Tuesday, September 22, 2015
FAREWELL SCOTT WALKER
Six months ago, I would never have guessed that his presidential campaign would burn out so quickly.
I met Scott Walker at a Federalist Society event a few years ago. He gave a good, substantive speech that highlighted the reforms he has enacted in Wisconsin. I was particularly impressed with his record on battling the teachers' unions, which in my view, have done more to harm education in this country than almost anything.
I was also impressed with his ability to survive the relentless attacks and recall elections the Dems kept throwing him -- particularly in a purple state.
In light of Walker's record --both in policy and politically -- I thought he merited a serious look as a presidential nominee.
And yet he never caught on. This is just not his time. That he realized this so quickly is to his credit and reflects his political acumen.