(New York Magazine) Well, the #NeverTrump conservatives have at least raised their sights. If you are going to conjure up an imaginary champion to oppose Donald Trump's candidacy in Cleveland or beyond, the sitting governor of Wisconsin represents a more formidable fantasy figure than an obscure writer from National Review. If Scott Walker were to take on Trump before or after Cleveland, it would be big news, though the big news would probably be that Walker's career in Republican politics had abruptly and prematurely ended.
The genesis of the Draft Walker talk was his remarks (similar in nature to those of many other Republican pols, including his fellow Wisconsin pol the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives) deploring Trump's weird and racist attacks on Judge Gonazao Curiel, and observing that Trump was not yet the nominee (Walker had earlier said he would support Trump as the nominee, you see). I would interpret these remarks as Walker giving himself some time to fully clamber onto the Trump bandwagon. But eager #NeverTrumpers seized on them as indicating a desire to deny Trump the nomination, and because Walker has yet to repudiate such talk in the intervening hours, he's suddenly the GOP's imaginary savior.