Some of Gov. Scott Walker's top Jewish donors and bundlers tell The Jewish Journal
that the Wisconsin Republican's shock decision to drop out of the 2016 presidential race leaves the nation a bit poorer for leadership.
"As the candidate who has proven his ability to make big changes, get things done in the face of intense opposition, and fix his state, the country is worse off without Walker as a candidate and as president," said Marc Goldman of Boca Raton, Fla., leader of the Republican Jewish Coalition.
"The good news is that we still have some excellent candidates, and a long way to go to get a nominee."
Dr. Rich Roberts, a major Republican donor from New Jersey, who Politico
has described as "a kingmaker among ultra-Orthodox Jews," told the Jewish Journal:
"Scott Walker is a brilliant, principled, altruistic politician who would have been a great president ... His values are very much intact and aligned with Jewish values.
"He understands the nature and thinking of foreign leaders and nations who would destroy America and Israel if they were able to — versus many American politicians who try to deceptively present our enemies in a preconceived politically-correct, but factually incorrect, manner."
And Phil Rosen of the Florida law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, who has already endorsed Marco Rubio, told the publication:
"Walker is an excellent governor, leader and gentleman. I spent lots of time with him and like him a lot. I think he added a lot to the race with his intelligence, even-keel approach and strong moral principles.
"I look forward to working with and supporting him in his future endeavors. I look forward to my many friends who supported Governor Walker in this presidential effort join me in helping Sen. Rubio on his path to victory and returning greatness to the White House and the country."
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