Whether you like Scott Walker or not, the fact that he has finally formally announced he is running for president is a historical event for Wisconsin.
But as is the normal for Walker, he couldn't do carry out this carefully choreographed event without a blunder.
One of the most striking ones to come out is that he had Wisconsin State Representative Mandela Barnes (D-Milwaukee) escorted out of the event before his announcement. In Barnes' own words, from his Facebook page:
So I go to the Scott Walker rally, and as soon as I get in the door, a volunteer zeroes in on me to ask if I was alone and if I would like to stand on-stage. Now this could have been my moment for comedic/ironic gold, but I kindly declined. Then a few minutes later, I was pointed out by a staff person who recognized who I was and asked me to leave. I went from the top to the bottom before I even knew it. I was like a sore thumb and it brought about two distinctly different interactions, lol.
Oh, did I forget to mention that besides being a terrific guy and one helluva a legislator, Barnes is African American?
I guess Walker isn't planning on running to represent all Americans, just the
white right ones.