Walker flamed-out early in the 2016 Goat Rodeo when he discovered that the only supporters he had came from inside his house, and his family was visibly getting wobbly. His immortal words, conceding that this was not his Goat Rodeo, rang like a clarion across the plains:
“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,” Walker said. “With this in mind, I am suspending my campaign immediately.”
“Tomorrow,” Walker didn’t say, “I might be told I believe something else. Right Dave? Right Chuck?”
Anyway, in December he was trying to pay off his campaign debt by having a fire sale on his campaign lapel flag pin-type schwag and other merch left behind as his staff fled the premises like rats in a drain. Crooks and Liars tells us today the state of play in his campaign debt:
The presidential campaign committee of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker spent $1.4 million last quarter paying former staff and vendors and refunding excess contributions, leaving him with $1.2 million in debt from his failed White House bid, new Federal Election Commission filings show.
Dude gonna need to sell some more flag pins.
In addition, Walker is now refusing to reimburse his state for the security detail that travelled with him on his doomed quest to be preznint; every cent counts, and that means his state’s tax payers are now subsidizing his campaign, and his state budget will probably not balance.