NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd said that Scott Walker was “the other big winner” of Mitt Romney’s decision not to run for president on Friday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.”
“I think look, Jeb Bush is a big winner today, because it ends this fight with Romney with all these staffers. Scott Walker is the other big winner. And you know, Chris Christie, very minor. You know, Christie’s got a lifeline at least in the New York media market and with some money and things like that. But this is a big moment for Walker. I think Walker has an opportunity” Todd argued.
He also stated “I can tell you this, the Jeb people don’t want Marco to run. They are already trying to get him, they, I’ve had one person telling me that he’s been courted to, hey, have you thought about running for governor in 2018? Would you like Jeb Bush’s support if you decide to run for governor in 2018, things like that? So they’d like to see Marco not run. I don’t think they’re going to play the hardball tactics against Marco that they were doing against Romney.”
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