Elections can be hard on people and more hard on friendships if they are any. Believe me I am not saying both the GOP frontrunner Donald Trump was friends with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker but he did wish him well as the rumors circulated on social media that Walker was leaving the race.
I got to know @ScottWalker well—he’s a very nice person and has a great future.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 21, 2015
I never expected Walker to drop out so early but I do understand.
The announcement marked a dramatic fall for Walker, who was struggling to generate money and enthusiasm after surging into the race’s top tier earlier in the year. Many will say he got in the race too late and if hands were being counted, I would raise mine.
He will return to his job as governor of Wisconsin, where his term runs through 2018.
Before he left he had these words and you will see he had some pointed at Trump:
Today, I believe that I am being called to lead by helping to clear the field in this race so that a positive conservative message can rise to the top,” Walker said in a news conference. “I encourage other Republican presidential candidates to consider doing the same so the voters can focus on a limited number of candidates who can offer a positive conservative alternative to the current front-runner.“
Walker also said that is “fundamentally important to the future of the party and more importantly to the future of our country.”
If Walker is out, then there is no reason for Pataki, Graham, Santorum, Gilmore, Jindal, Paul, Huckabee to be in either. I think there’s a clear Top 8 at this point that have gained any traction whatsoever, and beyond that, there’s a Top 5 field above that.
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