When Scott Walker was revealed to be the incompetent nincompoop he really was, the money that had been pouring into his presidential campaign dried up fast. By the end of 70 short days, he had nothing to show for his presidential aspirations but a debt of more than a million dollars.
Walker tried everything he could think of to get out of the hole he found himself in.
He begged for the money even as the State of Wisconsin was in a downward spiral. He tried to sell chintzy lapel pins made in China and resembling the logo for America's Best Contacts and Eyeglasses. He sold his own home. He tried to sell off his unwanted campaign t-shirts, although he promised the same lack of service that he gave us as governor. He had a rummage sale for his old campaign stuff.
Heck, he even had Ted Cruz trying to help him out.
But despite all of this, Walker is just as deep in the hole as he ever was:
Like a tiresome house guest, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's campaign debt is lingering.
The latest federal filing shows that the GOP governor still has nearly $900,000 in debt from his unsuccessful presidential run, and that donations to retire it dipped last month.
In April, Walker's presidential campaign took in just under $71,000 in donations and other income, down from the roughly $128,000 that the campaign received in March.
What is also telling is that his presidential campaign didn't end up in debt because of his campaign manager, Rick Wiley, as he led people to believe. One look at his gubernatorial campaign finances show who is the real spendthrift:
The presidential committee is separate from Walker's governor's campaign, which raised more than $500,000 in the second half of last year but spent most of it. That left him with a balance of $20,000 in his state account.
For Walker, failure is not an option...it is the only option.