CNN's Dana bash twisted Governor Scott Walker up into pretzels by asking him to clarify his ever changing positions.
July 19, 2015

"Walker is making Romney look like the model of consistency,"-- Craig Robinson, the former political director of the Iowa Republican Party.

Scott "have it both ways" Walker had a very tough time being interviewed by CNN's Dana Bash while driving around on his RV. Bash, who's been a reporter for a long time and is not known as a bomb thrower made Walker squirm so much in this interview, I was reminded of a certain Sarah Palin interview with Katie Couric. All she did was ask him to clarify his ever changing positions on simple topics like Gay leaders in the Boy Scouts, immigration reform and the Iran nuke deal. I've never seen a presidential candidate refuse to make clear his positions except when he had to do with legal matters and instead he said he tried to fluff it off by saying: "I don't have an opinion on every single issue out there." That's not going to fly as a presidential candidate.

His first position on the Boy Scouts issue was that he felt the ban was correct on gays and then he switched it to he was only protecting gays because of the political controversy this issue was causing and he wanted to spare them the heartache. When Bash told him he still hadn't answered the question, he then said it was up to the Boys Scouts to ultimately make that decision.

The Wisconsin governor said he supports the current ban that keeps openly gay leaders out of the organization but that he believes the Boy Scouts, not government, should ultimately be able to decide that kind of policy.

Bash and Walker spoke aboard Walker's RV, traveling through Iowa. Earlier in the week Walker told reporters that the Boy Scouts should keep the ban on gay leaders because the policy "protected children."

His campaign later released a statement saying he meant protecting Scouts from the media debate.

"I'm not talking about personal protection. I'm talking about, for me, the reason why I didn't have a problem with it is I just think it pulls Scouting into a whole larger political and cultural debate, as opposed to just saying Scouting is about camping and citizenship and merit badges and service awards, instead of pulling all these other issues out there. And I was just hoping that they could stay focused on that, that's all," said Walker, who is an Eagle Scout.

When pressed about whether that means he is for or against the ban, at first the governor said that's "up to the people who run the places."

Reminded that presidents of the United States are actually honorary presidents of Boy Scouts of America, Walker responded that he would have "plenty much more significant issues to deal with as president."

"From a domestic and foreign policy and national security standpoint, the one thing people find unique, I guess, whether you like it or not, is that I actually answer questions people ask me," Walker added.

With that opening, pressed again, Walker suggested he believes the ban on gay scout leaders is the right policy.

"I thought the policy was just fine. I'm saying when I was in Scouts, it was fine. You're asking what should the policy be going forward. It should be left up to the leaders of the Scouts," said Walker.

As a Christian Conservative politician , he refused to answer if being gay was a choice and instead deflected that out of hand because he didn't want to put his real thoughts out there. However, if he's being questioned at a religious right conference, he may have to be more forth coming. He's trying to separate himself from Ted Cruz on this issue, but he can't hide his true feelings for too much longer.

He also was out of his depth when discussing the new Iran Nuke deal and took the party line of "it's a bad deal." He didn't understand Bash's next question about sanctions against Iran and bash had to explain it to him.

He obviously thinks America's sanctions against Iran have been happening in a vacuum - by ourselves, but we need the rest of our foreign allies to participate or else they would be useless. After Dana, embarrassingly explained this all to him, he still stuck to his guns and said the US sanctions would still have an impact on Iran.


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