Walker speaks to packed house in Raleigh

 RALEIGH — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker spoke to a packed house at the Raleigh Convention Center Friday evening, getting standing ovations on everything from lower taxes and education to the war on terror.

“We have the best group of Republican candidates since 1980. We need a president that is going to stand up and reform America and make it great again,” he said. “I’m an optimist about the future of this country because I love the history of this country. Our people have never let us down before.”

Speaking to the North Carolina GOP Convention, Walker touted his accomplishments as governor, including lower taxes, the elimination of teacher tenure and a renewed focus on job creators.

“If you work hard and play by the rules you can do or be anything,” said Walker. “That’s the American Dream and we should be fighting for it.”