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Herschel Walker will run for Senate in Georgia
« on: August 25, 2021, 05:46:07 AM »
- Herschel Walker will run for Senate in Georgia
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Herschel Walker, a college football legend in the state of Georgia, has filed paperwork to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Rev. Raphael Warnock (D) in the 2022 midterm elections.

Walker, a close confidant of former president Donald Trump, filed the paperwork Tuesday afternoon after registering to vote in Georgia earlier this month. A resident of Texas, Walker will return to his home state to establish residency in preparation for the 15-month campaign.

When he arrives, Walker will instantly become the most recognizable Republican seeking Warnock's seat. Walker led Georgia to its most recent national championship, in 1980, and still boasts near-universal name recognition in the state.

Warnock was one of two Democrats, along with Jon Ossoff, to win runoff elections in Georgia in January, tipping the balance of power in Congress away from Republicans. Warnock won the seat vacated by Johnny Isakson in 2019, so his seat is up for election next year, rather than the customary six years.

Walker brings not only his own formidable public image, but also the endorsement of Trump, a friend and confidant of Walker's since the early 1980s. Trump bought the New Jersey Generals of the long-defunct United States Football League in part because Walker was already on the roster. Earlier this year, on March 10, Trump made his intentions for Walker plain in an emailed press release.

“Wouldn’t it be fantastic if the legendary Herschel Walker ran for the United States Senate in Georgia?” Trump wrote. “He would be unstoppable, just like he was when he played for the Georgia Bulldogs, and in the NFL. He is also a GREAT person. Run Herschel, run!”

The question now will be whether Walker's presence is enough to offset Georgia's changing demographics. The state voted Democrat in three consecutive elections of national importance — the two Senate runoffs and November's presidential election — and President Joe Biden was the first Democrat to win Georgia since Bill Clinton in 1992.

But Walker is the latest in a new breed of politician, one that draws initial attention from their pre-existing celebrity, then leverages their outsider status to build their base of support. It worked for Trump in 2016, it worked for Sen. (and former coach) Tommy Tuberville in Alabama in 2020, and Walker is clearly hoping it will work for him in 2022.


“The beautiful thing for athletes is that they come with so much name ID built in, an audience that isn’t political,” political strategist Amy Koch told Yahoo Sports in April. “They come with devout fans, fans that are excited, middle-of-the-road folks. That’s a huge advantage.”

Before Walker even gets to face Warnock, however, he'll need to win the Republican nomination. Some potential Republican challengers will sit out this election and avoid the Trump bandwagon, but three have already committed. Georgia Agriculture Secretary Gary Black has gone straight at Walker in ads and statements, criticizing him for parachuting into the state for this race alone.

“If my old schoolmate from UGA wants to join the conversation here in Georgia, I welcome hearing his ideas,” Black said in a statement. “But it takes more than pretending to change your car tags. Move here, pay taxes here, register and vote in some elections and learn what Georgians have on their minds.”

Early polling shows Warnock two percentage points ahead of Walker vs. +8 over Black.

Crucial swing voters in Georgia who broke for Biden in 2020 must now decide if they love Walker more than they dislike Trump. Without Trump on the ballot to vote against, Walker's chances improve. But with a 15-month run-up to Election Day 2022, there will be plenty of time for challengers to dig into Walker's record and history.

Herschel Walker, a legend in the state of Georgia, will run for Senate in the state.  (David John Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Herschel Walker, a legend in the state of Georgia, will run for Senate in the state. (David John Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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"new breed of politician, one that draws initial attention from their pre-existing celebrity, then leverages their outsider status to build their base of support."  How is this "new"?  They've never heard of Ronald Reagan, Jesse Ventura, or Clint Eastwood.  This had b...See more
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Great & welcome news and RUN HERSCHEL RUN right over R. Warnock who needs to be defeated. I saw an interview with Herschel at his home in Georgia. In the background was a painting of the Sacred Heart of Jesus which was profound and left a positive message and impact. ...See more
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Re: Herschel Walker will run for Senate in Georgia
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2021, 06:58:32 AM »
???……..word of caution.

