As Capper has already observed, these numbers are not quite as impressive when taken in their full and complete context. Even a well-known conservative blogger tries to give a little history lesson in an attempt to calm the Walkerite hysteria.
Perhaps a more interesting reaction came from Walker's most formidable opponent for the Republican primary, Mark Neumann. Neumann, who formally entered the race after the reporting period ended, responded to Walker's fundraising by shrugging his shoulders and saying, "it's a good number". He then goes on to describe his own fundraising operation as "awesome". This wouldn't be that big of a surprise, because he has a few Republican money bags of his own (including himself). Neumann not only minimized Walker's fundraising numbers but goes on to suggest that Scott was only able to get that much because he was "virtually uncontested" during the entire reporting period.
I think what all of these folks are trying to tell team Walker is that you don't win anything after doing your first practice lap. But go ahead and knock yourself out if you really must.
As an aside: Given his propensity for corniness at these sorts of events, what are the odds that Walker will play dress up at the Slinger Nationals? I'm not a racing fan, but it just might be worth the price of admission.
UPDATE: Heartland Hollar adds the blog "Grand Marshall of No". It highlights Walker's opposition to federal stimulus dollars and how much of it was given to Slinger and Washington County. Will Walker protest that funding during his "duties" as grand marshall?