Having watched Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s acceptance speech for his Nov. 4 re-election, I have some observations and conclusions:
• First, I am certain that this guy has a great faith in God. All of the lies, outrageous dirty tricks, legal attacks, massive spending and false accusations by his political enemies could not provoke him to respond in kind. He carries a fearless inner strength that I have never seen before, in anyone, on public display.
• Second, the fact that he has actually won three elections in the past four years, in a very liberal state, is a miraculous series of events. How could that happen in this country? Everyone’s reputation succumbs to those kinds of tactics in our political system.
• Third, the uniqueness of his kindness and strength is matched only by the unlikelihood of his political survival. To my way of thinking, there is something special going on with this guy. I am expecting a tremendously consequential career for him.
Richard J. Krauland