Walker was supposed to speak at the Michigan Republican Leadership Conference on Mackinac Island before 2,000 GOP activists. Walker had cancelled this trip earlier in the week, as part of his plan to downsize his campaign’s ambitions to focus on Iowa and South Carolina, but had rebooked when offered to speak on Saturday.
Then the Walker campaign cancelled again. His campaign cited a charter company saying it couldn’t fly into the island due to weather. It was drizzling; people were doubting. Every other scheduled candidate had successfully made the trek.