By Scott Walker, Marc Thiessen
"Today, we will be able to sound like conservatives and act like conservatives and nonetheless win elections. those that say we can't don't see what I see in Wisconsin and what my fellow governors in states all across America see. We don't have to swap our principles. What we'd like is extra courage."
In 2011, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker's chances of staying in place of work appeared bleak. Angry protestersfurious approximately his collective bargaining proposal swarmed Madison, camped in the capitol, and tried to dam the passage of the governor's reform laws. Teachers' unions accused him of sabotaging schooling. His approval numbers fell to the basement, and with the nationwide media's descent on Wisconsin, liberals denounced "Dead guy Walker." He discovered himself fighting for his reforms, fielding dying threats, and facing an remarkable keep in mind election.
But then anything occurred. Walker's policies began to paintings. His ingredients learned they were together with his management, and in June 2012, he turned the 1st governor in American history to outlive a bear in mind test, successful with a higher proportion of the vote than he had for his original election.
In Unintimidated, Governor Walker tells the story of his struggle to save lots of Wisconsin from a $3.6 billion budget deficit whereas concurrently improving the state's colleges and public infrastructure. He describes how he stood for his convictions against enormous political strain and private attacks. He explains how he knew his reforms could work, based on his adventure as an area official.
Speaking from the viewpoint earned from his resounding victory, he outlines classes conservatives on the nationwide level can research from his success, akin to:
Change the polls, no longer your principles.
Don't settle for the fake offerings awarded to you.
You can reform entitlements and survive.
Austerity isn't the answer.
Never cease reforming.
Walker resides facts that conservatives desire not move to the guts to win. He argues that Republicans must provide americans gigantic, daring, positive solutions for our nation’s challengesand have the courage to enforce them. Walker has shown that even President Obama will back off when faced with reforms promoted with universal sense and braveness.