Sunday, March 01, 2015

Recommended Reading

Scott Walker first came to national prominence a few years ago when, in his role as Wisconsin's newly-minted Republican governor, he took on the public employee unions, much to the ire of progressives and much to the acclaim of his ideological fellows. Now, that alone doesn't seem like enough to hang a presidential campaign on, especially given the generally abysmal state of Wisconsin's economy in the aftermath of his draconian agenda. Nonetheless, in an indication of how barren the GOP cupboard currently is, Walker is the putative frontrunner for the 2016 Republican nod following a direct appeal to the base at this week's CPAC conference. Ah, but not so fast, says Matt Taibbi, who argues that a Walker nomination would be the kind of thing Democrats dream of. Read here for the why.

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