How do you know that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has taken at least temporary custody of frontrunner status in the race for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016? Beyond, of course, the polls that show him rocketing to the front of the pack in critical early primary states like Iowa? The political press is coming down hard on him and his nascent campaign.
After three unambiguous statewide victories in a Democratic state in just four years, Scott Walker is thoroughly vetted. If there were skeletons in his closet, the media and the myriad opposition researchers scrutinizing his past would have found them by now.
...So, the press has taken a keen interest in catching Walker in unflattering moments or making hash out of otherwise minor controversies... You will perhaps not be surprised to learn that Walker has disqualified himself from serving as the President of the United States twice in less than one week, at least according to the Beltway media ... When the Wisconsin governor was inexplicably asked by The Washington Post whether or not he believed that Barack Obama was a Christian, Walker stepped on a landmine when he answered, “I don’t know.”
Back in the little land I like to call "the part of America not in D.C.", Walker's comments are of no import whatsoever.
That is not the case for three questions every Democrat presidential candidate must be forced to answer, as suggested by William A. Jacobson.
1. Should Joe Biden stop touching women without consent?
2. Is Elizabeth Warren Native American?
Our current VP is a serial groper, and the 2016 frontrunner takes Al Jazeera's funny money under the table. No question material there!— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) February 21, 2015
3. Is it okay that Bill Clinton participated in [sex/orgy] vacations with a pedophile?
Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein flew Bill Clinton to his private sex island b/c he owed Bill "a favor." Nobody asks Hillary about that.— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) February 21, 2015
I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for some intrepid reporter (pah!) to broach one of these completely valid and legitimate questions. Instead, we'll have to brace ourselves for more faux controversies as Scott Walker answers "I don't know" to a series of questions about the opinions voiced by other people.
Hat tip: BadBlue News.