Red, White and Blue
Walker's voice stronger, set to address RNC Tuesday night
Charles Benson reports Video by tmj4.comvideo
TAMPA, Fla. - After having lost some of his voice, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker wondered how strong it would be for his speech Tuesday at the Republican National Convention.
In talking with Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Jodi Becker, Walker's voice seemed to be stronger as he previewed his talk to come after 7:45 p.m.
"It's going to be fun," uttered Walker.
Walker told Becker he plans to "tell the story about what we've done in Wisconsin and how it relates to America."
"I'm going to give a speech, more of a conversation to people back home, about why we did what we did in Wisconsin, how we're turning things around...and hope to not just reach out not just to Republican and conservative voters but to independent swing voters...who are open hearing the message of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan."
Walker had a chance to go through his speech on Sunday at the very podium from which he'll address fellow GOPers and the nation.
"Sunday morning, they had us do a sound check. I had a chance to test out the volume in there and run through the speech one time."
He will speak within just a few feet of the front-row seat GOP Chairman Reince Priebus, a fellow Wisconsinite, gave him and the cheesehead delegation.
"When I was standing at the podium, I could actually see the sign with my name on it. That's how close we are on the podium," said Walker.
"I'm going to look at Tonette for sure. She's my wife sitting right up there. I'll probably get a wink and a smile. I'll be taking it all in."
When asked if he was nervous, Walker discussed how his church upbringing helped him in public speaking situations.
"My father was a pastor. We got called up to the pulpit and lead Scripture and a prayer. I don't know that a big stage intimidates me," explained Walker.
"When you're giving a speech or a discussion think about your audience...don't think about yourself and you'll be fine."
What will he be wearing when he talks? Nothing out of the ordinary, according to Walker.
"The standard uniform, blue suit, red tie, white shirt."
Walker spoke with Becker moments after he tweeted "Sewer backed up in our hotel bathroom this A.M. Not quite the wake up call one wants."