Presidential candidate Walker suspends bid for the Republican nomination for President after falling less than 1% in the CNN/ORC poll and donor funding dries up.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
September 21, 2015
Madison, WI – On Monday, as first reported by Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) that the Walker campaign would end, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) just after 5:00 p.m. announced that he decided to suspend his bid for the Republican nomination for president in 2016 after falling to less 1% in the CNN/ORC Republican poll. Also, unable to collect donations and the donor funds for the Walker campaign just dried out after the GOP members around the country rejected him after flip-flopping on immigration reform and other issues.
Walker just couldn’t convince conservative American voters that he was the right person to lead the country. His anti-immigrant policies in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) corruption scandal of awarding $124.4M of taxpayer funds to failed companies and unable to conduct a review of staff and accountability of those companies added to his failed presidential campaign. The Walker administration including Wisconsin Lieutenant Rebecca Kleefish (R) and the Republican controlled legislature were criticized for not adequately funding the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) that helps provide funds for the Latino and Afro-American communities development in Milwaukee.
Walker and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development inability to surpass the first quarter in 2011 job creation and employment statistics of 1.9% position of 17 nationally in the last four years didn’t help his campaign, stats were reported by the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. Wisconsin recent position only reached the 30 position at 1.7% in the first quarter of 2015, not surpassing the 2011 job creation and putting people back to work stats.
Walker’s deception of providing jobs as promised in 2011 and just reaching more than half of his promise to create 250,000 jobs on his first term fell short. Walker failed as a job creator nationally and doesn’t support equal pay for women.
Walker attempted to call for an end to federal workers unions, but failed to gain any support and working conservative Americans rejected him.
In the spotlight too is Reverend Joe Angel Medina, chairman of the Wisconsin Assembly of Conservative Hispanics, a political GOP group. Medina is being criticized by fellow Latino Republicans and the Wisconsin Hispanic community for standing with Walker’s anti-immigrant stand, no in-state tuition for DREAMers, no driver licenses for the undocumented immigrants, Walker as a plaintiff to a Texas federal lawsuit to stop DACA/DAPA to legalize DREAMERS including their parents and Walker’s belief that children born in the U.S. from undocumented parents should not be entitled to a citizenship birthright.
Editor’s note: Governor Walker in Wisconsin evaded questions about his political views, but when he entered in the national level, he had to answer to questions and his incompetance, lack of knowledge of issues and ignorance of the plight of working people including the absence of a living wage in the state was noticed by American voters.
News video: WI Governor Scott Walker (R) in Madison ends bid for U.S. President https://youtu.be/5K-ojqS5ndY
Liz Mair, a former digital media strategist for the Walker campaign in her own perspective on Monday explained with multiple tweets why Walker failed in his bid for president after he suspended the campaign. (Click on image to enlarge)
Walker’s speech to end campaign for the Republican nomination for president
As a kid, I was drawn to Ronald Reagan because he was a Republican and a conservative. But most of all, I admired him because of his eternal optimism in the American people.
That thought came into my head when we were all standing at the Reagan Library last Wednesday. President Reagan was good for America because he was an optimist.
Sadly, the debate taking place in the Republican party today is not focused on that optimistic view of America. Instead, it has drifted into personal attacks.
In the end, I believe that voters want to be for something and not against someone. Instead of talking about how bad things are, we want to hear about how we can make them better for everyone.
We need to get back to the basics of our party:
We are the party that believes that people create jobs – not the government – and the best way to grow the economy is to get the government out of the way and build it from the ground up.
We are the party that believes that the way to measure success in government is by how many people are no longer dependent on the government – because we ultimately believe in the dignity of work.
We are the party that believes that a strong military leads to peace through strength and that will protect our children and future generations – we believe that good will triumph over evil.
We are the party that believes in the American people – and not the federal government.
These ideas will help us win the election next fall and – more importantly – these ideas will help make our country great again.
To refocus the debate will require leadership. While I was sitting in church yesterday, the pastor’s words reminded me that the Bible is full of stories about people who were called to be leaders in unusual ways.
Today, I believe that I am being called to lead by helping to clear the race so that a positive conservative message can rise to the top of the field. With that in mind, I will suspend my campaign immediately.
I encourage other Republican presidential candidates to consider doing the same so the voters can focus on a limited number of candidates who can offer a positive conservative alternative to the current frontrunner. This is fundamentally important to the future of the party and – ultimately – to the future of our country.
This is a difficult decision as so many wonderful people stepped up to support our efforts. Tonette and I are so very thankful for the many outstanding volunteers and the excellent staff who helped us throughout the campaign. You have become like family to us.
And speaking of family, I want to personally thank my wife Tonette – who has been a rock – as well as our amazing sons Matt and Alex. I thank my parents, my brother David and his family – and all of our other family and friends for their love and support.
Most of all, I want to thank God for His abundant grace. Win or lose, it is more than enough for any of us.