Prospective Presidential Scott Walker More Conservative than Barry Goldwater, Professor McDaniel Writes

Thursday, February 12, 2015
BUSTLE -- Jason McDaniel, a professor at San Francisco State University, claimed in a post on Mischiefs of Faction, Walker isn’t just conservative — he’s an outright ideologue. And while he may not have the same charisma-factor as rivals Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, McDaniel argues that Walker has certainly captured the media’s attention, as well as the attention of far-right conservative activists in the ever important swing state of Iowa, thanks largely to that very ideology. “According to the candidate ideology data, Walker stands further to the right than any of the previous six Republican nominees [including Ronald Reagan],” claims McDaniel in the post. Even if data doesn’t go back far enough, he says, it wouldn’t exactly be a stretch to contend that Walker would fall further right on the scale than Mr. Conservative himself, Barry Goldwater.