Gov. Scott Walker dropped out of the presidential race yesterday.
It was a shock, really, since he had been at the top in Iowa in July. But no matter this advantage, or the good will he had accumulated in his Wisconsin gubernatorial fight with the unions, Walker wasn’t able to shine.
On the debate stage he seemed impotent. He didn’t get many questions, but he didn’t fight for any either. At this time in our history, the GOP voters clearly want a fighter. We’re sick of those who talk about it, but get to Washington and do nothing. Perhaps he was perceived as this kind of candidate.
He also was a bit of a milk toast in the personality department. We’d heard his talk about saving money by going to Kohl’s many times, but it couldn’t match the glamor of a Trump, exploits of Carson or flair of Rubio. Unfortunately, that’s all too important in this day and age. I couldn’t see him going on Jimmy Fallon or Jimmy Kimmel and winning over the audience.
Perhaps he will run for Senate. He could do a lot to help that institution. They need strong conservatives and getting one from Wisconsin would be a coup.
His last speech disappointed, too, in his slam of Donald Trump. In dropping out Walker said, “I encourage other Republican candidates to consider doing the same so the voters can focus on a limited number of candidates who can offer a positive conservative alternative to the current front runner.” It’s a mistake for any Republican to knock another Republican. Who says a pure conservative can win? Perhaps we are better with someone who can promote most if it well, rather than someone who is 100%, but buckles and loses the election.
Good luck to Walker. Please don’t leave politics. Your voice is needed.