Waiting for Scott Walker

When Scott Walker’s campaign was sketching out his post-announcement swing through New Hampshire, talks between his camp and the Strafford County GOP hit a snag. Local organizers suggested something simple and familiar to most candidates: a town hall meeting.
But the Wisconsin governor’s camp, according to three people familiar with the conversations, wasn’t interested in taking questions. They simply wanted to deliver a speech and meet people afterwards.
The event fell through.
Over the July 4 holiday weekend as GOP rivals paraded down Main Streets, not only was Walker absent – his campaign didn’t bother to have surrogates march in his absence. Walker’s absence from the state has cost him in the polls. As recently as April, he led the field in New Hampshire, with support from close to a quarter of those surveyed. But in the most recent Suffolk University/USA Today poll released Tuesday, Walker was in the third place behind Donald Trump and Jeb Bush.