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Scott Walker borrows a page from Michele Bachmann

May 29, 2013 5:00 am  •  Cap Times editorial

When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker traveled to Iowa last week to gin up talk about a possible 2016 presidential run, he borrowed a page from Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann….

….He thanked Iowans for their support in Wisconsin’s 2012 recall election, which sort of made sense, as Walker’s campaign was heavily funded with out-of-state money. Of course, most of that money came from states like Texas and California and Florida. But Iowa did its part….

….Iowa caucus-goers may be amused by local links. But they ultimately are interested in positions and track records. And Walker will, ultimately, have to explain why the policies he has implemented in Wisconsin have failed so dismally to renew the state’s economy. Wisconsin under Walker has dropped from a No. 11 ranking for job creation to a No. 44 ranking. That puts Wisconsin behind Iowa and all of its neighboring states on what a lot of voters think is the primary measure of a governor – and, presumably, a presidential candidate….

That left a mark.

A sign along U.S. 151 in Wisconsin, on the way to Iowa.

There are just as many signs and bumper stickers still visible in Wisconsin berating Scott Walker (r) as those that support him. That would make the Wisconsin Governor a polarizing political figure. And the perfect republican nominee for President.

Somehow I don’t think we’ll be seeing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (r) schmoozing Iowa voters at the Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola this September. That ain’t his crowd.