Posted: 8:43 am Thursday, May 29th, 2014

UGA legend Herschel Walker wades into political waters 

By Chip Towers

Herschel Walker is stepping into a new arena.

The legendary Georgia running back, who has played in NFL stadiums and has fought professionally in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), has entered the political ring. Not as a candidate. Walker is featured in a new television spot on endorsing Republican Congressman Jack Kingston of Savannah.

Kingston is currently in a run-off with David Perdue of Sea Island for the Republican nomination for a U.S. Senate seat for Georgia. The nominee will run against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn.

“I’ve had the great honor of representing our state and my home,” Walker, the 1982 Heisman Trophy winner, says in a 30-second spot. “I care deeply about our Georgia’s future. That’s why I wanted my friend Jack Kingston carrying the ball for us in Washington.”

Kingston is a UGA graduate who has lived in Savannah since 1977. Perdue, a native of Warner Robins who now resides in Sea Island, graduated from Georgia Tech.

Walker’s name has come up many times over the years as a potential political candidate himself. But to this point he has steered clear of entering that arena. His primary residence is in Texas, but he has many ties in Savannah, where his sister Veronica lives. He was born and raised in Wrightsville and starred for the Bulldogs from 1980-82 before entering into a long career in professional football.

 

202 comments
hammondb3
hammondb3

Chip, Perdue cannot live IN Sea Island, he can only live ON the island. The same applies to St. Simons, Jekyll, et al. They are not cities, they're islands. You're welcome.

Delusionaldog
Delusionaldog

We'll give you 350, big macon dog, dog in lex, bucket and tom brown if you give Chip back. 

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

Chip..........CHIP.................anybody?

JacketMan
JacketMan

The real question is, which personality actually made the endorsement? My guess is it was the one which thinks he's a middle-aged, white man whose afraid of minorities.

sssinff
sssinff

Yikes, one too many concussions on the field. Poor guy.

ThomasBrownUGA
ThomasBrownUGA

Numb from all the Attrition, again, this off-season.

GloryBetweenTheHedges
GloryBetweenTheHedges

HERSCHEL THIS GUY WANTS CHILDREN TO WORK FOR FOOD AT SCHOOL HE IS A STUPID BOOB YOU ARE A GREAT DAWG AND I LOVE YA MAN BUT YOU SUCK AT POLITICS MY GOD KINGSTON

Colwest
Colwest

hahaha, which Herschel?  the other one will support purdue for a donation


Delusionaldog
Delusionaldog

Alabama goes home after losing to Kennesaw State. Perhaps they should schedule the Owls for their mid-November Classic in order to exact revenge. 

Hemmorid_Sufferer_2
Hemmorid_Sufferer_2

Time to close the comments when abortion becomes the idiotic talking point. 

RonRoberts
RonRoberts

In Jack Kingston's America, Herschel Walker would've been a janitor at his schools, with little time to hone his craft or develop his body to BECOME the great he was.  Carry on ... 

SEP-AU
SEP-AU

If Herschel were a movie star you'd all be kicking and screaming that he has no business expressing his opinion.  Unless it was an opinion that you share.  Fact is, if he weren't rich, he'd still be a Democrat and he'd be supporting Michelle Nunn. I suspect  that he's just your average rich, right wing, hypocrite.  He's preaching to the choir.  Blah, blah, blah.    

Delusionaldog
Delusionaldog

I wonder of Chip will do a "In Dooley's Garden" blog this week as all things dog is rather slow. 


We need a Dooley's Garden story or a handful of arrests. 



Princess_Leia
Princess_Leia

I hereby declare POAD the winner of this stimulating intellectual debate. Congratulations to POAD.

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

Remove those on welfare from being able cast a vote and lets start all over. You don't alllow the 5th string QB to call the plays on Gameday do you? This "let everybody play two innings" B/S has us in a very bad position.

ThomasBrownUGA
ThomasBrownUGA

Great commercial by Herschel Walker.  Saw it last night Prime Time.  Herschel Walker does a fantastic endorsement, explains why he endorses the candidate, and does so in what only can be described as a warm, sincere, honest, strong fashion.  Plainly, this is the best political endorsement by anyone for anyone anytime.  If his candidate is not elected, I would be surprised based on what I witnessed last night watching Wheel of Fortune.

keendaddy
keendaddy

BTW, I snagged the 2014 SEC Athlon football mag today! Yeah Baby!

keendaddy
keendaddy

Btw, abortion isn't natural and is an abomination. If a woman I was intimate with aborted my child, I may have her brought up on murder charges. It probably would be thrown out of court, but everyone would know that she murdered My potential Son or Daughter! And if you say it's none of my business what she does to the fetus, then why try to charge me with Child Support? If the Man doesn't have a say so, then he has zero Responsibility. Can't have it both ways!

keendaddy
keendaddy

To you idiots, who think nobody deserves an opinion if it's not the same as yours, I say move to Russia or China, where you belong. I will vote for the best qualified candidate, and you can pitch a baby tantrum if you want! Just proves what everyone else thought about you to be true. Grow up and try to remember that you are not always right 100% of the time! You know who you are...

DawgNole
DawgNole

shep2121

1 day ago

"ANYONE getting political is putting themselves in with the worst of the worst.  Doesn't matter if you say u are Repukelicans or Demonicrats.  They are all worthless . . . ."

______________________________

CO-SIGN!

DawginLex
DawginLex

You want to know the definition of a lowlife?


Anyone who supports a political party that is proud of the fact hat it allows 1 million unborn children to be slaughtered every year.


The Democrats/Liberals will answer for this 1 day. We will all be held accountable for what we have done but killing the helpless unborn is sick. All so folks can go on doing what they want to with no accountability

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

Well one thing is for certain, to the thousands that put one of those UGA hats it means time to register. Kingston should be a shoe-in.

