Exactly What “Very Prominent Role” Will Scott Walker Have At Republican Convention?
I have been interested in what role Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will play at the Republican National Convention. It would seem to me that the words from RNC Chair Reince Priebus of Walker having “a very prominent role” at the convention are just not true.
First, Walker was not announced with the big-name Republican governors.
When notables such as South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, and Ohio Governor John Kasich were all announced in a group there was no mention of Walker.
Second, when Walker finally got a nod for speaking he was paired in the press release with Ted Cruz, the tea-party-backed Texas Senate primary victor, and the Puerto Rico governor.
Now with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie writing his own keynote address to be delivered to the delegates one has to wonder what was meant when Priebus claimed Walker would have ”a very prominent role” at the convention.
With Paul Ryan on the ticket there is only room for one rising star from Wisconsin on the stage. Walker may have wanted to be thought of as the next great conservative that could climb the ladder in national politics, but Romney had other ideas. Paul Ryan is now the Republican from Wisconsin who matters to the party.
Scott Walker looks more and more like an asterisk at the Republican National Convention.
Perhaps those watching C-SPAN will have a chance to see Walker give a four-minute speech in the late afternoon while delegates adjust their hats and wonder who that balding man on the podium happens to be.
I wonder what it is like to have your brightest political moment in the rearview mirror?