Wisconsin governor Scott Walker was supposed to enter this presidential race and immediately shoot to the top of the polls, or at least, that’s what his wealthy puppet masters like the Koch brothers and ALEC thought would happen.

But today, Walker sits in the middle of the pack, making absurd statements about building a wall between the United States and Canada. I can only assume that he wants to build this wall to prevent Americans from escaping the country should a Republican win in 2016.

The problem for Walker is that he was not prepared to run a campaign based on fear and racism, which is what the Republican primary has been centered on. Walker’s corporate puppet masters didn’t prepare him for this run, so he’s having to make it up as he goes along, and its costing him a lot of voter support.

What is truly remarkable about Walker’s fall from grace is the fact that the Republican Party has actually figured out an issue that is more powerful than big money, and that issue is hate. Hatred of immigrants, hatred of women, hatred of African Americans, hatred of science, hatred of Obama – it doesn’t matter what it is, Republicans hate it, and Donald Trump is leading the way.

The Koch brothers can’t compete with hate. They wanted this election to be about big business being screwed over by the government – even though they aren’t – and they wanted people to see businesses as the victims of federal overreach. And they’ve now lost control of the message.

I suspect that Scott Walker is going to continue to fall in the polls because his corporate message is falling on deaf ears – racist, deaf ears at this point. And in the Republican Party, hate will always defeat corporate money.

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He also hosts the weekly DeSmogCAST and serves as co-host for Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced