So here is how Scott Walker’s opinion on building a wall along the entire U.S. and Canadian border has changed, once that the idea began to be lambasted as ludicrous.
It started with Chuck Todd on Meet the Press on Sunday:
“Todd: We are talking about the southern border and building a fence there. We don’t talk about the northern border, where this is about securing the border from potential terrorists coming over.
“Todd: Do you want to build a wall north of the border?
“Walker: Some people have asked us about that in New Hampshire. They raised some very legitimate concerns, including some law enforcement folks that brought that up to me at one of our town hall meetings about a week and a half ago. So that is a legitimate issue for us to look at.”
It ended yesterday with Walker asserting:
“I’ve never talked about a wall up in the north, I’m certainly not now. That’s just what happens when things get run amok.”
So, to be clear, Walker is now suggesting that the idea has somehow become wrongly attributed to him—that he not only does not support the building of such a wall but that he never even suggested it as a possibility in the first place.
In the age of YouTube and viral videos, it is an incredible assertion. In effect, his wish that he had not said it has, over the course of just a few days, been transformed into a conviction that he did not say it.