The Daily Beast has an article on how Scott Walker’s rivals plan on taking him down.
Not his Democratic rivals. We know what they do. KOCH. JOHN DOE. KOCH. KOCH. RIGHT-WING. HATES TEACHERS. KOCH. NOT HAHVAHD. KOCH. WOULD KILL YOUR PUPPY IF COULD. KOCH.
No, his Republican rivals, How the Other Candidates Plan to Kill Scott Walker’s Candidacy:
The Daily Beast spoke with strategists working with each of Walker’s top rivals to the Republican nomination, granting those who requested it anonymity in order to speak freely about how they are sizing up the field’s first leader….
“The question for him is, ‘Is he ready for prime time,’ ” said a top strategist to one Walker rival. “He has always been a little cocky, and you are starting to see that being governor of Wisconsin doesn’t necessarily prepare you for storm of a national campaign.”
But much to his rivals consternation, Walker’s poll numbers rose among Republicans in the days after those miscues, as they brought him both name recognition and a sense among Republican primary voters that the liberal media was out to get him.
Republican operatives say they are just beginning to pour over his record from a decade in the State Assembly, eight years as county executive of the relatively liberal Milwaukee county executive and four runs for governor, including an aborted attempt in 2005 and a failed recall attempt in 2012…
“This is a guy who has literally been in elective office his entire adult life,” said a strategist for one rival campaign. “He has made his living off the government sector, the taxpayer. He has never really, to my knowledge, had any kind of serious existence outside of the public sector.”
Blah. Blah. Blah.
Walker survived Wisconsin’s long, strange trip:
Police insurrections. Palace guards. Catch a Senator contests. Doctors behaving badly. Massive national solidarity protests which weren’t. Identity theft as political theater. Shark jumping. Legislators who run away to other states. Bus bang bangs. Protesters locking their heads to metal railings and pretending to walk like Egyptians. Beer attacks. Canoe flotillas. (alleged) Judicial chokeholds. Tears falling on Che Guevara t-shirts at midnight. Endless recalls. And recounts. Communications Directors making threats. Judges who think they are legislators (well, I’ll grant you that one is common). V-K Day. Hole-y warriors. Cities named Speculation and Conjecture.
And the funniest blog headline so far: First They Came For The Right To Retire After 30 Years On Full Salary With COLAs
Walker slayed the Union Dragon in Wisconsin. He has street cred.
His rivals are going to have to do a lot better than something along the line of “when Walker was in the state assembly he voted for such and such.”
His rivals are going to have to show us what they have done that matches that.
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