Scott Walker Pulls Thunderous Applause at CPAC- Check Out How He Responded to Lone Heckler

Scott Walker Pulls Thunderous Applause at CPAC- Check Out How He Responded to Lone Heckler

Governor Scott Walker has quickly emerged as a potential contender for the Oval Office in 2016. The hard-charging governor who took on the unions and won received an enthusiastic applause at CPAC this week, but as The Blaze points out, the charismatic governor responded to a lone heckler in an awesome way:


Addressing the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday evening, Wisconsin Gov. Walker basked in standing ovations and let his supporters drown out a lone heckler as he presented his presidential credentials.

“Up there in Washington, we have a president who measures success by how many people are dependent on the government,” Walker, a possible 2016 presidential candidate, told the crowd. “There’s a reason we celebrate the Fourth of July and not April 15, because in America we celebrate our independence from the government and not our dependence on it.”

He touted his successes in Wisconsin fighting public sector unions.

“I’m proud  to tell you that today our state is better,” he said. ”In our state, we don’t have seniority or tenure anymore. We can hire and fire based on merit. We can put the best and brightest in our classrooms and we can keep them there.”

He cited an unemployment rate that plummeted from 9.2 percent to 5.2 percent, and a $2 billion tax burden reduction on Wisconsin’s taxpayers.

“Homeowners will pay less in taxes in 2016 than they did in 2010,” Walker said, asking in a possible jab at other presidential contenders, ”How many other governors in America can say that?”

Walker addressed other conservative fundamentals he’d hit: defunding Planned Parenthood, signing pro-life legislation and requiring photo-ID to vote in Wisconsin.

But while the CPAC crowd frequently interrupted Walker’s speech with cheers and applause, at least one person in the packed ballroom was vehemently opposed to the governor.

As Walker trumpeted his union-busting credentials, a protester started yelling. TheBlaze was unable to hear exactly what the protester yelled.

“Apparently the protesters come from Wisconsin as well,” Walker shot back. “But those voices can’t drown out the voices of the hardworking taxpayers.”

Walker’s comment drew perhaps the loudest cheers of his speech, drowning out the lone protester who was not heard from again.

How a candidate deals with obnoxious hecklers can say a lot about the candidate’s ability to think on their feet. Like Reagan who told a heckler to , “Oh, shut up!” Walker’s handling of the rude attendee could signal a deeper maturity and quick-thinking than our current president enjoys.

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