Dude is a clown and every SANE person knows it. But…….and this is a HUGE “but,” pay VERY CLOSE attention to that voter suppression bill that the Georgia legislature passed a few months ago and Gov. Kemp has since signed into law. Among its odious provisions is a mechanism whereby the state legislature can seize control of local election boards.

Well, guess what, boys and girls, the legislature is making moves to do just that with the Fulton County election board. And if the GOP controlled state legislature seizes control of Fulton County (Atlanta) elections, well, it’s gonna be Katy bar the door. With control of the Atlanta vote, they can engage in all kinds of corruption and shenanigans.

And if the Atlanta area vote is compromised, challenged or even thrown out, then the next US Senator from Georgia will be someone who has already been clinically diagnosed bi-polar.  :shrug:

Mark……My…….Words.   :(
« Last Edit: August 25, 2021, 07:02:45 AM by Strike79 »

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Re: Herschel Walker will run for Senate in Georgia
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2021, 07:25:57 AM »
He'll be better than the guy that's currently in office.
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Re: Herschel Walker will run for Senate in Georgia
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2021, 07:29:00 AM »
He'll be better than the guy that's currently in office.

Wrong!

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Re: Herschel Walker will run for Senate in Georgia
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2021, 07:50:48 AM »
He'll be better than the guy that's currently in office.

Wrong!
Place these three in descending order:  Y, Hershcel,

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Re: Herschel Walker will run for Senate in Georgia
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2021, 09:33:14 AM »
Herschel Walker is a dim witted buffoon. He  has a mixed raced gay son , he practically abandoned.  Who uses social media to bash Black people online 24/7. Warnock campaign can just run his videos and win in a landslide if it gets that far.
« Last Edit: August 25, 2021, 10:08:06 AM by Bison 4 Life »

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Re: Herschel Walker will run for Senate in Georgia
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2021, 09:45:26 AM »
Herschel Walker is a dim witted buffoon. he has a mixed raced gay son , he practically abandoned who is a cheerleader who uses social media to bash Black people online 24/7. Warnock campaign can just run his videos and win in a landslide if it gets that far.
???........interesting.

I remember quite well when Donald and Melania Trump descended the escalator in Trump Tower in June,2015 to announce he was running for POTUS.  He was pretty much dismissed and lampooned as a clown, an idiot, show biz huckster, the whole nine.  He was not regarded as a serious candidate at all.  Even after he started mowing down that GOP presidential field, mofos still doubted him.  As late as October, 2016, one month before the election, President Obama said no way Trump could be elected POTUS.

But then he WAS elected.  :no:

Choose to ignore what I stated in my first post all you wish^^^, but the white folks who are "orchestrating" Herschel's candidacy are desirous of one thing, and one thing only, and that is POWER. They don't give a rat's a.z.z about all of that stuff you mentioned^^^.  Again.............

MARK.........MY..........WORDS!!

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Re: Herschel Walker will run for Senate in Georgia
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2021, 09:55:02 AM »

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Re: Herschel Walker will run for Senate in Georgia
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2021, 09:55:20 AM »
Herschel Walker is a dim witted buffoon. he has a mixed raced gay son , he practically abandoned who is a cheerleader who uses social media to bash Black people online 24/7. Warnock campaign can just run his videos and win in a landslide if it gets that far.
???........interesting.

I remember quite well when Donald and Melania Trump descended the escalator in Trump Tower in June,2015 to announce he was running for POTUS.  He was pretty much dismissed and lampooned as a clown, an idiot, show biz huckster, the whole nine.  He was not regarded as a serious candidate at all.  Even after he started mowing down that GOP presidential field, mofos still doubted him.  As late as October, 2016, one month before the election, President Obama said no way Trump could be elected POTUS.

But then he WAS elected.  :no:

Choose to ignore what I stated in my first post all you wish^^^, but the white folks who are "orchestrating" Herschel's candidacy are desirous of one thing, and one thing only, and that is POWER. They don't give a rat's a.z.z about all of that stuff you mentioned^^^.  Again.............

