Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Scott Walker”

Trump’s Very Small Pool of Possible Running Mates

The so-called “brightest stars” aren’t interested because they assume they would be killing their careers if they joined Trump.

Posted July 12th, 2016

How the GOP Ended Up with Too Many 2016 Candidates

Movement conservatives have an odd habit of trying to promote new political talent too quickly.

Posted April 14th, 2016

The Rubio Fantasy

The Rubio fantasy is probably appealing to some Republicans because it means that the GOP and the country are not all that different from the way they were in the 2000s.

Posted January 25th, 2016

Rubio’s Many Empty “Moments”

Rubio is repeatedly held up as someone whose time has come and then he fails to live up to the hype.

Posted January 14th, 2016

Rubio’s Underwhelming Campaign

The belief that Rubio is a major contender for the nomination has set him up to fall short of unreasonably high expectations.

Posted October 19th, 2015

Here Come the China Hawks

Virtually the entire Republican field has rediscovered the value of China-bashing.

Posted September 24th, 2015

Rubio, Walker, and GOP Immigration Politics

It is just a matter of time until Rubio’s immigration record is used against him in the campaign.

Posted September 23rd, 2015

Fiorina’s Bad Proposal for U.S.-China Relations

Fiorina favors gratuitously insulting the leader of another major power.

Posted September 22nd, 2015

Walker’s Foreign Policy Ignorance Problem Is Our Problem, Too

Candidates are expected to clear an extremely low bar to demonstrate that they are ready to be president, and Walker couldn’t even do that.

Posted September 21st, 2015

Walker Relives Pawlenty’s Failed Campaign

Walker was promoted to being a top-tier candidate before he had demonstrated that he was one.

Posted September 21st, 2015

Previewing the Second Set of Republican Debates

Will moderator Hugh Hewitt’s hawkish instincts lead to more boilerplate rhetoric on foreign policy?

Posted September 16th, 2015

Walker and the Refusal to Rule Anything Out

Walker doesn’t know how to cope with the scrutiny that goes with running for president.

Posted September 2nd, 2015

Nothing “Happened” to Walker, He’s Just a Weak Candidate

Walker’s decline isn’t really all that puzzling.

Posted September 1st, 2015

Walker the Untested and Unready

Promising to strain relations with major allies isn’t proof of boldness or “resolve.”

Posted August 31st, 2015

Walker’s Meddlesome Foreign Policy

The U.S. has been anything but “passive” around the world in recent years.

Posted August 28th, 2015

Why the GOP Keeps Flailing on Foreign Policy

The party’s hawkish think tanks typically reward and praise candidates for taking a witless-but-confrontational position.

Posted August 25th, 2015

Walker’s Bad Idea for U.S.-China Relations

Walker’s recommendation for our China policy is a wholly harmful one.

Posted August 24th, 2015