Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) has been mired in a campaign slump throughout the summer and his campaign team may be starting to feel the stress. Perhaps the concern over the possibility that the nomination may be slipping away from them could explain why the Walker campaign released an ad on Monday that ravages establishment favorite Jeb Bush’s decision not to attack the Iran nuclear deal.
In an ad titled “On Day One,” the Walker campaign contrasts the two candidates’ responses to the question – what will you do about the Iran nuclear deal.
The ad shows a question from a voter at a Jeb Bush event and it notes Bush’s response.
Question: You will rip up the agreement, if there is one, when you become President?
Jeb: I’ll certainly look at it. One thing I won’t do is to say as a candidate, ‘I’m going to tear up the agreement on the first day.’
Meanwhile, when Governor Scott Walker is asked a similar question, his response is quite different.
Scott Walker: I refuse to live with a deal that threatens our safety and that of our closest allies. Unlike others, I don’t need months, or years, to mull this over. If Congress fails to stop the nuclear deal, I will terminate it on day one. American leadership is back, and together with our allies we will not surrender another inch of ground. American will not be intimidated and neither will I.
There could not be a clearer (or more damning) contrast between candidates then the one that Governor Walker just outlined with Jeb Bush.