Luther Olsen

Analysis: For Scott Walker, a cascade of troubles ends presidential campaign

Analysis: For Scott Walker, a cascade of troubles ends presidential campaign

For Scott Walker, it wasn't one thing that led to the demise of his presidential campaign. It was just about everything.

Financial troubles. A bloated staff. Repeated stumbles and flip-flops. A candidate that professed to be a fighter but too often didn't show all that much fight.

The Wisconsin governor, who dropped out of the Republican race for president Monday after only two months as a formal candidate, did so after making a litany of mistakes and missteps that could make for a "what not to do" manual for future candidates.

Walker entered the 2016 race as an ostensible Republican darling, shot into the national spotlight by his victories over unions and his...

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