Scott Walker Leaves the Race
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From the RightWhat Walker's Departure Means for GOP Field
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a once rising star of the GOP presidential pack, has dropped out of the race. Now the field is scrambling to re-align.
From the CenterWhy Scott Walker's supernova campaign burned out
By the time Scott Walker dropped out of the 2016 presidential race Monday, few in the political world were surprised.
From the LeftScott Walker never stood a chance: Why this awkward, Koch-backed midwesterner was outrageously overrated
About a year and a half ago, I wrote a piece here about a phenomenon I called The Great Whitebread Hope, which is an ongoing Republican establishment fantasy of electing an upper-midwestern “reformer” in the LaFollete tradition who can bring together all the disparate factions of the party and offer up an image of respectable, mature, pragmatic leadership (and incidentally pick up some badly needed electoral votes from somewhere).