Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has dropped out of the Republican Presidential race, according to a number of media reports.
Says ABC News, “Amounting to one of the shortest presidential campaigns in modern history –- lasting just 71 days -– Walker had seen his polling numbers crater in recent months compared to the time ahead of his entry into the field, when he was widely viewed as one of the most promising contenders.”
The story adds, “In the most recent national poll [taken after last week’s televised debate and] released by CNN/ORC over the weekend, Walker registered just 0.5 percent. And in Iowa, Walker slid from 19 percent to 5 percent in just six weeks of NBC News/Marist polling.”
The article also quotes media mogul Stanley Hubbard, who is well known in the TV industry and who had been one of “Walker’s top donors.” ABC News spoke to Hubbard before Walker decided to drop out. Said Hubbard, “Why does one person come across [on TV] and someone else doesn’t? I’ve been in TV business a long time and there are ways you can get training to get your message across.
“And if Scott can’t figure that out, he might as well drop out.” Which is what Walker did.