Scott Walker was thought to be someone who could really represent the Republican party. He was doing pretty well for a while. But now he's out. Why?
Well, as any huge decision goes, there's always multiple reasons. For one, there's money--or the lack thereof. WND reports that a source said fundraising dried up after Walker failed to rise in the polls, especially after his performance in the last debate.
Then there's the issue of campaign morale. Walker said the last debate made him feel that the party 'has drifted into personal attacks' and that voters want to be for something 'and not against someone,' according to WND.
But it's more than just money and morale. Walker withdrew to help Donald Trump lose. In a press conference, Walker shared:
“Today, I believe that I am being called to lead by helping to clear the field in this race so that a positive conservative message can rise to the top of the field. With this in mind, I will suspend my campaign immediately."
And here's the clinching statement:
“I encourage other Republican presidential candidates to consider doing the same so that the voters can focus on a limited number of candidates who can offer a positive, conservative alternative to the current frontrunner. This is fundamentally important to the future of the party and, more importantly, to the future of our country.”
So, Walker withdrew because he so doesn't want Trump to win and wants a stronger Republican candidate to have the votes. We can respect his sacrifice for doing what he thinks is in the best interests of the country!
Questions for you: Who do you think Walker would want to be the GOP nominee? Do you think he did a smart thing by withdrawing? Who do you think is the best candidate for the nomination? We want to hear from you!