Fresh off his victory in the Wisconsin recall election last week, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker joined Washington D.C. journalists at a Monitor Breakfast yesterday to discuss how he plans to move his state forward now that voters have reinforced their confidence in his leadership.
Walker, who was heavily criticized for his role in how he took on the state’s public sector unions, was conciliatory when asked to reflect on his push for reform last year. “I was so eager to fix the problems, that I ended up fixing them without talking about them to voters first,” said Walker.
When asked about his criticism of public worker benefits, in which he was widely reported as describing them as “a virus”, Walker explained that he was taken out of context.
Finally, Walker addressed Mitt Romney’s chances to win Wisconsin in the general election. Walker warned that Romney still faces tough battle against President Obama in November, and must run as a reformer in order to win his state’s 10 electoral votes.