"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."
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker spoke these words on NBC's "Meet the Press" about the idea of a wall between the United States and Canada. Believe it or not but Walker is a candidate for President of the United States.
The defining criteria for "legitimate concerns" should not be ramblings at a town hall meeting. Ask Michele Bachmann when she repeated something she heard at a town hall about the HPV vaccine. That was the beginning of the end for her presidential run.
At the Detroit River, do we build the wall on the U.S. side but let the traffic go through the bridge and tunnel? Is the governor aware of the Thousand Islands? What about ferries between Seattle and Victoria or Maine and Nova Scotia?"
Walker might want to learn that each country is the other's largest trading partner. Or that Canada supplies more oil to the U.S. than any other country. Being governor of Wisconsin would have been a good time to learn that fact.
Walker is not a terribly bright individual, politics aside. Canada usually gets ignored in a U.S. presidential run and Walker would have been smart to keep it that way.
Trying to out-trump Donald Trump is a foolish proposition. The only thing worse would be if Ted Cruz agrees with Walker only because Cruz was born in Canada.
Walls should not be the issue; dialogue should be paramount. Facts should be there too.
In the short term, Walker should study up on Canada and not from Ted Cruz.