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Scott Walker Dismisses ‘Elitist’ Criticism That He Dropped Out of College

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker dropped out of college, and some critics are saying this should be a dealbreaker for his potential presidential bid. Howard Dean, for example, said last week that Walker might be “unknowledgeable” and “the issue is, how well educated is this guy?”

Walker appeared on Fox News tonight and told Megyn Kelly it’s just the “elitist government-knows-best top-down approach from Washington,” and argued the country hasn’t exactly been faring well under an Ivy League president.

To be clear, Walker isn’t dismissing the importance of college outright. He hopes his own sons finish their college education, but at the same time, he said, “you don’t have to have that to be successful.”

Walker and Kelly were also amused at how the media has been doing quite a bit of digging into why he left. Kelly in particular found it interesting that The Washington Post found a former teacher of Walker’s to say that as a 19-year-old, he was somewhat bored with the subject material he was being taught. No. Really?

Watch the video below, via Fox News:

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