Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker claims he voted for Ronald Reagan:
If you’re a Republican who is thinking about running for president some day, there are few things you can do to better ingratiate yourself with the GOP rank-and-file than talk about the awesomeness in human form that was former President Ronald Reagan.
Perhaps this best explains what Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was thinking when, during an January interview with Right Wing News, he claimed to have voted for Reagan to be U.S. president.
“I remember, I … had just become a teenager and voted for Ronald Reagan,” Walker said. He argued part of the reason why he supported the Gipper was because “you knew what you were getting.”
“Limited government, you know, smaller government, lower taxes, strong national defense,” Walker continued. “You knew what you were getting. You knew how a Reagan administration, a Reagan presidency, was going to be better for you.”
Pretty standard Republican boilerplate stuff, right? Well, here’s the catch: There’s simply no way Walker’s claim is true.
The reason why is very simple. As Zach Wisniewksi pointed out at Blogging Blue, Scott Walker was 13 years old when Reagan won the presidency in 1980, which means he was only 17 years old when Reagan won reelection in 1984.