Scott Walker today has joined Texas Gov. Rick Perry as prominent Republican candidates for President that have dropped out of the running. After starting off as a top contender, often viewed as the biggest opposition to former front-runner Jeb Bush, Walker’s prospects have steadily and substantially fallen.
Scott Walker to drop out of Republican presidential race: http://t.co/zzPA2J5kl6
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) September 21, 2015
The Associated Press reacted today in their article “Wisconsin’s Walker exits ’16 race with harsh words for Trump,” detailing that “Walker, 47, tried to appeal to religious conservatives, tea party conservatives and the more traditional GOP base. He tried to cast himself as an unintimidated conservative fighter who had a record of victories in a state that hasn’t voted Republican for president since 1984. Like Perry, however, Walker found little room for such a message in a race dominated by Trump.”
MORE: Sources tell AP that Wis. Gov. Scott Walker is set to announce his withdrawal from GOP presidential race: http://t.co/j5GsTVG3ak
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 21, 2015
Few would have predicted that Perry and Walker would be the first two candidates to drop out of the race
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) September 21, 2015
If you'd have told me 3 months ago that Scott Walker would drop out before George Pataki…
— Luke Brinker (@LukeBrinker) September 21, 2015
The political scramble is well underway.
Wow, Walker is openly making his exit a plea for others to drop out to consolidate against Trump
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) September 21, 2015
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 21, 2015
Rubio camp moves in… http://t.co/BWvo70REc6
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) September 21, 2015
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) September 21, 2015
Guess he can go back to terrorizing teachers in Wisconsin. Good effort, Gov. Walker, I will sincerely miss your lack of presence both in the debates and seemingly in your own faculties.