Scott Walker is out of the GOP race mainly because he’s just too boring

Why has Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker quit the race for the Republican presidential nomination barely two months after leading in the polls? Well, there’s not much evidence that Republican voters have roundly rejected his stance on the issues. Rather, the principal reason would seem to be that Walker is not a very exciting guy. The bombastic Donald Trump has turned the contest into a slugfest, and Walker has been unable to keep up. When Walker briefly tried to emulate Trump’s style by talking about building a wall on the border with...

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Scott Walker’s anti-union drivel will not revive his presidential candidacy

Let’s give Donald Trump credit for at least one positive effect on the Republican presidential race: For some reason, his rise has corresponded with Scott Walker’s decline. When Trump jumped into the contest, Walker was leading most national polls. As Trump gained ground, however, Walker lost ground. The situation has become so bad for Walker that there’s speculation in some quarters these days that he might follow Rick Perry out the door. For now, anyway, Walker seems to think that he can regain lost ground by upping the...

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Scott Walker has a proposal that almost nobody will like if they really think about it

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, one of the so-called front-runners in the crowded race for the Republican presidential nomination, has come up with one of the dumbest ideas you’re ever going to hear from a supposedly serious politician. Just for the fun of it, let’s follow the thought processes Walker presumably employed in coming up with this gem: Republicans hate environmental regulations, right? And Republicans want many, if not most, functions of the federal government transferred to the individual states, right? And Republicans...

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In his bid to become president, Scott Walker flips and flops all over the place

In the presidential campaign of three years ago, Mitt Romney set a new standard for political flip-flopping — all to no avail, of course. But Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker seems not to be discouraged by Romney’s electoral failure in that regard. Rather, Walker is borrowing a page or two from the Romney playbook, as we see in THIS PIECE from a Republican publication: In the span of just a few weeks, Walker has apparently flip-flopped on a number of issues. On the issue of immigration reform, Walker reversed his position and now...

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Is Scott Walker ready for the national spotlight?

The next few months are critical for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential prospects — mainly because most Americans still know almost nothing about him. Dan Balz of The Washington Post FRAMES the matter thusly: Today he is touted in the media and Republican circles as a serious long-distance runner in the presidential marathon. At the same time, for all the attention his clashes with public employee unions have generated, he remains a politician barely known to the public at large. A recent series of Quinnipiac University...

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