The sitting President of the United States at the start of the show, I enjoyed his character, though the show isn’t really about his presidency, but the end of it.
It all starts off grand, everyone is happy at his election party. But before he takes office for real, he thinks Frank Underwood would do better to remain in Congress than be his Secretary of State. Which makes Frank vow revenge.
I wasn’t quite sure what his real political goals were. But he sure remained blind to Frank’s plans behind his back.
Frank uses the fact that his Vice President, Jim Matthews hated being Vice President and wanted to be Governor of Pennsylvania again.
And Frank’s unlikely plan works out and he becomes Walker’s new VP. Though, Frank undermines him the whole time, while acting like his friend.
And Frank ends up getting him tied to some kind of scandal involving China. Like Richard Nixon, Walker resigns in disgrace.
I didn’t expect to see him again after that, but we do see him in his retirement. Though he seems to be loyal to his party, and refuses to take revenge on Frank.
That lasts a few years until he dooms Frank’s presidency and testifies against him. I can’t remember the rest of what happens to him afterward, but I know he felt good getting his revenge. I felt happy in a way for him.