This will be interesting to watch.
Ames, Iowa (CNN)Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is preparing to ditch his Midwestern-nice persona and show a sharper edge at the CNN Republican debate next week.
“I think we’re going to step it up and be more aggressive this time,” Walker told CNN Saturday, in between playing a game of cornhole and meeting tailgaters ahead of Iowa’s biggest football rivalry: the Iowa/Iowa State game.
“I really hope to be aggressive and make the case that we’re ready to wreak havoc on Washington,” Walker added.
In the first GOP debate in August, Walker played a more passive role, mainly waiting for the moderator to come around to him for his next question.
“I’m a Midwesterner,” he said. “We’re pretty polite.”
The problem is that it goes against Walker’s personality. He is aggressive in his governing, but has never been a firebrand in debates. Whenever someone tries to force personality traits that they don’t have, the results are uncertain.