FILE - In this July 17, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Walker and fellow candidate Carly Fiorina and Scott Walker are to speak at gathering hosted by the conservative political donors Charles and David Koch. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File) (AP)

"He was 'Dead Man Walker' for the last two weeks": political analysts not surprised by Scott Walker's dropout

Maddow talks with Republican strategist Nicolle Wallace, and Beth Fouhy, senior editor for MSNBC.com


Asha Parker
September 22, 2015 7:26PM (UTC)

Scott Walker recently announced that he is dropping out of the 2016 presidential race — and political analysts say the news came as no surprise.

Though he has been doing better than some of his counterparts, his bracket seems to be too competitive for him, strategist Nicole Wallace said on Rachel Maddow's show last night. She went on to say that voters appear largely hungry for a candidate outside of the political establishment, explaining Donald Trump's and Ben Carson's surge in recent polls.

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"[Walker] has been an elected official all of his life," said MSNBC.com senior editor Beth Fouhy. "He tried to be an outsider but nobody bought it."

According to Wallace, though Walker initially seemed to have a well established campaign, he simply failed to gain any momentum.

"The unnamed thing about Scott Walker is that he is a black hole of charisma," added Maddow. "He only worked on paper."

Watch the conversation below:


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