Herschel Walker took the L last night in Georgia.
I don’t have much to say about this for the following reasons:
1. There was little to recommend Herschel Walker as a candidate for the U.S. Senate aside from the fact that he wasn’t Raphael Warnock. The best case for Herschel Walker is that he was another Tim Scott who whatever his personal flaws could be counted on to vote the right way most of the time.
2. This is the latest example of Trump endorsed candidates being hard to swallow and going down in flames. Dr. Oz is another example. Who was excited to vote for Oz or Warnock?
3. Donald Trump has always been unpopular in Georgia and the same people who voted for Kemp refused to vote for Walker twice. We have already been over this.
4. The only reason that Herschel Walker became the nominee in Georgia is because of a personal relationship that he had with Trump which goes back to the New Jersey Generals in the 1980s.
As a result of this, Raphael Warnock will have a full six years to represent Georgia in the Senate, which is going to have all sorts of disastrous ramifications for federal court appointments. He is going to vote for every awful thing that Democrats put in front of him whether it is an endless war in Ukraine or federal hate crime legislation or a massive amnesty for illegal aliens or codifying gay marriage.
Anyway, the people who voted for Kemp, but who refused to vote for Herschel Walker have made their statement and now we are going to have to deal with the consequences. It sucks. It doesn’t come as a surprise though given the pitiful state of Georgia politics.