisconsin during his abbreviated presidential campaign to that of two friends unable to meet for a regular lunch date.
During a stop in Green Bay, Walker was asked for his reaction to The Wisconsin Survey released this week by the St. Norbert College, in which 60 percent of respondents disapproved of his performance as governor, while 39 percent though he’s doing a good job. Walker provided the lunch analogy in response.
“If you had a friend that you went out to lunch with every Friday, and suddenly that friend for a month or two . . . she just checked in and said ‘hi,’ you might have a different reaction,” Walker said. “We’ve been working, even while I was running for president, for the state, but physically being able to be back, realize that yesterday was just a month since I made my announcement. You know, I’ve been here every week since then.”
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The Wisconsin Survey also found that 66 percent of respondents felt that the governor’s run for president hurt the states. “I think just the opposite,” Walker said. “I think a lot of people didn’t know how amazing things were in the state of Wisconsin.”