Write Rucker and Gearan:
The massacre last week at a church in Charleston, S.C., opened a leadership opportunity for the nearly two dozen politicians running to be the next president.Last Saturday, Scott Walker said removing this flag of hate was a "state issue," and on the same day later declined all comment.
But few stepped forward to seize it.
The Republican hopefuls mostly stammered and stumbled in response to the shootings. At first, some resisted calling the massacre racially motivated, only to reverse course when it became obvious it was.
Most stopped short of calling for South Carolina leaders to remove the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the state capitol in Columbia. Some, like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, declined to comment at all. Only after South Carolina’s Republican governor, Nikki Haley, emotionally declared Monday that the flag should come down did most GOP candidates join the chorus.
Yesterday, after the all-clear signal was broadcast by Nikki Haley, did Walker reverse his position announcing via a tweet that yes, the flag of hate should come down. (WISC-TV, Madison)
Any thinking voter considering this vapid, weak man for public office ought remember that Scott Walker has no center, no morality, beyond his pathological lust for his own political advancement bought by the Koch brothers, and any special interest who will give him money.