Scott Walker, the sometimes outspoken and sometimes mum conservative governor of Wisconsin, is proving to have the common sense to be the Republican’s best bet in 2016 for a presidential run. First and foremost, unlike most other Republicans, he is smart enough to shut his mouth and avoid being damagingly quoted in the future on sensitive topics. While he may cause a momentary stir by not commenting on certain topics, his silence will not destroy him any time in the future. As NBC pointed out on Monday, Walker has refused to comment on several sensitive issues recently.
Those issues of which Walker has wisely chosen to not comment include whether President Barack Obama is a Christian as well as whether or not he supports Rudy Giuliani during Giuliani’s media-laden controversy. The liberal press is beyond itself with irritation that Walker won’t fall into their trap of commenting on these controversial issues. While other Republicans are quick to say that Obama is obviously Christian, Walker is stating common sense – which annoys the liberal media to no end. Walker states the obvious, common sense answer. He asserts that if the press wants to know if President Obama is Christian, they should be asking him and not asking other persons. Such logic peeves the media because they want a solid quote on the topic from the top-rated Republican. Yet, Walker refuses to give one.
Also, the press has been trying to corner Gov. Walker into commenting about Rudy Giuliani’s controversy. Giuliani said recently that Obama is not patriotic. Again, Walker is refusing to join in on the media’s firestorm as it looks for Republicans to trash one of their politicians. Walker simply refuses to comment on the topic. Obviously, it’s Walker’s constitutional as well as God-given right not to comment on any topic – including commenting on the president’s religious leanings.
Regardless of the topic, the liberal media continues to look and, unfortunately, find Republicans who can be duped into criticizing superstars in their own political party – superstars such as Giuliani. Yet, Walker stands pretty much alone in refusing to fall into the media’s trap of getting Republicans to trash their own.
Also worth noting, why is it that the media continues to hound Giuliani and Walker when there is so much hounding that could be done on the other side of the political aisle? The uncomfortable news stories about Vice President Joe Biden fell flat after a day because the liberal media simply chose not to headline something that makes the vice president look incredibly bad. As one may recall, Joe Biden’s uninvited hands were on yet another female in public. And what about the story that got buried about Hillary and Bill Clinton’s connections to questionable characters in the past several days? These stories are not only hard to find on the day they surface, but become invisible as days pass. The Republicans don’t have that luxury in current America – and it is obviously not equal treatment for all. The media is more interested in whether Scott Walker thinks President Obama is a Christian than reporting on where Vice President Joe Biden’s hands have uninvitedly been. No poll is needed to tell which story more Americans are interested in reading about.
Another recent media firestorm has been the wave of media stories about presidents and their education – or lack, thereof. Again, these stories are only headlines because they are intended to shine a dim light on a Republican. Scott Walker does not have a college degree, and the media has done an excellent job of making sure everyone knows by making this a headline story. What’s interesting, however, is that 68 percent of Americans do not have a college degree. Therefore, the liberal media may find that insinuating that Walker is ill-equipped to be president because he doesn’t have a degree may be a very tough sell – and, in fact, it may backfire in their effort to destroy Walker. Many are starting to ask: Does a president necessarily need a college degree? Of course not. And, for those who believe a college degree is something a president should have, the question is: A degree in what? The bottom line is that Walker could become a great president just like many others among the 68 percent of Americans who don’t have a college degree.
Scott Walker needs to continue avoiding the liberal media’s trap and continue giving common sense answers to the media that is trying so very hard to trap him into saying something that will bite him at the ballot box in the future. The Washington Post, for example, tried so hard to make Walker’s non-committed comments a headline story, but the truth is: “I don’t know if Obama is a Christian” is a great answer. Again, as Walker insinuated, if the press wants to know about Obama’s religious leanings, they need to ask him – not the governor of a Midwestern state. It’s logical. Everyone knows it’s logical. And the liberal press can’t stand his common sense answers. Some – including some Democrats – are very impressed with Walker’s ability to deal with the irritated press who can’t trap him into bad responses to their incredibly stupid questions.