If Scott Walker was thinking about remaking his campaign and again connecting with voters in some manner that might indicate he is ready to lead the nation that all fell apart with one answer to a reporter’s question.
When the entire world is fixated on the tens or thousands of fleeing men, women, and children from Syria so to find a safer life somewhere else Walker is ducking the main question everyone else is dealing with in counties around the globe..
In a rather stunning remark to ABC News Walker claimed that he cannot take a position on whether the United State should accept some of the refugees from the war-torn region that we see and read about every day in the news.
“I’m not president today and I can’t be president today,” the Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin governor said when asked by ABC News during a press gaggle on Monday what he would to address the current refugee crisis if he were president currently. “Everybody wants to talk about hypotheticals; there is no such thing as a hypothetical.”
Give me a break!
Every day that Walker campaigns for president he talks about a whole raft of things he would do that are all hypotheticals. From how on Day One he would end the Affordable Care Act which is absolutely impossible given how legislative machinery works, or how he would ramp up the war on ISIS when there is no groundswell of support among the electorate to conduct foreign policy in that fashion.
Again and again Walker will tout what he thinks his would-be voters in the early states want to hear. He has no problem doing that.
But when it comes to talking about one of the most gut-wrenching and dramatic news event this summer Walker chooses to remain quiet.
Being a leader means talking about issues that confront the nation and world even when it may unsettle some political calendar. If Walker cannot make the leap from candidate to hypothetical leader on this issue of humanity and speak with some candor about what our nation should do than he has no reason to continue in the race for the nomination.