One year from today the Iowa Caucus takes place.
According to a new poll conducted by the Des Moines Register and Bloomberg, Scott Walker leads GOP hopefuls wih 15% narrowly leading Rand Paul. Mitt Romney, who announced on Friday that he would not be running in 2016, finished third in the poll
It just goes to show that a week in politics is a lifetime. A week ago, Walker shone at the Iowa Freedom Summit prompting Republicans to give him a further look. So far Republicans like what they see.
But if a week is a lifetime then a year is an eternity. It's possible that Walker is peaking too soon. Yet I suspect that Walker will have staying power. If he can weather the storm of angry union supporters occupying the Wisconsin State Capitol and accosting him and his family in public then he can certainly endure the peaks and valleys of the Republican caucus/primary season.