Walker’s Already Fundraising on “Foolish” Comment

hey sure move fast these days. Friends of Scott Walker just sent out a fundraising email citing President Barack Obama’s suggestion that revoking a nuclear deal with Iran would be “foolish,” and something Walker might reconsider “after he’s taken some time to bone up on foreign policy.” Walker has leaned heavily on antagonizing the national political press, stories about his professed dog allergy, and, as of late, criticism from a not-very-popular president. “Today’s attack only proves that Governor Walker faces attacks at every turn,” says today’s appeal, “from foes in Wisconsin AND Washington.” Earlier today, team Walker released a rhapsodic statement…

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They sure move fast these days. Friends of Scott Walker just sent out a fundraising email citing President Barack Obama’s suggestion that revoking a nuclear deal with Iran would be “foolish,” and something Walker might reconsider “after he’s taken some time to bone up on foreign policy.”

Walker has leaned heavily on antagonizing the national political press, stories about his professed dog allergy, and, as of late, criticism from a not-very-popular president.

“Today’s attack only proves that Governor Walker faces attacks at every turn,” says today’s appeal, “from foes in Wisconsin AND Washington.”

Earlier today, team Walker released a rhapsodic statement from the prospective candidate:

It has been six frustrating and heartbreaking years with President Obama, but Americans’ hope is still intact. As I travel across Wisconsin and the country, I see our optimistic spirit everywhere I go. Let me assure you … the things that made America great in the past will make us even greater in the future. We must be brave and have faith.

Walker, inexperienced on the national stage, is something of an easy target for Obama, but he also has much to gain from an occasional swipe by the president. With Rand Paul’s announcement, Walker will have to work harder than ever to legitimize his dangerously parochial brand of kitchen-table gravitas for a national audience.

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Matt has written for Milwaukee Magazine since 2006, when he was a lowly intern. Since then, he’s held the posts of assistant news editor and, most recently, senior editor. He’s lived in South Carolina, Tennessee, Connecticut, Iowa, and Indiana but mostly in Wisconsin. He wants to do more fishing but has a hard time finding worms. For the magazine, Matt has written about city government, schools, religion, coffee roasters and Congress.