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Scott Walker Resembles Batter For Milwaukee Brewers

June 21, 2015

This weekend Scott Walker resembled a Milwaukee Brewer’s batter who swings wildly and misses a ball that should have been knocked out of the park. The occasion for the embarrassment concerned a question that certainly had to be expected given the horrible news last week from South Carolina.

What did the all but certain presidential candidate feel about the future of the Confederate flag flying over that Southern statehouse?

It took no effort to give the only possible response in regards to the death of the nine people from a handgun at a Charleston church. He correctly said the act was “evil”.

But when it came to the fate of the Confederate flag that appeals to racist elements in the nation Walker failed his moment of leadership.  Walker said he didn’t think it was appropriate to debate that issue until the family members of victims have had a chance to bury and mourn the dead.

The whoosh you hear is the ball whizzing past the batter.

That is all too often the sort of non-answer and deflective posturing that Walker thinks is needed to cater to the same type of voters that most of us would never want to be associated. While the public ducking of tough questions is the type of response his high paid consultants smile over it is also precisely the reason many voters think he is nothing but a politician in search of higher office. There is nothing to the man but politics.

The best leaders are those who can show their nimble nature and tackle a question that separates them from the rest of the contenders. A candidate can prove publically they are more interested in what is best for the nation as opposed to always parsing words so to never anger a potential voter. That is what makes someone on the national stage stand out and what attracts voters.

Walker missed the ball by not having the guts to stand up and be a part of the moral center that will bring the confederate flag down. By blending into the beige world of non-answers Walker has underscored what we already knew about him.

He may have been a minster’s son, but these days he is only a politician looking out for one interest—himself.

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