Political prognosticator Charlie Cook says Scott Walker could be a "break-out star" in the January 2016 Iowa GOP caucuses, (Noble, Des Moises Register), along with other Midwestern governors, Mike Pence and John Kasich.
Not sure exactly what break-out star means but the Iowa GOP caucus attendees do love rightwing extremists who have virtually no chance of winning the presidency.
Just ask President Ron Paul (2012), President Rick Santorum (2012), President Mike Huckabee (2008), President Pat Robertson and Gary Bauer. You get the point.
DesmoinesDem of the Bleeding Heartland writes me: "I think Scott Walker has the potential to do very well in the Iowa caucuses. In fact, if I had to bet on any one candidate today, I would guess he has the best odds of winning the caucuses."
Unlike most of the Republican governors who are considering running for president, Walker hasn't taken any deal-breaker moderate positions, such as supporting Medicaid expansion (like John Kasich) or the DREAM Act (like Rick Perry)."
Good enough for one in four voters of the Wisconsin electorate as Walker has achieved, and good enough for the Iowa GOP caucuses is not the pinnacle from which a campaign produces a break-out star in modern presidential campaign history—just a push forward of the Republican Party's clown car.
Iowa Republicans being Iowa Republicans would give Wisconsin State Rep. Scott Krug (R-Nekoosa) respectable numbers and Krug, an inveterate liar and avid factory farm (CAFO) supporter (huge in Iowa), is so dull he makes the lightweight Scott Walker look like the intellectual equivalent of Noam Chomsky.
So, while Charlie Cook is right about Mike Pence and Scott Walker's prospects in Iowa, Cook may want to add that Iowa Republicans are not representative of the United States electorate.