Scott Walker to quit the race

By Tom Quiner

Scott Walker’s standing in the polls has plummeted, perhaps a victim of the “Trump effect.”

According to the New York Times:

Scott Walker

Scott Walker

“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.

Mr. Walker called a news conference in Madison at 6 p.m. Eastern time.

“The short answer is money,” said a supporter of Mr. Walker’s who was briefed on the decision. “He’s made a decision not to limp into Iowa.”

Governor Walker was a good candidate, but not a great one. In a talent-rich Republican field, you have to be great this year if you’re going to have a chance.



  1. oarubio on September 21, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Unfortunately, the much-less-than-great have won the White House five of the last ten elections.

  2. abcinsc on September 21, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    The Establishment is trying to consolidate around one or two candidates; and they won’t be outsiders Fiorina or Carson. Watch Bush and Rubio… they are the Establishment’s main men.

    • quinersdiner on September 21, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      I do think they’re the two to beat.

  3. stevegreer1 on September 22, 2015 at 2:22 am

    I certainly hope Carson stands firm against the backlash he is getting after his remarks on Muslims. I do, however, find it telling that the same people who are calling for his head for saying that he doesn’t believe a Muslim should be President are the very same ones who in 2012 were saying Romney shouldn’t be POTUS because of his Mormon faith. The hypocrisy of the left shines through yet again.
    Let no man or woman dare say that we are not under attack for our belief in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

    • quinersdiner on September 22, 2015 at 9:13 am

      Very good point, Steve. Thanks for sharing it.