Letters to the Editor: The simple reason Republicans picked Herschel Walker — celebrity status and money on his mind — to unseat the Democratic presidential nominee seems to be a bit of a mystery after his victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Walker’s campaign was built on a series of lies, and the “facts” that he himself has never known exist.
If Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was concerned about the GOP’s chances in the general election, he had better start preparing for some tough questions now and now those questions will be coming from the general public and not from the “party” that nominated him — the likes of which he was supposed to represent.
He could hardly have said it any better himself.
Since he now has the “facts” on which to base his decision, then surely he, and not his party, should be asking himself the question: “If President Obama were to win the election based upon the current lies and deception, then what would the consequences be?”
To give credit where it’s due, I was one of the many who thought Walker’s victory over Clinton represented a tremendous victory for women’s politics.
In my estimation, there were a number of factors involved in her defeat, none of which were completely his fault: her loss of a key piece of legislation (the Violence Against Women Act); her loss of a key primary state for the general election (Maine); the economy; the fact that she got a boost from some of the president’s own lies about the Keystone XL pipeline and how it would be beneficial to American energy; the fact that Americans still believed in the government for the first time in decades after an election in which a majority of Americans voted for Obama in 2008… the list can go on and on.
The truth is that the only thing that stood between Walker and the White House was Hillary Clinton. The rest of it just didn’t matter