For several weeks it seemed that Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker was steamrolling his way to the Republican nomination for Governor.
With momentum behind him, however, it seems odd that Walker would take public digs into opponent Mark Neumann.
Walker's current campaign ad compares Neumann with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, an insulting buzz phrase for right-wing Republicans.
But the accuracy of that ad and the inferences flowing from it have come into question: http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2010/sep/09/scott-walker/scott-walker-says-mark-neumann-nancy-pelosi/ and Neumann came out with a positive response, noting Walker's own support for federal transportation funding.
All of this calls to mind Ronald Reagan's Eleventh Commandment: Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican."
In light of this transgression and the tenor of Walker's campaign, the question is begged: Is Scott Walker a RINO?
For the record, I am undecided, but this swipe against Neumann could well backfire.