“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.