Update: Scott Walker reportedly quitting presidential race. Then it happened. May we have a moment of silence for Trump hater George Will. His wife just lost her job with Scott Walker.
Réquiem ætérnam dona eis, Dómine,
et lux perpétua lúceat eis.
Requiéscant in pace. Amen.
Scott Walker is out of the presidential race. Scott Walker made bad personnel decisions and wanted to be all things to all people all the time. In a regular election that could have made him a winner. But Trump.
Scott Walker skipped out of the GOP race today. As he left he asked others to leave the race too in order to Stop Trump. Why the anger against Trump? Scott Walker denounced personal attacks even as he personally attacked Trump as someone who attacked candidates personally.
Somehow Walker missed Trump supporters insulted by John McCain as kooks. Walker missed Bobby Jindal calling Trump a “madman”. Rick Perry called Trump a “cancer”. All the insults against Trump and Trump’s hair missed by Walker. But Walker says Trump is the one who insults when Trump responds to insults.
Scott Walker held a great deal of promise. But Scott Walker did not realize the race is fixed for JeBush. Scott Walker thought he had a chance in a fair election. This is not a fair election. This is a fixed elected. The nominee will be Jeb Bush because the GOP establishment wants Jeb Bush. The establishment gets what the establishment wants. Jeb Bush will be the nominee unless Donald J. Trump and Donald J. Trump supporters stop the coronation.
Scott Walker could have been a contender. But Scott Walker was a man out of his time. Scott Walker did not realize that Trump had changed the political universe. The moment Trump got in the race Scott Walker no longer appeared to be a fierce fighter and Chris Christie no longer appeared to have heft or be a loud talker.
Scott Walker today made an even bigger mistake than the one he made when he did not recalculate his campaign strategy after Trump. What was today’s Scott Walker mistake? Scott Walker asked other candidates to get out in order to Stop Trump. But the more candidates get out, the stronger Trump will get.
Scott Walker did not look at the polls which repeatedly demonstrate that the non-elected candidates receive more support – over 50% of the vote – than the elected officials who want to climb their career ladder. The more candidates get out, the stronger the outsider candidates will get.
Scott Walker also does not realize that there are many pawns on the chessboard but only two Kings. On this chessboard there is JeBush and Donald Trump. There is no other. There are plenty of pawns, but many already are dead on the field after they attacked Trump. Trump fights.
The pawns on the chessboard- pawn Ben Carson and pawn Carly Fiorina are a halfway house to Donald Trump. Eventually Trump gets the Fiorina and Carson voters. The less than 1% of the voters who supported Scott Walker will go to Jeb Bush but that won’t be enough for JeBush to get the crown.
Scott Walker got out now for one very good reason. He was not about to get into the debate in October and there will be no kiddie debate in October. It was over for Walker and Walker knew it. But Walker blames Trump.
Scott Walker wants to blame Donald Trump. We understand, on a human level, that Walker does not want to take the blame. But it wasn’t Trump who made Walker lame, it was Walker that trumped himself.