Walker's mistakes track those of Perry in 2012
Both Walker in the current race and Perry in the 2012 contest made the mistake that running on their record of success as governors would be enough to propel them into the White House. Both were very good governors who showed a knack for executive decision making. What they found when they got into the race was they need to respond to questions outside their comfort zones and they were unprepared to do so. Perry was much more prepared this go round but he was not able to stir enough interest and money for a second chance. It is too bad, because he would have made a very good President.
His presidential campaign over, Mr. Walker has relations to soothe in Wisconsin, a state that feels a bit forgotten, some political operatives say.