With his Reagan worship and dodging on questions about evolution, Scott Walker tries to act like he’s a normal Republican presidential contender, but tonight the New York Times reveals he’s struggling with a medical condition that can be debilitating for presidential candidates. While just about every other 2016 hopeful has a canine friend (Bobby Jindal’s team assures the paper he “likes dogs!” and plans to get one when he leaves the Louisiana governor’s office), Walker is allergic to dog dander. His spokeswoman confirmed the report, saying it’s “unfortunate because he loves animals.” Walker did have a fish growing up, but America needs a real pet in the White House. Can a goldfish star in an adorable video about White House Christmas decorations? Maybe, but it’s not going to frolic with the president on the South Lawn when his administration is consumed by scandal.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and then maybe a few weeks into January — that’s when you really gotta sit down, talk to your advisers and say, ‘Look, do I have a chance?’ I think I know why I would want to run. I think I know what I think this country should do and what I would do. But I just don’t know whether it’s possible.