Here's a thought that arose from a conversation I just had with Jon Ward of the Daily Caller: David M. Walker - about whom Ward recently did a story - was "Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) for almost ten years", appointed by 3 different Presidents. Since leaving that job, he has gone to the Peterson Foundation, where he has focused on the looming fiscal and debt crisis. Beginning in 2005 (while he was at GAO), Walker began traveling across the country (alongside Brookings, Heritage and the Concord Coalition) on the Fiscal Wake-up Tour. So...
- David Walker has been warning about the looming fiscal crisis for years now, so he is ahead of the issue that is driving US politics for the forseeable future.
- He has worked across ideological and party lines, so he has independent credibility.
- He has real ideas for how to address the problem.
- He has traveled to 46 States selling the message.
I smell an incredibly compelling Vice Presidential pick.