Alas, poor Gov. Scott Walker is not only bearing the burden of running for the presidency but is forced to carry an extra load in that he has my personal endorsement! Thus, we must give him a little leeway if, as Jonathan S. Tobin reports at the Commentary site, he has begun to wobble a bit. He is running on a Reaganite, small government, low tax platform but, alas, before an audience in Iowa (where the corn is nearly as high as an elephant's eye!) he suddenly switched his position on government subsidies for ethanol production and promised his support for it if he reaches the White House. As Tobin puts it:
Walker isn’t the first candidate to discover a new love for corn-base fuels while trolling for votes in Iowa. But that was an embarrassing departure for a man who built a reputation as someone who is willing to stand up to mobs and thugs in order to stick to principled positions.
Of more importance, outside of Iowa, anyway, is that he appears to be wobbling on how to deal with illegal immigrants. Hitherto he has opposed schemes to allow such immigrants to be amnestied and given means to earn citizenship but now he seems to have changed his mind.
Well, perhaps it is just a case of a 'newbie' from the back hills of Wisconsin finding out what it's like to be centre stage nationally but he had better hurry up and learn the ropes - or he'll find himself hanging off them!