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Scott Walker: The Last Asterisk

Is Scott Walker the new Tim Pawlenty?
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Scott Walker no good, absolutely horrible, no good, godawful, downright painful week just keeps on keeping on.

Following the news that Walker is at less than one half of one percent in the most recent poll, the panelists at ABC This Week piled it on:

STEPHANOPOULOS: That gets to one of my questions, what happened to Scott Walker?

ROBERTS: He didn't have it. He never had it. I never thought it was going to be Scott Walker, because he just doesn't have the gravitas.

NAVARRO: He was very good in the minor leagues, he just can't cut it in the majors.

BRAZILE: Time to get on that Harley.

(LAUGHTER)

NAVARRO: He's been painted -- he might as well have been painted into the background in both debates. And I think what he's really going to feel it now is donors. We've already read this...

STEPHANOPOULOS: Well, it made me think about the last time around Tim Pawlenty, Minnesota governor, strong record as Minnesota governor, performs poorly in debates, gets out in the summer. Is that going to happen to Scott Walker?

DOWD: Well, I think Scott Walker is going to be out, in my view, before the next debate. I mean, right now he's an asterisks in the polls. He doesn't want to be eliminated by somebody else. I would expect he's probably going to get out of this race, because he has no...

NAVARRO: Not only is he an asterisks in this CNN poll, he's the last asterisks in the CNN poll.

Unless Walker manages to pull a miraculous turnaround in the next few weeks, there is no way he is going to be at the adults table in the next debate. And I don't know that Walker's narcissism will allow him the indignity of being at the little kids table.

On the other hand, it is questionable if Walker would be willing to come back to Wisconsin in such disgrace.


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I wouldn't be surprised if Walker starts putting out feelers to end up in some think tank (which would be a massive bit of irony in itself) or follows the path of Sarah Palin and becomes a political has been desperately seeking attention and relevancy.

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