Scott Walker Plays the Culture War

Speaking to the AP Scott Walker said:

“I just have a Midwestern filter, that’s the difference. I’m willing to speak out, but I’m not going to call you an idiot.”

Gee, who is that a shot at? What GOP star is known for being in people’s faces and being a little brash?  Oh, I don’t know, maybe Chris Christie.

Walker is clearly trying to remind Republicans in the Midwest and South that in terms of style and culture Chris Christie is not one of them.  Christie’s style may play well in the in-your-face-Northeast but not in other parts of the country, parts that Christie needs to be the nominee in 2016.

How Christie responds to this will tell a great deal about how well he does in the race.  The worst thing he could try to do is convince people in the South or Midwest he is one of them.  That kind of phoniness never works and Christie should avoid it.  Of course, it didn’t stop Mitt Romney from proclaiming his love of grits.

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