Somehow partisanship has divided the nation to the point that partisans see the opposing party not as fellow Americans, but the enemy. We see and hear a lot of gotcha these days and not much substance.
It's perfectly fine to ask a presumptive candidate his or her position on evolution. It's been asked of candidates for years and years. Why now is it wrong? As a voter I would find it difficult to support someone who doesn't believe in science. Does Walker? Not readily, no.
It is reasonable to ask a basic question regarding foreign policy when a candidate with no foreign policy experience whatsoever travels to a foreign country to begin to establish his street creds.
I'm not "the enemy" but as an American I want to hear the responses from a candidate that has far right partisans all excited. Now I wonder why so many of the people on the far right are upset about questions that have been asked of candidates for years in the past. Why is it that Walker and his supporters don't want the rest of us to know?
To tell you the truth, the last time I saw this type of strange protective support and defense of a candidate it was in the defense of Sarah Palin, who was probably the least qualified GOP candidate to run in my lifetime. It raises red flags for me.
No, I am not going to vote for Walker. However, I wasn't going to support GOP candidates who ran against him either. As with Palin, Walker has little chance of becoming President. If I ever think he might I'll throw some money to the other guy.