Scott Walker had a strong showing at the Conservative Political Action Conference, sticking to his right-to-work theme and how to free up state economies from some, and only some, of the burdens of union regulations. Like obligatory membership. The background to all this, of course, is Walker’s cautious doubting of Obama’s Christianity, which was ridiculed by much of the main stream media. If only he had finished his degree at Marquette he’d understand how to deal with trick questions and give approved answers. The media seems only too glad to try and place an “unexperienced governor from a small state” label on Scott Walker’s forehead.

In fact, the reality is more like a determined governor from a state where there’s no place to hide, who’s not afraid to do battle with unions to ensure that Wisconsin is a place that welcomes job creation. Scott Walker first took a shot at getting elected – one of the toughest jobs there is – at the age of 22 when most recent grads are trying to show up on time to their job interviews. He has forged a career in politics from the county level to the state level with a careful eye on budgets and a pro-life stance. To not expect bad press in a state like Wisconsin when you try to push back against government expansion and entrenched unions is silly. In other words, it is clear where Scott Walker stands on economic and ethical issues at the state and national level. And that clarity of stance should translate into clear foreign policy platforms. It will be a challenge, of course, to articulate those platforms to a largely hostile media. But Scott Walker has time to elaborate them and to present them as he sees fit. And not to worry when the media characterizes his “no comment”, or quiet doubts, on any given issue as a big stumble.