Coming off a very big opener this weekend, Scott Walker is forming up the requisite “exploratory” committee for a 2016 Presidential run. The “Our American Revival” organization submitted its paperwork yesterday and the website is scheduled to go live sometime today.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, whose speech to activists in Iowa last weekend drew strong reviews, has taken the first formal step toward a presidential candidacy in 2016, establishing a committee that will help spread his message and underwrite his activities as he seeks to build his political and fundraising networks in the months ahead…
“Our American Revival encompasses the shared values that make our country great; limiting the powers of the federal government to those defined in the Constitution while creating a leaner, more efficient, more effective and more accountable government to the American people,” Walker said in a statement in the release announcing the committee.
OAR, which bears no resemblance to the early-2000s rock group of the same name, isn’t a true exploratory committee except in idea. Obviously, Walker is interested in potentially runing for the 2016 Presidential nomination, and a special interest committee like OAR would help him set about raising money for a purpose, even if, right now, the purpose sounds a little like it came off the sleeve of a Newt Gingrich childrens’ book. Walker said on Saturday that he’s looking forward to being “big and bold,” and this does set the stage for him to unveil big and bold ideas.
But before anyone starts doing anything big and bold, they have to raise the money, and that’s the most important function of Walker’s organization. He’s already proven he can do that, and hopefully, he’ll keep pushing forward.