PaulPaul
PaulPaul

I am a die hard BullDawg and Herschel is my all time favorite but I think Perdue would be better for our state. Wish he had not endorsed this gentleman but we all have that right. Hope there is no one out there who would vote on a celebrity endorsement without looking into the candidate thoroughly unfortunately I am sure there are. This is one time I hope the Jacket wins.

keendaddy
keendaddy

#2

Feel free to leave at any time! You seem a little bu++ hurt, maybe if you try talking out of your as a little less, you'll feel relief...

Delusionaldog
Delusionaldog

@RonRoberts BS. He honed hit body, as legend dictates, by hauling old tires up dusty hills. All you need is an old tire and a dusty hill. 

RonRoberts
RonRoberts

@KeepOnSmilingWetWillie You're talking about a "poll tax," basically, and thankfully that's been adjudicated on and summarily dismissed.  

PS, if you want to eliminate the votes of those on welfare, you'll have to include folks taking the additional child tax credit and/or earned income tax credit, which, in essence, wipes out a person's federal income tax burden.  Let's continue and make sure no one working for an oil company getting a government subsidy can vote, either, since their employer gets "corporate welfare."  Why stop there?  Most major retail and fast food outlets are subsidized when you factor their "working poor wages" having to be supplemented while their profits soar.  Can't go letting their execs vote when they reap the "welfare" off the backs of the working poor.

BobEdwards
BobEdwards

@ThomasBrown  His endorsement will garner a lot of votes for Kingston.  Just look at all of the UGA faithful who worship at Hershel's feet.  He's a legend in Ga. Sports and rightfully so.  I am definitely not a dawg fan; however, I am a Hershel fan and darn happy he's a conservative and I'd vote for him should he enter politics.

JoeRational
JoeRational

@ThomasBrown I was pretty sure Kingston already had the Wheel of Fortune bloc locked up but I guess it does take a lot of reminding.

Delusionaldog
Delusionaldog

@DawginLex


1. You are a male. You will never face the decision therefore you opinion is moot. 


2. While I oppose obortion, especially late-term, I too will never face the personal decision.


3. If my daughter faced the decision, I would respect her personal decision.


4. I'd rather go toe to toe and trade insults regarding the fact that your dogs will end this coming season unranked, just like last year. 

UGAMadDawg
UGAMadDawg

@PaulPaul I appreciate your view, but I think Kingston will be really good.  He will be a better Georgia Senator than any we have had the last 50 years.


Either Perdue or Kingston would be better than another Nunn.  Bringing projects home to Georgia is fine, if it doesn't hurt the overall nation.  We really need a financial conservative to help get the nation back on track.  Doing that will be the best thing for Georgia.  imho

Delusionaldog
Delusionaldog

@PaulPaul I just hope a Republican wins. It is feasible GA could determine the outcome of the Senate. It's a big big deal. 

UGAMadDawg
UGAMadDawg

@Delusionaldog delusional, that is just delusional.   So, because you are not "a" then as "b" you can't have an opinion about "a"?


You are not black, so you can't know what blacks feel and think.  

You are not a man so you can't judge us for womanizing.  

You are not a kid, so you can' t judge us for being lazy and playing video games all day.  

You are not a dawgs, so you can't judge us for our love affair with dawgs.  etc. etc. etc.


This is the view that shuts down discourse.  This thought policing is dangerous.

DawginLex
DawginLex

@Delusionaldog  It's murder


A male is a participant also in this occuring, correct?


Males not being Daddys is exactly what is wrong with this country now

POAD2014
POAD2014

@UGAMadDawg WTF has he DONE in 22 years? WTF do you think he will do if he is reelected? HE IS THE TRASH that needs to be kicked to the CURB. KINGSTON is a POS do noting SOB. 22 years? @@ Mother F.....ing YEARS and NEVER a comity Chair? HE IS A POS NOBODY RESPECTS.

RonRoberts
RonRoberts

If you're a woman in the conservative lens, you're damned if you do, damned if you don't.  Birth control is taboo (and shouldn't be made available) per the neocon, the "next day pill" (scientifically speaking, not an abortificant) is a no-no to them, too, and abortion's "murder" in their view; have the child, though, and need ANY government assistance maintaining that child's health and welfare and you're a "moocher" who needs to get a job.  Of course childcare is damned expensive, but that young single mother - who likely makes at or below $10 an hour, won't be able to make ends meet.  And we ALL know most neocons are against raising the minimum wage to $10.00 an hour or better (the 1970 minimum wage would be worth about $10.50 in today's dollars, factoring inflation, so the working poor have only gotten poorer), so you get an idea what a conundrum the right-wing mindset puts people in.
 

Delusionaldog
Delusionaldog

@DawginLex They participated in the result. They have nothing to do with the ultimate decision. 


UGAMadDawg
UGAMadDawg

@POAD2014 @UGAMadDawg I respect him.  I don't like long term Washington politicians, but he is the best option this time.


He will be better than Chambliss or Isakson.  Perdue is will be establishment before he even takes a flight to DC.  At least Kingston has a very conservative voting record.


I like that he dominated in the Southern part of the state with the people who know him.  That is a good sign.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@aladawg47 @POAD2014 @UGAMadDawg 


I request that you apologize to "damn liberals" everywhere!!


How would you like to  be compared to  O L E    F I L T H Y-

M O U T H  POAD?????????????

POAD2014
POAD2014

@UGAMadDawg BEST OPTION? is that a Bullet or the Needle to a DEATH Sentence? Kingston is a JOKE.....22 years and NEVER a HEAD of ANY Committee & that should tell you all you need to know. HE is WEAK and a JOKE. I've flushed better politicians down the toilet in the morning after I read the Liberal AJC political column and wiped my butt..