Courtesy of The Washington Post:
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has suspended his presidential campaign, effectively ending a once-promising GOP presidential bid that collapsed amid tepid debate performances and other missteps.
“Today, I believe that I am being called to lead by helping to clear the field in this race so that a positive, conservative message can rise to the top,” Walker said in a brief speech in Madison, Wisconsin, on Monday evening. “With this in mind, I will suspend my campaign immediately.”
Walker said that because the Republican field is so crowded, candidates have become focused on “personal attacks” instead of the substantial issues that matter most to voters. He urged those still in the race to refocus on the core values of the Republican Party: creating jobs, reducing the size of government and strengthening the military. In dropping out, Walker encouraged other Republicans to do the same so that “voters can focus on a limited number of candidates who can offer a positive, conservative alternative to the current front runner.” In making that plea, Walker did not name the current front-runner, businessman Donald Trump.
Basically, the Koch brothers knew that they had backed a loser, and they weren’t willing to spend another dime on him. They wanted someone to run, not walk. This of course doesn’t say much about the brainpower of the aforementioned makers of toilet paper. Apparently cheques are a bouncin’ and frogs are a leapin’ and former campaign staff are a tweetin.’
The bigger question is – what does this say about GOP voters? Eek!
The good folk of Wisconsin are desolate and bereft at the thought of the cross-eyed yokel returning to sour their cheese. One can only hope for a #PigGate scandal to finish him off.
By jove, I think we have one!