The Koch brothers chosen candidate, Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) is dropping out of the race for the Republican nomination.
Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin plans to drop out of the 2016 U.S. presidential race after deciding he has no path to win his party’s nomination, a Republican familiar with the decision said on Monday.
Walker’s campaign announced he would hold a news conference in Madison, Wisconsin, at 6 p.m. ET on Monday, but it did not say what he would discuss. His campaign did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Walker went from being the Republican leader in Iowa to registering at less than 1% in the latest polling in near record time. Scott Walker’s inability to avoid foreign policy gaffes combined with an ability to flip-flop on his own positions within hours of issuing them quickly doomed his campaign.
As a last ditch desperate effort, Walker revived his platform of union busting and promised to take it federal if he was elected to be the next president. However, his attempt to scare Republican primary voters by warning them about the unionized monsters under their beds fell on deaf ears.
Within the Republican Party, this is the year of hating immigrants and Muslims. Walker bet on the wrong horse, and he lost. Scott Walker was never a charismatic presence on the campaign trail, and he appeared to know precious little about the issues. Donald Trump put the final nail in the coffin of Walker 2016 at the second Republican debate by pointing the Governor’s broken promises and poor economic record in Wisconsin.
Scott Walker was the candidate that Koch brothers said should be the Republican nominee. Instead, Walker is headed back to Wisconsin as a failed 2016 contender.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and 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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