US politicians will spend millions of dollars every year trying to figure out what voters want. Is it someone with a deep understanding of issues affecting voters who will work tirelessly to pass laws that improve lives? A charming outsider who will overcome relentless bureaucracy to get the job done? An amazingly empathetic person who can connect with anyone? Or maybe: a former football player who is admittedly not very bright? Herschel Walker, a Senate candidate, is hoping it’s the final one.
Well, in an inexplicable chat with reporters on Friday about his upcoming debate with the Senator Raphael Warnock, Walker speak His prep included “Talk to Voters, Talk to You.” He added: “You tell me I have to prepare, so I am preparing. I’m a country boy, you know, I’m not that smart. And [Warnock’s] that preacher. He’s a smart man, wearing these nice suits. So he’s going to show up there, confounding me in the debate, October 14. And I’m just waiting, you know, I’ll show up, and I [going to] do my best.”
While some have acknowledged that Walker is trying to lower expectations for his performance, if he wants to do that, he could just stop at “I’m this country boy. .. I will appear and I [going to] do my best.” Often, a candidate doesn’t want to literally tell voters, “I’m not that smart.” Especially when there’s already one. lots of evidence That’s a lot of cases.
A spokesperson for Walker later said that the candidate was clear mocked for his intelligence, and those who fail to achieve it are clearly idiots. “It’s a sad day when so many people in politics and the media don’t understand irony,” Will Kiley declare, according to The Hill. “Herschel has been traveling around Georgia for over a year meeting people and listening to their concerns. Herschel will be ready on October 14 in Savannah to debate Raphael Warnock, who has to stand there and explain his terrible voting record to everyone.”
While Walker provided voters with a never-ending list of reasons not to vote for him — aside from remarking on his intelligence, he also suggested that the jury still in the process of evolution, admitting domestic violenceand members of his staff reported Is called he is a “pathological liar” who lies “as if he were breathing” – the Georgian race is still disturbingly close. Walker “was a terrible candidate, but Donald Trump,” Cornell Belcher, a Democratic pollster, recently told My colleagues Chris Smith. “No matter how bad Walker was, how unprepared for the job, those MAGA Republicans would look at him and say, ‘He’s for our Clan.’