Low and Slow

Over at Right Wisconsin, I write today that Scott Walker’s rapid rise and pinning with the frontrunner status is unnerving:

That’s unnerving not because I’m a beer drinking, cheese eating, truck driving barbarian from the flyover state of Wescahnsen who isn’t used to his state getting attention from the haughty coasts, but because the pattern of 2012 could be repeating itself, and that isn’t something the Republican candidates can allow.

That pattern is one in which the media selects a Republican from the menagerie for “frontrunner” status, then proceeds to skewer their candidacy. Then they move on.

That’s because the media is a bunch of beltway snobs who think only someone who understands their social circles and who has spent time in their rolodex of sources can possibly shepherd the country effectively. Ignoring their own deficiencies born of a journalism education that was more flaccid than rigorous, they believe any gap in knowledge – even a year out – is damning.

They don’t know what Hillary doesn’t know (or Jeb or whatever other dynasty politician, as I call them). To boot:

Hillary Clinton is already as familiar as a stale half-eaten sandwich no one in the dorm wants to take the responsibility to toss despite its growing plaques of mold.

Whole thing here.

About the writer: Chris Rochester is editor in chief of Morning Martini. He’s an armchair politico, veteran of several campaigns, and communications specialist. He's the communications director for the MacIver Institute. Commentary here is strictly his own.