Any guesses as to how many Republican presidential candidates will take to heart and act upon Scott Walker’s plea for a winnowing of the field to stop Donald Trump?

I’m hearing crickets so far.

If this was a serious consideration for Walker other than a mere rationalization for a failed candidate to deflect responsibility for his lack of success and make himself out as a selfless servant of the party, then he really needs to endorse somebody else, pronto.

I’m hearing crickets on that front, too, at least for now.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.