Granderson: Herschel Walker’s candidacy is more interesting now that Senate control is decided.
That’s because the Democrats have now been able to control the Senate. And Walker was always a pretty good Senate candidate. So, now that the power has shifted, Walker looks like he’s going to be a real player on the national stage. He looks like he’s going to be the candidate of hope and change.
But the Democrats want to lock in Walker so that the media won’t point to him when the next election rolls around. That’s just politics. But it’s not good politics. And the people, many of which have lived through Walker as governor as well as Senator, realize it. And they don’t like it.
People are tired of the type of politics we’ve had in the past. They like the direction of the country. They don’t like the direction we’ve been headed under this president for the past two years. So, Walker has nothing — he’s just a guy who is talking about things and doing things not like the president. He’s the polar opposite of the president. And, frankly, the press just wants to be able to talk about him. We’ll see what happens in the next few days.
Herschel Walker is not a mainstream Republican. He is a conservative Democrat. I have talked to people who support him because they like the fact that he was governor. He took on unions to fight for working people. That alone is going to appeal to a lot of Democrats. He’s still on our side.
But if we can get him to challenge incumbent senators who also voted for the president’s tax plan and his health care reform plan, we’ll be right back where we started. I’m not ready to go there yet.
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MARGARET BRENNAN: But, it was just interesting that you were able to get Herschel Walker on TV for the first time. This is the guy who was governor in Wisconsin and was up for re-election.
MARGARET BRENNAN: You guys put him on TV. He ran twice. But, he’s doing the job of governor. The