The New York Times’ Fact-Free Smear Job on Scott Walker
In college, I had a buddy whose entire worldview was circumscribed by whatever happened to be in front of his face at that very moment. We would drive down the street and he’d read off the signs as we …
Why Midwestern GOP Governors Fail
If you were looking for an ideal Republican presidential candidate, you might start with someone who was a popular, reforming, tax cutting, conservative, governor of a Midwestern, swing-state. You would look at a Scott Walker or, if that fell through, …
Scott Walker, Eyeing 2020, Re-Introduces Himself to Iowa
BEACHWOOD, Ohio — Scott Walker says he came to this week’s Republican National Convention to help ensure that Donald Trump defeats Hillary Clinton in November.
But in case he doesn’t, Walker came here — to a suburban steakhouse rented by …
Could The GOP Convention Dump Trump for Scott Walker?
It is useful to read David French’s piece today on why — as a matter of rules — delegates to the Republican Convention are not actually bound to vote for Donald Trump alongside Erick Erickson’s piece on the …
The Disappearing Governors
There is a painful irony in a recent decision of the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, on the side of Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, whom the U.S. Department of Justice tried to stop from making charter …
Why Republicans Hate Political Consultants
One day after Scott Walker dropped out of the presidential race, the Politico headline read: “Walker’s campaign manager unloads.” The same day, the Washington Post had an article, “Inside the collapse of Scott Walker’s presidential bid,” that also …
Governor Scott Walker’s Campaign Legacy: His Labor-Policy Reforms
Even though Scott Walker is out of the race, I hope that we will not forget about his labor-policy reforms.
As James Sherk of the Heritage Foundation explained last week:
In a speech yesterday, Walker detailed solid labor-policy reforms that …
Why Scott Walker’s Campaign Imploded
When Scott Walker and his wife convened a meeting on Monday morning to assess the finances of his campaign, he invited the political advisers who’d known him the longest. At 74, Michael Grebe has been a presence in Wisconsin politics …
I’ve got a quick look back at the Walker campaign at Bloomberg. In that article I don’t bring up Tim Pawlenty’s 2011 campaign for president. But everyone else is mentioning it, and they’re mentioning it for good reasons. Both of them …
Walker’s Strategic Ambiguity on Legal Immigration
On immigration as on other issues, there was a clear sense that Scott Walker personified the Groucho Marx line that “Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them…well, I have others.” Likewise, Walker simply doesn’t know much …
Scott Walker, the Davos Class, and the Rest of Us
There is a lot that is going to be said about this Claremont Review article, but these lines jumped out:
How have the last two decades worked out for you, personally? If you’re a member or fellow-traveler of the …
Scott Walker Tries to Persuade Trump-Wary Republicans
Remember Scott Walker? He was arguably the second-most important Republican in the country in 2012, and certainly the most important Republican winner of that year.
He was a presidential candidate until September 2015, a time that feels like it was several decades …
Cruz, Walker to Make 2020 Pitches in Cleveland
Ted Cruz and Scott Walker are both slated to speak at next week’s Republican National Convention, at which Donald Trump will be coronated as the party’s 2016 presidential nominee.
But in the minds of many anti-Trump conservatives, the 2020 campaign has already …
Cruz Wasn’t Only Wisconsin Winner, Scott Walker’s Reforms Vindicated
The big news out of Wisconsin’s GOP primary was Ted Cruz’s crushing 13-point defeat of Donald Trump, setting up a likely contested convention in Cleveland. But the primary also demonstrated the solid grip Governor Scott Walker has on …
Walker Warns GOP: Beware the Outsiders
Milwaukee — Scott Walker issued a warning to the GOP Tuesday morning, hours before his former presidential rivals take the debate stage here: The outsiders aren’t going away.
Speaking at a Wall Street Journal breakfast here, the former Republican …
Walker’s Withdrawal Points to the Importance of the Outsider Label This Cycle
Scott Walker’s abrupt withdrawal from the Republican presidential race Monday afternoon shows how different, in ways noticed and unnoticed, this campaign cycle is from those of recent years.
One obvious difference is the size of the Republican field — 17, …
The ‘Extremist’ Proposals of Governor Scott Walker
The recent proposals by Governor Scott Walker (R., Wis.) to eliminate the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), end the collective-bargaining rights of federal workers, and adopt a national right-to-work law were immediately demagogued by the Democratic National Committee as “far-reaching, …
Republicans and Immigration
Also in that Bloomberg post about Walker, I note the gap between Republican politicians and Republican voters on immigration. Gallup just responded to a question I sent the organization for some numbers on this. It turns out that as of …
Who Killed Scott Walker’s Chance at the Presidency?
From the Tuesday Morning Jolt…
Who Killed Scott Walker’s Chance at the Presidency?
A shocking twist! The presidential hopes of Scott Walker lie dead on the floor, slain by some mysterious assailant! His bid was found eliminated, deprived of …
The Pawlenty Paradox and the Walker Conundrum
How does Scott Walker fail to win in a party that nominated Mitt Romney? You could ask the same thing about Pawlenty.
Pawlenty and Walker should have been better fits for the national Republican nominating electorate than Romney. By any …