After having read an advance of a blog that is scheduled to be released at 8am MST tomorrow, GOP hopeful Scott Walker has decided he’s had enough and is dropping out of the race for the White House. Walker becomes the second person to bail on his presidential aspirations, following former Texas Governor Rick Perry.
While I really didn’t think Walker would be the NEXT candidate to drop out, it was painfully obvious after his debate performance on CNN that he really wasn’t the candidate everyone that (and hoped?) that he was. With Walker leaving the race, there are now 15 candidates still vying for the GOP top spot. That, by the way, is still about four too many for everyone to fit on the same stage in the next debate. But it does open up a spot at the big boy’s (and girl’s) table, as Walker had been in the top 10 in both debates.
What that means is probably Lindsay Graham will be moving onto the big stage for the next go around, or they’ll drop back to only 10, leaving Graham, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, and Rick Santorum in the undercard.
Walker had been a front-runner in Iowa until Donald Trump entered the race, and from that moment on, Walker slowly lost momentum, like a leaky baloon losing all of its helium and dropping to the floor. I do give Walker a lot of credit. He realized that it wasn’t going to be him, and he decided to stop wasting time and money, and get back to what he has done best for the last several years, namely lead the good people of Wisconsin.
With Walker out of the race, that leaves New Jersey governor Chris Christie; former Florida governor, Jeb Bush; Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal; former New York governor George Pataki; Ohio governor John Kasich; and former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore as the only remaining GOP candidates with executive political experience. Both Donald Trump, and Carly Fiorina have executive leadership experience as well, heading up large companies.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!