Lost in his shocking display of presidential ambition over the weekend was Scott Walker's admission that were he re-elected governor in 2014, he would merely be using this election as a stepping stone for his personal political fortunes -- a pattern well-established over the years.

Politico reported that Walker "pointedly declined to pledge to serve a full four-year term if he's reelected next year."

Read the embarrassing story here.

Walker began exploring running for governor soon after he won election as Milwaukee County executive in a low-turnout election in 2002. He again considered abandoning his county executive post for the 2006 gubernatorial election.

"Time and again, Scott Walker serves his own political ambitions instead of the people he was elected to serve. His hubris, combined with a terrible record of job loss, record debt and political division, will mean that the people of Wisconsin will make his post-2014 plans that much simpler," Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Monday. "Wisconsin is last in the Midwest in every economic indicator. We need a governor who is focused on creating jobs and strengthening our middle class -- not an AWOL politician chasing Tea Party dreams."