Sep 27, 2015

Business Insider: Burn Rate and Policy Ignorance Doomed Walker, Not God

Maxwell Tani at The Business Insider offers a redux of the Scott Walker collapse.

Tani paints a picture of the grandiosity of Walker's ego, a stunning lack of policy knowledge leading first the donors and then the staff and Republican voters to abandon Gov. Lightweight.

Tani notes without comment Walker's line in his I'm-quitting address last week: "Today, I believe that I am being called to lead by helping to clear the field in this race so that a positive, conservative message can rise to the top of the field. With this in mind, I will suspend my campaign immediately."

So god moonlights as a Republican Party strategist and calls out Republican candidates for the nomination as they injure the Party with their candidacies?

It wasn't god, it was the burn-rate of money and Walker's lack of knowledge that drove Walker to get out ASAP.

Tani is easier on Walker's know-nothingism than other national political writers:

But regardless of campaign-staff problems, Walker wasn't helped by his own demeanor on the trail. He stepped into several high-profile gaffes that critics and some analysts say showed his shakiness on policy issues and his naïveté as a governor.

Walker struggled to answer questions about whether he supported birthright citizenship, an issue on which he took three different positions in a single week, and the renewable-fuel standard, an ethanol subsidy that is a significant campaign issue in Iowa. He was also criticized for refusing to answer if he would accept more Syrian refugees as president, after saying that he didn't answer 'hypothetical' questions.

It wasn't Walker's "demeanor," the guy didn't know anything. The fact Walker was elected governor in GOP-friendly elections, (midterms and Recall), is a mark on the Wisconsin political culture.

The truth about Walker is he is a crooked former Milwaukee County Executive (2002-2010) who has built a disreputable public legacy playing on the worst of racism and misogyny, while too many Wisconsin people who should speak up, (or at least vote), remained silent.

So Walker is back in Wisconsin.

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