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Will Scott Walker’s Midwestern Values Fit GOP Convention Need?

June 8, 2016

The odds are stacked against Governor Scott Walker being able to achieve what the wild rumors suggested on Wednesday.  But after the past year does any one among my readers think that there exists any scenario that is no longer possible from the Republican Party?

Today Walker just shook his head and simply dismissed that he is at all considering, or would even seem to accept the Republican nomination, should the bombastic and unhinged Donald Trump continue to undermine the Republican Party.

With the national GOP convention set for July there is more than ample time for Trump to simply implode.  The past two weeks may have been among the worst his campaign has delivered to the nation.  Degrading a Republican governor of Hispanic descent and challenging the capability and judicial objectivity of a judge based on ethnicity makes the rumor mill surrounding a political coup in Cleveland all the more credible.

And that is where Scott Walker enters the picture.

Walker may be many things that liberals such as myself find politically unappealing.  But no one can say he does not have solid Mid-western values with a most welcoming set of old-fashioned manners.  I readily admit he is a nice man.  Following the steady stream of rude, demeaning, and politically bizarre statements from Trump makes Walker looks downright refreshing.  We have to admit that to be true.

Walker was matter of fact and low-key when he told reporters today that he is grounded here in Wisconsin.  Sure we have heard that before and there is no reason to take him at his word, but given how Trump would have used such a question to inflate himself did it not seem nice to have Walker act with a dose of humility?

I am completely committed to being governor.  If I run another campaign in the future, it’ll be running for re-election for governor in 2018, and I won’t make a decision on that until after the elections and after the budget. But that would be the only campaign I’d consider in the future.

Who knows what happens on the convention floor.  The more political theater that develops from the GOP civil war the better show it will be for politicos such as myself.     But for now Walker takes the rumors in stride and shows how different he is from Trump by being low-key and even-keeled.

Which is exactly the type of possible candidate and nominee the GOP may be seeking out following the disaster they now have center stage.  

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 8, 2016 9:40 PM

    I don’t have to admit it. And I won’t.

  2. June 8, 2016 6:47 PM

    But I did say “Walker may be many things that liberals such as myself find politically unappealing”….I just think the nation is very sick of the tone from Trump and that was my point.

  3. Solly permalink
    June 8, 2016 6:20 PM

    “he does not have solid Mid-western values with a most welcoming set of old-fashioned manners. I readily admit he is a nice man” Yes, he “divided and conquered,” “dropped the bomb” and cut thousands of people off of life saving health care in the good ol’ Wisconsin Nice way. A better characterization would be that Walker has the skills of a career politician while Trump has the ego of a narcissistic meglomaniac and doesn’t have the skills to hide it.

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