Former NFL football and Georgia Bulldogs legend Herschel Walker is gearing up for a big debate against incumbent Democratic Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock.
The highly-anticipated debate is scheduled for Oct. 14, but Walker seems to be already conceding defeat on the grounds that admits he’s intellectually inferior to his opponent.
The 1982 Heisman Trophy winner was pretty blunt about the differences between himself and Warnock in an interview with the Savannah Morning News. Walker seemed to try to lower any expectations that voters would have of him.
“I’m this country boy, I’m not that smart. And he’s a preacher, he smart, man, wears these nice suits, so he is going to show up and embarrass me. And I’m just going to show up and I will do my best.”
Interesting strategy (if it is one) by Walker. Almost degrading himself to appeal to the “common man.”
After all the veiled messages and shots Walker has taken at Warnock, he’s now throwing himself at the mercy of the voters prior to the one and only debate he’s agreed to have.
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) September 19, 2022
A Lot Has Been Revealed About Walker During This Campaign: False Education Claims?
A debate should be pretty simple for someone who says he earned his degree at the University of Georgia and was at the top of his graduating class. But that’s where Walker’s background gets murky.
Walker in fact did attend UGA. He led the Bulldogs to a national championship and he won the prestigious Heisman Trophy.
But Walker left school early after his junior year to pursue a career in the United States Football League. Walker ended up the NFL shortly thereafter, and even claimed to have returned to UGA to finish his degree in criminal justice, culminating in a bachelor’s degree.
It was once all over his campaign site, and then all of a sudden it wasn’t. Questions as to why it disappeared lingered, and in an interview with Fox 5 Atlanta reporter Russ Spencer, Walker attempted to defend himself against the accusations of false claims.
Spencer jumped right to it.
“In some instances, you’ve exaggerated. You said that you graduated from UGA,” Spencer reminded Walker.
“I never said that. They say that. And I said — that’s what you gotta remember. I never, I never have said that statement. Not one time, I’ve said that I studied criminal justice at UGA.”
Herschel Walker, I'll see you on the stage in Savannah on October 14th.
And I hope you'll reconsider your refusal to debate in Atlanta and Macon so voters can see more than once the clear choice they have in this election.
— Reverend Raphael Warnock (@ReverendWarnock) September 13, 2022
So how did the false information end up on Walker’s campaign page and then suddenly it wasn’t there anymore?
In 2017, Walker told Sway Calloway on his SiriusXM Radio show that he was “valedictorian” of his high school graduating class. And he also told Sway he finished in the top 1 percent of his college graduating class.
Warnock Seems To Be The Classier, More Prepared Candidate
The Oct. 14 debate probably won’t be much to look at as Warnock should mop the floor with an overmatched Walker.
But even with that, there’s still a chance Walker could steal the show with his approach that he’s just a football legend who cares about his country and he’s going for it on 4th and 50 and take Warnock’s Senate seat. That would make Walker a hero in the Republican Party.
Herschel VS Warnock in a DEBATE October 14th in Savannah, GA! pic.twitter.com/CRzjaxC6kT
— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) September 14, 2022
Walker is acting as if he’s in over his head, which he is, but don’t let the mercy act fool ya one bit, it’s a plan behind that take.
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