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Mon Aug 31, 2015, 06:56 PM


Paul Fanlund (Madison Cap Times "The incredible shrinking candidacy of Scott Walker"

It's an excellent and hope-affirming read. From the column:

Walker’s free fall is certainly not all Trump’s doing. Walker’s performance at the Cleveland debate had journalists scrambling for a thesaurus to find variations on “dull,” “bland” and “boring.”

For Walker, the hard truth is not only that he lacks the gravitas to back up his preferred tone of bravado, but also that he seems to lack the, um, intellectual agility needed to hold up under a presidential spotlight.

In mid-July, I interviewed Axelrod to preview his appearance for a charity fundraiser in Madison and asked him about Walker. His words then sound prescient: “Presidential politics is like pole-vaulting,” he said. “Each time you clear a bar, it gets raised. The scrutiny becomes more intense as you go on. The glib answers you can get by with early don’t work later. Your record is evaluated by a much harsher standard. We’ll see how he fares.” Axelrod spoke a bit more colorfully at the Orpheum Theater fundraiser in describing the vulnerability of an underqualified politician seeking higher office: “The higher a monkey climbs a pole, the more you can see his ass.”

It is still early, but we’re seeing plenty.

Take five minutes and read the rest at: http://host.madison.com/opinion/columnists/paul-fanlund-the-incredible-shrinking-candidacy-of-scott-walker/article_76279f13-22de-59d7-a8c2-cbbf4aa7a61f.html

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Mon Aug 31, 2015, 08:28 PM

1. Walker's all ass.


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