Good Tuesday morning. Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin may have followed former Gov. Rick Perry of Texas off the trail to “clear the field,” but Washington is gaining both a boldface name and hundreds of thousands of members in his entourage. The pope descends on a Capitol ready for complicated logistics and full of competing voices claiming his message as their own.
Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive in Washington on Tuesday to a city bursting with anticipation and bracing for gridlock as politicians and activists maneuver to put the pope’s message and presence to use for their own causes.