Saturday, July 18, 2015

Harley Won't Endorse Walker

As the gentle reader knows, Scott Walker has long used a Harley Davidson motorcycle as a political prop in a vain effort to show that he is an every day kind of guy.

Sadly for Walker, Harley Davidson won't return the love:
But Harley says the company is staying out of presidential politics.

"While there’s no official relationship between Harley-Davidson and Governor Walker, he is passionate about our brand like the millions of other loyal Harley-Davidson customers around the world," Harley-Davidson spokeswoman Maripat Blankenheim said in an email.

She added that Harley dealerships are independent businesses.

“It’s important to note our dealerships are independently owned and operated businesses,” Blankenheim wrote. “Harley-Davidson Motor Company does not endorse any candidate and remains neutral in political campaigns.”
I can't say that I blame them. After all, if they were to endorse Walker, or any other candidate, they'd have nothing to gain and a lot to lose.

Besides, who would want to have their brand linked to this?

That sort of thing will have people imaging this every time they see a Harley:

Surely, that wouldn't be good for business at all.


  1. Good for Harley, they know "right-to-freeload" cuts the income of their customers.

  2. However, Harley will recommend to Walker that he get Elton John to sing his campaign's theme song.