employees. (I just didn't see how busting the unions could be good for the middle class; unions created the middle class.)
Now while I'll concede that I've underestimated Walker's popularity in Wisconsin, I can't help agreeing with this assessment from Rick Ungar in Forbes (my emphasis):
Here is the reality—as I’ve been saying for longer than I can
remember, Scott Walker is a mediocre county executive who has risen far
beyond his talents.
The very notion that he brings the gravitas and talent required to
assume the mantle of the President of the United States and leader of
the Free World reveals just how low the expectations of many Americans
Ungar's right: the office of President of the United States requires a truly exceptional person (like Barack Obama). And my impression of Walker is that he just doesn't meet that description.
P. S. I will tell you this: I've been to Wisconsin a lot -- a lot. (My wife is from Milwaukee.) And no one I've ever talked to up there is neutral on the guy -- they either love him or hate him. So if what the Republicans want is a divisive nominee in 2016, they need look no further than Walker.