Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin has concluded he no longer has a path to the Republican presidential nomination and plans to drop out of the 2016 campaign, according to three Republicans familiar with his decision, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
This is reminiscent of Rick Perry’s precipitous fall in the last primary. He entered the race atop the polls, and rode that position until the debates started.
We can lament the role television plays in our electoral process, but that won’t change its current impact. Walker, to put it mildly, laid an egg in both debates. He wasn’t quite the train wreck that post-surgery, medicated Rick Perry was in 2011, but the damage was similar. Two governors who handle their business well at home didn’t handle it on the bigger, televised stage.
America takes a hit from that.