By J Robert Smith
Democrats operate by a simple dictum: If one of their candidates may lose, smear the Republican opponent. And if that doesn’t cut it, cheat. Or do both, just to play it safe.
Herschel Walker is the recipient of a Democrat sneak attack. That’s because he’s running neck-and-neck with a tainted U.S. senator, the Rev. Ralph Warnock. The smears made against Walker are called “October Surprises.”
Sandbagging Walker isn’t much of surprise, actually. Walker is a football legend in Georgia. His college career with the Bulldogs made him so. He’s public about his embrace of Christianity and doesn’t hesitate to admit that he’s made his share of mistakes over the years and, yes, sinned. But as the Rev. Warnock should know, Christians make no bones about their sinfulness. Some of the greatest sinners became the greatest Christians. The Apostle Paul is the preeminent example of a bad man gone very good through his encounter with Jesus Christ and his repentance.
So, like the rest of us, Walker is a flawed man, but the smears leveled against him are lies. Walker flat-out denies that he impregnated a past girlfriend and paid for her abortion. The allegation stinks of an election-motivated gambit.
Said Florida senator Rick Scott (who should be the next GOP Senate leader, not sold-out Mitch McConnell) , Newsweek, October 4:
Senator Rick Scott, who chairs the National Republican Senatorial Committee, defended GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker amid his latest controversy and suggested that Walker was up against the same “smear machine” that targeted Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas.
Coincidence that on the eve of Kavanaugh’s and Thomas’ confirmation hearings that they were slammed with uncorroborated accusations of sexual misconduct? Now, just weeks before the November election, Walker is being slapped with a charge that he paid for an abortion?