The latest Republican establishment rat to jump ship on supporting Donald Trump is Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. The lord of the cheeseheads and failed presidential candidate joined the great Gonzalo Curiel revolt by saying to hell with party unity on Wednesday. Walker was at one time on the very short list of contenders to duel Hillary for the ultimate prize but once the debates began it was obvious that he wasn’t ready for prime time and would have been an unmitigated disaster outside of America’s dairyland.
As reported by Politico “Walker backs away from endorsing Trump”:
Faced with mounting controversies surrounding his party’s nominee for president, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is backing away from his pledge to support Donald Trump.
In an interview with Madison, Wisconsin’s WKOW, Walker, who dropped out of the GOP race in September 2015, lamented the general-election matchup between presumptive nominees Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.
It’s just sad in America that we have such poor choices right now,” he said.
Walker, who endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the Wisconsin primary, had previously pledged to support the Republican nominee “whoever that is,” arguing that any GOP candidate would be preferable to Clinton. On Tuesday, however, the Wisconsin governor seemed less certain of his ability to back Trump, pointing to the candidate’s accusations of bias against a Hispanic judge especially troubling.
An endorsement from Walker however would be insincere anyway given how hard that he worked to undermine the presumptive nominee in the Wisconsin primary back in April. The establishment threw every resource available into the fray and Walker mobilized his formidable local political machine in a last ditch effort to erect a firewall between Trump and control of the party. The Cheesehead mafia celebrated when they pulled it off but then the Donald ran off a devastating series of wins to all but clinch the nomination and humiliate Walker and the party elite.
It could be that Walker has visions of sweeping into what is once again looking to be a brokered convention in Cleveland next month as the savior after radio host Hugh Hewitt called for a rules change to deny the nomination to Trump. A Walker-Ryan ticket would be a dream for insiders and a wet dream for lobbyists although it would be stomped into pulp by Hillary Clinton come November.