Scott Walker

Meet the next speech, same as the prior speeches. Governor Scott Walker's announcement speech hits the mediocre standards of other 2016 contenders but falls short of Ronald Reagan's 1980 announcement.

Scott Walker isn’t the only politician whose religious beliefs have brought political problems. Abraham Lincoln had similar difficulties.

The Globe’s resident wingnut has written another Gem. This time he’s trying to help Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s damage-control efforts in the wake of his feigned ignorance of President Obama’s religion.  Jacoby thinks that, on the one hand, the 2016 Republican presidential prospect shouldn’t have to respond to questions about the president’s religion, and on the other hand, shouldn’t be expected to know that President Obama is a Christian. A tall order to be sure and Jacoby comes up well short.  For an example of an intelligent analysis of this issue from a conservative perspective, read this offering from New York Times columnist Ross Douthat.  The contrast should make the editors of the Boston Globe weep.

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