Dear Lord, they only announced it late last night, and already today I’ve had 5 desperate pleas for loot from Warnock and the DNC. Man, I sure as hell could have lived very nicely without another month of this nonsense. Oh well, it is what it is.
Right now, there are still 3 outstanding Democratic held Senate seats up for grabs, NV, AZ, and GA. We already know that Georgia is heading to a runoff on December 6th. Before that, the GOP needs to pick off 1 seat in either NV or AZ in order for Georgia to be for all of the marbles for Senate control. But that’s no sure thing.
Right now, both AZ and NV are waiting on large dumps of still uncounted early mail in and drop off ballots. In both states, the votes are in Democratic friendly counties, although the composition of the actual votes leave things in the air. But what happens if the Democrats come away with the 2 state sweep, made more likely by their election night success in battleground states?
Neither the Warnock camp nor the Walker camp relished the possibility of a runoff election on December 6th. But all things being equal, Warnock is in a much better, much stronger position to win the runoff, for a whole slew of reasons. For starters, Warnock and his campaign have been through this before, only 2 years ago. They know what to do, and what to expect. Walker is in his first political campaign, and making a total cock-up of it.
Let’s talk personalities. Warnock is smooth, heartfelt, erudite, and well spoken. He’s also popular. Walker is exactly the opposite. The guy can’t string 2 coherent sentences together, and he’s so unqualified that even Republican voters hate him. Just make a simple comparison. Kemp and Raffensperger both strolled to victory under cruise control. Not only did Walker underperform them, he even underperformed Trump, and Trump lost the freakin’ state! GOP voters held their noses in the hopes of regaining the Senate. Add in the fact that Walker is a walking, talking gaffe machine. The longer this goes on, the worse he gets.
Cash may not be King, but it’s at least the Queen of Hearts. And Warnock has been awash in the stuff. Warnock has turned into a prolific fundraiser, while Walker couldn’t sell candy bars for charity. I heard one report that during the general election, Warnock outspent Walker by some $73 millin. The only thing that has kept Walker on the air at all is tens of millions of outside dark money for attack ads.
But what happens if the Democrats run the table and take both NV as well as AZ? That alone gives the Democrats 50 seats in the Senate, and assures Democratic control for 2 more years, and potentially dozens of new judges. But if the Democrats already control the Senate by December 6th, Who the hell needs Herschel walker anymore?
Warnock’s Democratic base will be jazzed to the max to get out there and expand the Democratic majority in the Senate, and lock in 2 Democratic Senators for 4 more years. Walker’s voters only showed up with the dream of retaking the Senate. If that’s out of reach, why bother to show up on December 6th? All you need to do is to compare Kemp and Raffensperger’s totals to Walker’s to see how large the vote splitting was in Georgia.
And f you can’t retake the Senate, then why would McConnell and the Super PAC’s give Walker any more money? This ass clown couldn’t steal lunch money from school kids, and if he did, he’d just blow it on abortions for girlfriends. If you can’t regain the Senate, then start hoarding your pennies for 2024, and hopefully a slew of qualified candidates.
From where I’m sitting, Walker desperately needs either Masters or Laxalt to flip one of those seats. If one does, then Walker remains relevant, and McConnell and the GOP have no choice but to fund him in the runoff. If the Democrats sweep NV and AZ, then Walker has no more relevance than an old Air Supply CD you found in your attic. Don’t touch that dial.