September 22, 2015
Another one bites the dust.
Is it really going to end up as Trump vs. that Black guy?
This would be incredibly symbolic, wouldn’t it?
In a shock announcement that called for a “positive, conservative alternative” to Donald Trump, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker announced on Monday that he was suspending his presidential campaign – once a leading bid for Republicans to recapture the White House.
At a news conference in Madison on Monday, less than one week after a limp debate performance failed to revive interest in his candidacy, Walker essentially called on his fellow Republicans to gang up on the real-estate mogul to “clear the field”, which has now shrunk to 15.
“Today, I believe that I am being called to lead by helping to clear the field in this race so that a positive conservative message can rise to the top,” Walker said. “With this in mind, I am suspending my campaign immediately.”
Walker encouraged other candidates to do the same, “so that voters can focus on a limited number of candidates who can offer a positive, conservative alternative to the current frontrunner”.
The governor said he admired former President Ronald Reagan “because of his eternal optimism” but “sadly, the debate taking place in the Republican party today, is not focused on that optimistic view of America. Instead, it is focused on personal attacks.
“We need to get back to the basics of our party,” he said.
“And I need to get back to watching my wife and her new boyfriend, Tyrone,” he added with a wink.
I got to know @ScottWalker well—he’s a very nice person and has a great future.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 21, 2015
2016 Republican Primary Morning Consult Poll was just released. TRUMP 32, CARSON 12, BUSH 11, FIORINA 6, RUBIO 5, CRUZ 5. Taken after debate
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2015