Best in Moderation
Former President Barack Obama called Georgia Senate Candidate Herschel Walker “a celebrity that wants to be a politician,” during a speech in Georgia Friday night.
CNN reports the former president did call the former pro football player “one of the best running backs of all-time,” but added that he is not qualified to serve in the U.S. Senate.
The former president received thunderous applause inside the Gateway Center Arena. During his 36-minute speech, Obama acknowledged the economic struggles being felt in the U.S. and across the world, but added that Republicans have yet to offer a plan to change things.
“There is very little evidence that he has taken any interest, bothered to learn anything about, or displayed any kind of inclination towards public service or volunteer work or helping people in anyway,” Obama said to applause.
He also attacked the Republican Senate candidate for his issues of character, which include allegations of Walker paying for abortions and Walker’s son, who has attacked his father on numerous occasions during his campaign. While the race between Warnock and Walker is closer than many expected, Warnock is still leading the polls and has the majority of support among Black Americans.