Gov. Scott Walker’s attempt to revive his dying presidential campaign by promising to bust more unions is falling on deaf ears as he has fallen from first to tenth place in Iowa.
A new Quinnipiac University poll measured Walker’s plunge, “Donald Trump has the support of 27 percent of Iowa likely Republican Caucus participants, with 21 percent for Ben Carson and 9 percent for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to the results of a July 1 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pe-ack) University showing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 18 percent, with Trump and Carson at 10 percent each.”
Walker went to Ronald Reagan’s birthplace and proclaimed that he is going to bust federal unions if elected president, “On Monday, I will travel to Las Vegas to lay out our big, bold ideas to transfer power from the big government union bosses to the hardworking taxpayers. For example, on Day 1, I will stop the government from taking money out of the paychecks of federal employees for political union dues. That protects workers from being forced to give money to candidates they don’t support.”
Gov. Walker is trying to reinvent himself as the outsider second coming of Ronald Reagan. The problem is that Walker picked the wrong Republican boogeyman to run for president on in 2016.
As Donald Trump has shown, immigrants are the 2016 Republican boogeymen of choice. Scott Walker is riding the wrong horse in the wrong direction because it turns out that Republicans hate immigrants more than they hate unions.
Scott Walker gauged the Republican primary electorate incorrectly, and his insistence on sticking with union busting is dooming his presidential campaign. If Walker wanted a successful gimmick to base his presidential campaign on, he should have ignored the public sector unions and cracked down on immigrants in Wisconsin.
It turns out that Republican primary voters aren’t excited by union busting, which why the dull empty presidential candidacy of Scott Walker is dying a slow and painful death.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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