Brewtown Politico

Carrying a little stick and speaking loudly in Milwaukee


Negative publicity too much for Walker to overcome.

According to James Rowen, Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker's campaign for governor is already losing momentum more than a year out from the election. From the column:

Walker will have been at the reins as Milwaukee County executive for four years by the time the 2006 gubernatorial campaign is in full swing. It is a job that he ran for aggressively, so continuing to blame the failed Ament administration for his problems, or failing to find innovative solutions, won't be good enough.

Voters will want to know what has he done to fix these problems, and the answer right now is, "well, not much." That's not a plan either for a successful run for governor or service as the county's top official.

It's far too early to count Walker out. He's an experienced politician who knows how to grab headlines with stories like the mismanagement of the public museum. However, he's going to have to give voters out-state more evidence that he deserves to be the Republican nominee.


At 6/15/2005 02:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He will overcome all of that by being telegenic as compared to Doyle and having loads of bucks from out of state Republicans to add to his in state war chest. And in the process, he will destroy the museum as a museum, hoping no one will notice that while they can still stroll the Streets of Old Milwaukee, there is no "there" there anymore.


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