Appearing on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker refused to say whether he would serve out a full second term if he's reelected next year.
Asked about his political future and plans for 2016, he simply said: "I don't rule anything out." Walker also described what his ideal presidential candidate would look like, seeming to suggest that it would need to be someone just like himself.
"I think it's got to be an outsider," he said. "I think both the presidential and the vice presidential nominee should either be a former or current governor, people who have done successful things in their states, who have taken on big reforms, who are ready to move America forward."
Later in the interview, Walker reiterated his view that the next GOP presidential nominee must be "somebody who's viewed as being exceptionally removed from Washington," saying that includes failed vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan.
Walker's new book, "Unintimidated: A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge," comes out on Tuesday. The book was criticized by PolitiFact for carrying numerous "False" statements about his time as governor, including Walker's repeatedly debunked claim that Wisconsin was over $3 billion in debt when he took office, a mistruth he used to raise campaign funds and justify attacking public employee unions.
Amazingly, Walker's book also contains a confession of sorts: He admits that taking a prank call from The Progressive's contributor Ian Murphy was his lowest point in office, forcing him to call upon God for moral support. "I felt like an idiot," he writes.
This video is from ABC's "This Week," aired Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013