At this point, it’s clear that trying to get Georgia congressional candidate Herschel Walker to explicitly agree to a debate is like pulling teeth from a person who has no teeth. The man refused to debate his Republican opponents claiming he was saving his energy for his general election opponent Sen. Raphael Warnock. But now he’s dodging debates with Warnock like a chipmunk in oncoming traffic.
Weeks ago, there were reports circulating that Walker refused to debate Warnock in Savanna unless he was provided the debate topics in advance. Now, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Walker’s campaign aides have said that isn’t true, but, nevertheless, Warnock’s campaign manager Quentin Fulks hammered Walker on the idea that he should get debate cliff notes ahead of time so he can practice showing as little stupidity as possible while answering questions he just barely comprehends. (OK, he didn’t say all that.)
But it’s not just that he’s inarticulate. It’s that he never demonstrates that he even has any clear understanding of any given issue. And he covers his lack of knowledge up by speaking in non sequiturs and word salads. He’s basically just like Donald Trump only he has melanin instead of melon skin.
So, Walker is likely to sound as dense as he demonstrably is during a debate. But, again, that might only strengthen his position with his voter base of MAGA minions who embrace anti-intellectualism like they embrace Confederate monuments in desperate attempts to keep their odes to slavery on their pedestals.
Anyway, when Walker and Warnock finally hit the debate stage together it will be, well, interesting at least.