Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker has come up with a novel campaign approach. Speaking with reporters before his upcoming debate with Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Walker candidly shared, “I’m not that smart.”
So, Herschel’s sales pitch is “I’m not that smart, so send me to the Senate instead of the the smarter guy…?”
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) September 19, 2022
The highly anticipated debate is less than a month away, but Walker downplayed himself when asked what he is doing to prepare for the showdown against Warnock.
“I am getting out talking to people and talking to you (referring to the media),” said Walker. “I’m a country boy. I’m not that smart. He’s a preacher. (Warnock) is smart and wears these nice suits. So, he is going to show up and embarrass me at the debate Oct. 14th, and I’m just waiting to show up and I will do my best.”
“He may not even show up for that one,” said Walker. “He has made every excuse not to show up. I begged him until I chased him down and then he decided he was going to show up Oct. 14. I didn’t agree to do his debate because it wasn’t fair. A fair debate is doing it in front of the voters, and I’ve agreed.”
Perhaps this “I’m not that smart” thing explains why Herschel Walker never mentioned 3 of his four children in public until a few months ago. Maybe he forgot he had them…?
Walker claims he had to “chase ” Warnock down to get him to agree to a debate. But a spokesperson for the Warnock campaign told SavannahNow the Republican nominee was sent an invite to debate over the summer.
There is lowering expectations and then there is this:
‘I’m not that smart’: Herschel Walker says ‘he’ll do his best’ in debate against Warnock
— Dan Merica (@merica) September 19, 2022
“He’s obviously smarter and a better communicator, but you should send me to Congress instead” is an odd argument.
— Anne Robertson (@RevAnneR) September 19, 2022