Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Here are the latest poll averages from RealClear Politics: Here’s the bad news for Marco Rubio from the FiveThirtyEight blog: According to our polls-only forecast, Rubio has a 42 percent chance of finishing in at least second (Donald Trump has a 77 percent chance of finishing first). That leaves a 58 percent chance of Rubio […]

One debate down. How did Governor Scott Walker do? He did fine. Walker answered every question capably. He looked competent. He even got in a few zingers at Hillary Clinton. No, Walker didn’t dominate the debate, nor did he mix it up with any of the other candidates. On the other hand, none of them […]

Over at RightWisconsin, I actually second-guessed my column that appeared in today’s Waukesha Freeman. Maybe Americans want a jerk to be president. There’s no denying Trump is a complete jerk. Oh, there’s another word to describe Trump, but this is a relatively family-friendly website. We’ll settle for jerk, “an unlikable person; especially : one who […]

Waukesha Freeman August 6, 2015 Page A6 Opinion Walker will be the anti-Trump in tonight’s debate And so the 2016 presidential campaign begins. Tonight, 10 Republican contenders for president will gather in Cleveland for a (loosely defined) debate. Among them will be Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a leading contender in the race. Also among them […]

Waukesha Freeman Page A5 Opinion 7/16/15 Were you there? Walker making history with White House bid Were you there? Were you at the Waukesha Expo to possibly see history in the making? Did you brave the crowd and the heat? Did you stand in line, hoping you arrived early enough to get in? Monday’s announcement […]

In his syndicated column, Jonah Goldberg questions whether Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is ready for “prime time,” and suggests that he better get ready. Walker’s defenders, and they are legion, will tell you that he never planned on being a top-tier candidate this soon. It’s a sign of his broad appeal, the grass-roots hostility to […]

Jonah Goldberg understands the secret of Governor Scott Walker’s sudden front-runner status: The big deal is the vanilla factor (which sounds like a terribly boring spy novel). According to the Register story that accompanied the poll, 51 percent of caucus-goers want an “anti-establishment candidate without a lot of ties to Washington or Wall Street who […]

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Governor Scott Walker fired up the crowd today at the 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit. He told the story of the Act 10 protests, government reforms, defunding Planned Parenthood, passing voter ID, and passing concealed carry. He also admitted a mistake he made when shopping at Kohl’s Department Store. The theme for Walker’s speech was “If […]

Waukesha Freeman January 15, 2015 Page A6 Opinion Scott Walker’s STATE OF THE STATE for an Iowa audience Governor Scott Walker’s State of the State address was shorter than normal. In less than a half-hour, Walker managed to say they cut taxes, grew jobs, improved the schools, helped disabled people and “Go Packers!” I actually […]