So Gov. Scott Walker is finding out that the level of media scrutiny and criticism is far greater as a potential Presidential candidate than it ever was as a state level candidate or official. Here’s the latest:
Over the weekend, Scott Walker was asked whether he thought President Obama was a Christian.
Here were his responses as quoted in the Washington Post.
“I don’t know,”
However, the problem for Walker is that he started with “I’m going to punt on that one.” That is the equivalent of telling a reporter “You’ve caught me with my pants down and we’ve both know you’ve got me.” That is always a bad answer for a politician because the “punt” word is so quotable. When you say you are “punting” you are using emotion, action, analogy and cliche. You are guaranteeing that reporters will quote you looking foolish-never a good thing for politicians.
While many conservatives and Republicans around the country have been impressed with Gov Scott Walker’s (no relation to me that I know of, though I do have relatives from Wisconsin) record in Wisconsin, the rap on him as a presidential candidate is that he has no “charisma.”