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Scott Walker just dropped off my list of acceptable candidates. I like a lot about Governor Walker but people are policy. And his decision to hire Brad Dayspring, an unprincipled political operative who combines viciousness and incompetence in equal measures tells us a lot.

As we have documented here on RedState, Brad Dayspring was on of the loudest lying voices in the dishonest, dishonorable, and disreputable campaign the NRSC waged on behalf of the mildly profoundly senile, corrupt, and adulterous [mc_name name='Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)' chamber='senate' mcid='C000567' ]. In this campaign Dayspring was front and center in lying about challenger Chris McDaniel. In fact, the scorched earth campaign waged by Dayspring against McDaniel exceeded any campaign the NRSC has ever run against a Democrat.

He was also instrumental in launching attacks on the challenger to [mc_name name='Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS)' chamber='senate' mcid='R000307' ], Dr. Milton Wolf. In Arkansas, he attacked the GOP nominee, [mc_name name='Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR)' chamber='senate' mcid='C001095' ] for attacking Democrat Mark Pryor.

Though there is no monetary teat, or other appendage, Dayspring won't pull to extract cash, he routinely accuses conservatives, like [mc_name name='Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)' chamber='senate' mcid='C001098' ], and conservative organizations like the Family Research Council of putting fund raising ahead of principle-- which to Dayspring equates with whatever Establishment corruptocrat he's being paid to support. At a time when the best man for his wedding was under arrest for child pornography (and favoriting pornographic tweets) he accused Mark Levin and the Senate Conservative Fund of pay-to-play purchases of Levin's book. This is simply another of the lies Dayspring has told, knowing them to be lies. And then he moves along to yet another lie.

If you want to read Dayspring's sordid history in GOP politics, we have it here.

We need to move away from this revolving door of GOP establishment apparatchiks affixing themselves like barnacles to candidates. Walker is not the only candidate with this problem. The equally odious Austin Barbour is working on Rick Perry's campaign.

There is no way I will support Governor Walker so long as Dayspring is affiliated in any way, no matter how tangential, with his campaign. This hiring of a casual liar, of a man who sets about to destroy the reputations of anyone he is told to attack speaks ill of Governor Walker. If he keeps Dayspring it also tells you that Governor Walker is no conservative. He has now become the designated establishment candidate. If Dayspring stays with the campaign, conservatives must oppose him no matter the cost.