A bitter Scott Walker blamed Donald Trump for his spectacular failure as a candidate and claimed that he was quitting the Republican race so that somebody else could take out Trump.
Scott Walker name dropped Ronald Reagan a few times and said:
Ronald Reagan was good for America because he was an optimist. Sadly, the debate taking place within the Republican Party today is not focused on that optimistic view of America. Instead, it has drifted into personal attacks. In the end, I believe that voters want to be for something and not against someone. Instead of talking about how bad things are, we want to hear about how we can make them better for everyone.”
Walker framed his quitting as leadership, “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. With this in mind, I will suspend my campaign immediately. I encourage other Republican presidential candidates to consider doing the same so that the voters can focus on a limited number of candidates who can offer a positive conservative alternative to the current frontrunner.
In other words, the Republican Party under Trump’s leadership was too much of a downer for him, so he is quitting. Walker was blaming Trump for his demise and virtually begging other Republicans to drop out of the race and rally around Jeb Bush. Walker kept referring to a positive Republican message, which was a phrase lifted right out of the Bush talking points.
The Republican Party’s move to stop Trump has begun, and the first domino to fall was Scott Walker.