"The Herschel Walker campaign was a slow-motion train wreck. But it was also an inevitability, something set on the tracks long ago. The logical outcome of what happens when a farcical former president fancies himself a kingmaker but favors jesters for the job — Dr. Oz, Sarah Palin.
campaign was what happens when a party decides that 'winning is a
virtue,' as right-wing commentator Dana Loesch once said when explaining
her support for Walker — that it is, in fact, the only virtue worth
pursuing, at the expense of integrity, consistency, truthfulness.
Herschel Walker’s campaign was as though a diabolical political
scientist boiled down the essence of a typical Trump candidate to its
essential goop, leaving behind the distilled dregs of a political
philosophy that mostly centers on spouting off nonsense about pronouns
and wokeness and reproductive rights and how climate legislation was unnecessary because there were 'enough trees around here.'” -- Monica Hesse, in the Washington Post, on the Trump- picked "political nonsense personified," who yet was supported by nearly half of the electorate in Georgia, and what that says about the reality of our politics.