Wisconsin’s primary is one week away, and on Tuesday morning Gov. Scott Walker threw his support behind Sen. Ted Cruz:
Speaking with Milwaukee radio host Charlie Sykes, Walker pointed to three main reasons for coming to this decision: The fact that Cruz is a constitutional conservative, that he’s not afraid to take on big government special interests, and finally, that he’s the practical choice. “Ted Cruz is in the best position to both win the nomination of the Republican Party, and to then go on to defeat Hillary Clinton in the fall,” he said.
Walker made a point to say he wanted to make sure he was supporting someone rather than just being against other candidates. He said supporting Cruz was an “easy call.”
Sykes seemed a bit surprised that Walker genuinely seemed like he was “all in on Ted Cruz” rather than making an endorsement simply to “block Trump.”
“Absolutely,” Walker responded. “Americans want to know what you’re for, not just what you’re against.”
Walker makes a good point. So far, the #NeverTrump movement has failed to do much of anything except make it clear that there’s a host of conservatives who do not want Donald Trump to be the Republican nominee. Those conservatives need to rally behind someone, and Cruz is the obvious choice — as scintillating as the possibility of a third party candidate may be.