I suppose that Peter Grier writes for a different audience than I do:
…some new ratings are out that we find pretty interesting. They’re from the “Crystal Ball” newsletter of the always quotable Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia Center for Politics. He chops the Republican field into layers, and in his top tier Dr. Sabato puts New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (No. 3, and falling); Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky (No. 2, and rising); and Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin (No. 1, and “huh”?).
…because I can safely assume that my audience knew all of this already. Admittedly, we’ve been preparing them to consider the possibility for some time.
Via Hot Air Headlines.
PS: Emphasis on possibility. Let’s be honest: the 2016 election is still a goodly way away, and right now the only people talking and reading about it are political obsessives. Given that I am a political obsessive – and probably so are you, since you’re reading me – I’m hardly condemning the practice, but let’s not pretend that the next election will be settled this morning, month, or year. Scott Walker (and everybody else) will have plenty of opportunities to either explode on the scene, or implode on it.