Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Please, Scott Walker, just go away.
Good-bye, Scott Walker. I will not miss you. I would have better memories of you had you just said, "I quit", but no, you had to invoke the memory of Ronald Reagan because that's what Republican politicians do when they run out of ideas. My dismay and disgust with you has pretty much followed your position in the polls. I, and millions of Republican voters thought you were an man of bold vision but we were mistaken. You have proven yourself to be someone who will say anything to placate and pander. You blithely staked out three tortured positions on birthright citizenship in as many days. It was you who extolled the virtues of free markets while refusing to oppose the ethanol mandate because it may not play well in Iowa. It was your brilliant idea to build a wall along the Canadian border. It was you who carried from $10,000 to $15,000 balances on your Barclay's Credit Card and paid an annual 27.24% rate of interest while preaching fiscal responsibility.
Now the voters have soured on you but it's not your fault. It's because the campaign has shifted to personal attacks and away from the basic conservative principles of limited government and a strong military. Give us a break. You're quitting because you are broke. You hired more staff than you could afford and your donors are reluctant to pour anymore money down this rat hole. Then the pièce de résistance.
"When I was sitting in church yesterday, the pastor's words reminded me that the Bible is full of stories about people who were called to be leaders in unusual ways," you said. "Today, I believe that I am being called to lead by helping to clear the field so that a positive conservative message can rise to the top of the field."
You are being called to quit and lead a field of quitters? You're a regular John the Baptist. And we thought John Kasich was full of shit when he said God told him to expand Medicaid! Just go away.