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July 13, 2015

Scott "The Enigma" Walker Announcing Today He's Running For President

Nifty video.

Great message...I'm a conservative, I've won as conservative, I've governed as a conservative and I'll be a conservative President.

Awesome, right?

Here's the thing. The Scott Walker we all thought we knew from the union fights really hasn't been the Scott Walker who has spent 6 months running for President.

For many it started with the whole Liz Mair thing, which I defended him on but has continued on issues like immigration (he supported amnesty for years before suddenly opposing it), ethanol, etc.

And now his campaign aides can't keep their damn mouths shut about how conservative he really is.

That's why, according to Walker allies, he's going to pursue exactly the opposite strategy Romney used in 2012. Whereas Romney started in the middle and moved rightward throughout primary season, Walker is starting on the right and will shift toward the middle.

"You start in Iowa and lock up conservatives, because if you don't do that, none of the rest matters," said one longtime Walker adviser, who requested anonymity to discuss campaign strategy. "It's much easier to move from being a conservative to being a middle-of-the-road moderate later on."

The adviser added: "In Iowa, you see the beginnings of that. He's capturing that conservative wing first and foremost, and then moving from Iowa to the other states and bringing other voters into the fold."

A little free advice to Walker, find this person and publicly execute them.

I want to believe that Walker is the "Better Liar" I've been looking for...the die-hard conservative who campaigns like a moderate all the soccer moms can swoon over.

But for a guy whose sales pitch is supposedly authentic conservatism on steroids, he just seems slippery.

He could be the greatest thing ever or another moderate who will sell us out in a heartbeat. I just don't know. The rule of thumb is if you can't spot the sucker at the poker table, it's you. I get the feeling conservatives going all in on Walker might be the suckers.

We'll see.


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