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Another Way To Gauge How Poorly Scott Walker Did At GOP Debate

August 7, 2015

There are many ways to show that Scott Walker was not a serious part of the first Republican debate Thursday night. The lack of mention about his time on the stage in many news articles is proof of his lackluster performance.

But then there is this nugget I want to offer from MSNBC’ Morning Joe. There is no other morning show that is a must watch for politicos as it takes a serious look at the campaign.  So what happened on air today is noteworthy.

Today it took 19 commercial free minutes after the start of the show before Walker’s name was even mentioned.  Then it was asked if Walker was even on the stage last night and there were snickers.

Finally Joe Scarborough said something so plainly that even Walker could understand. If Walker wants to stand out he needs to come out less scripted and leave the 1980’s rhetoric behind.

But of course that makes me think that Walker will then need to become more schooled in the world and the complicated issues that make for a presidential contest. I seriously do not believe that he has the intellectual gravitas required to be leader of the nation let alone a candidate seeking that office.

  1. Solly permalink
    August 12, 2015 1:07 PM

    another way to gauge how poorly he did is that he’s fallen off the top 7 chart and dropped 11 points in the latest poll in NH to 4% and a tie with Ben Carson and Marco Polo Rubio, and the Donald’s ahead of him in Ioway, and he’s a weak second. But don’t fret pkarm, he made a rare appearance in Wisconsin today to sign the corporate welfare/billionaire-hedge-fund-owner-relief act, also known as a quarter billion in taxpayer money for a new basketball arena. Maybe he can bring up Hillary’s private email server to divert attention, oh dang pkarm, that’s right, he had a private server installed in his county exec office so his staff could campaign on taxpayer time! maybe that hits a little close to home.

  2. August 7, 2015 4:30 PM

    If you had followed any of the coverage over the past weeks regarding Walker’s verbal gaffes, lack of ability to answer questions, and concerns from many political voices over his lack of mental ability than it might have been easier for you to understand how this debate plays into the larger narrative. That you are only able to view events through your partisan lens means you miss a lot. For instance the show of which I write about is headed by a conservative republican. You like to be partisan but I would encourage you to seek some objectivity and come over and play in the larger arena where the many of us reside. One can have political views–I clearly do–but am also able to view events from a larger point of view. Walker scored awful and that is not good for him or those who might support him.

  3. August 7, 2015 3:15 PM

    You really are afraid of Scott Walker, he is clearly doing something right when the extremist see the weakness of their only candidate Hillary that they have to attack Mr Walker like this after only ONE poorly runned debate.

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