MARK.........MY..........WORDS!!

Trump is white.

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Re: Herschel Walker will run for Senate in Georgia
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2021, 09:59:33 AM »
Herschel Walker is a dim witted buffoon. he has a mixed raced gay son , he practically abandoned who is a cheerleader who uses social media to bash Black people online 24/7. Warnock campaign can just run his videos and win in a landslide if it gets that far.
???........interesting.

I remember quite well when Donald and Melania Trump descended the escalator in Trump Tower in June,2015 to announce he was running for POTUS.  He was pretty much dismissed and lampooned as a clown, an idiot, show biz huckster, the whole nine.  He was not regarded as a serious candidate at all.  Even after he started mowing down that GOP presidential field, mofos still doubted him.  As late as October, 2016, one month before the election, President Obama said no way Trump could be elected POTUS.

But then he WAS elected.  :no:

Choose to ignore what I stated in my first post all you wish^^^, but the white folks who are "orchestrating" Herschel's candidacy are desirous of one thing, and one thing only, and that is POWER. They don't give a rat's a.z.z about all of that stuff you mentioned^^^.  Again.............

MARK.........MY..........WORDS!!

Trump is white.

And as Joe Bullard always say: "The difference is clear."

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Re: Herschel Walker will run for Senate in Georgia
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2021, 10:07:01 AM »
Herschel Walker  is Black and so is Warnock. If Herschel gets the GOP nomination, I’m guessing most White voters in Georgia will go with Walker.
« Last Edit: August 25, 2021, 10:08:58 AM by Wildman78 »

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Re: Herschel Walker will run for Senate in Georgia
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2021, 10:41:37 AM »
Whew... :no: :vomit:


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Re: Herschel Walker will run for Senate in Georgia
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2021, 11:42:26 AM »
???……..word of caution.

Dude is a clown and every SANE person knows it. But…….and this is a HUGE “but,” pay VERY CLOSE attention to that voter suppression bill that the Georgia legislature passed a few months ago and Gov. Kemp has since signed into law. Among its odious provisions is a mechanism whereby the state legislature can seize control of local election boards.

Well, guess what, boys and girls, the legislature is making moves to do just that with the Fulton County election board. And if the GOP controlled state legislature seizes control of Fulton County (Atlanta) elections, well, it’s gonna be Katy bar the door. With control of the Atlanta vote, they can engage in all kinds of corruption and shenanigans.

And if the Atlanta area vote is compromised, challenged or even thrown out, then the next US Senator from Georgia will be someone who has already been clinically diagnosed bi-polar.  :shrug:

Mark……My…….Words.   :(

This! Voter suppression in key states will determine the next elections. Other than protests what are dems doing to counteract?
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Re: Herschel Walker will run for Senate in Georgia
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2021, 12:04:17 PM »
???……..word of caution.

Dude is a clown and every SANE person knows it. But…….and this is a HUGE “but,” pay VERY CLOSE attention to that voter suppression bill that the Georgia legislature passed a few months ago and Gov. Kemp has since signed into law. Among its odious provisions is a mechanism whereby the state legislature can seize control of local election boards.

Well, guess what, boys and girls, the legislature is making moves to do just that with the Fulton County election board. And if the GOP controlled state legislature seizes control of Fulton County (Atlanta) elections, well, it’s gonna be Katy bar the door. With control of the Atlanta vote, they can engage in all kinds of corruption and shenanigans.

And if the Atlanta area vote is compromised, challenged or even thrown out, then the next US Senator from Georgia will be someone who has already been clinically diagnosed bi-polar.  :shrug:

Mark……My…….Words.   :(

This! Voter suppression in key states will determine the next elections. Other than protests what are dems doing to counteract?

Turn out more voters.

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Re: Herschel Walker will run for Senate in Georgia
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2021, 12:07:55 PM »
Sadly some from both sides will simply vote for him based on his UGA and/or NFL affiliations.



 

 

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