Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker scratched his name off of the Republican presidential ticket.
As the postmortems of the Walker campaign pile up, his failed bid has led to some obvious questions for the rest of the GOP hopefuls.
Fifteen Republican candidates remain. You can’t tell them not to do that. Every other “winner” went on to lose the nomination. A slower build-up to his campaign – one that would have allowed him to make early mistakes with less attention – would have served him better.
“Walker could have been a more establishment candidate, but he chose not to do that”.
Compare that to some of the other candidates, who really have nothing to lose by staying in the race.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich distributed a fundraising appeal 90 minutes after Walker’s announcement noting that he’s “the only Midwestern governor in the race who can bring our values to Washington, D.C”.
It is now time for Walker to return to Wisconsin and continue signing legislation drafted by ALEC and the Koch brothers with his rubber stamp legislature and Supreme Court which is destroying our state.
Laurence Goldfarb, the owner of a Great Neck, New York commodities company, said there are two candidates who could attract his donations now that Walker has exited the race – Rubio and Carly Fiorina.
By the end of the night, several campaigns had moved from outreach to bragging about whom from Walker’s team they had won over.
But new polls out Tuesday confirm a negative trend for the former governor. Walker found that out himself when he talked with voters in Iowa last month.
Even considering the peculiarities that go with rough-and-tumble politics, Walker’s decision to drop out this early is a surprise, chiefly because he fell in nearly record time from near the top to near the bottom of the polls.