2016 Elections

What Happened to Scott Walker?

Peaking too soon was just the start of his troubles.

Maybe next time.

Photographer: Scott Olson/Getty Images News

Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, suggested in March that he might be the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination. Monday, he dropped out -- months before any primary votes will be cast. The quick move from frontrunner to left-behind status should remind us of a few things about the Republican race, and about politics generally.

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