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After referring to Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) as a "good man" and a "friend," Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) appeared to take a subtle swipe at his potential 2016 presidential rival.
"I just think voters are going to look at this and say, 'If we're running against Hillary Clinton, we’ll need a name from the future — not a name from the past — to win,'" Walker said in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times.
Walker added that the "next up" mentality didn't work with Bob Dole, John McCain, or Mitt Romney. He also praised Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), especially his foreign policy expertise, and left little doubt whether a 2016 run is in his future, saying basically that governors make better presidents than senators.
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"In my lifetime," Walker said, "the most significant president in terms of foreign policy was a governor: Ronald Reagan."
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