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Blaze Books Review: Unintimidated

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Title: Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge

Author: Governor Scott Walker with Mark Thiessen

Turner or Burner: Turner – 4.0/5

Blazing Fast Review: Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin tells the story of how he was able to pass conservative reforms including notably abolishing collective bargaining for public workers in a “blue” state dominated by powerful unions.

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You will probably enjoy this book if…

- You admire RONALD REAGAN, JACK KEMP, or MITCH DANIELS

- You are interested in subjects like POLITICS or ECONOMICS

- You enjoyed movies like MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON, or RUDY

- You liked the books Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans by Ben Shapiro, Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America by Ann Coulter, or Hardball: How Politics Is Played, Told by One Who Knows the Game by Chris Matthews

The Hard Sell: If you were trying to write the archetype of a book for a future Presidential candidate, without ever so much as hinting as to any intent to run for President, Scott Walker’s Untintimidated would be that book. This is not to detract from its merits – Unintimidated is written in characteristic plainspoken fashion that puts the reader right next to the Governor during the vitriolic and even physically dangerous battle against entrenched union rabble-rousers in Wisconsin. The book is not an extended biography nor a philosophical manifesto, but rather a portrait of a reform-minded executive who ran and executed a conservative, pro-growth, positive agenda in the birthplace of progressivism of Wisconsin. Governor Walker’s book is an enjoyable read on politics and policy that conservatives can take heart in based on Walker’s handling of budgetary issues, labor relations, education, entitlements, gun rights and overall leadership (thought it’s worth noting that the topic of immigration is conveniently absent from the book). It also serves the dual purpose of representing a trial balloon for the 2016 Presidential race by discussing not just Walker’s successes but also his roadmap for winning over constituencies that repudiated Mitt Romney’s message in 2012. This book is a great introduction to a Governor who took on the public sector unions, brought his state into the black and did it all while winning with large majorities in a blue state. And he did it with a Midwestern sensibility. Consider this the first shot in the 2016 gubernatorial book war for President. And potentially a preview of Walker’s Christie neutralization strategy too.

 

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