Herschel Walker said there are 52 状态. Should we care?

本周早些时候, Herschel Walker made a mistake.

Talking about Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abramsassertion that the state is the worst one to live in, Walker said this 在出现期间 “粘土特拉维斯 & 巴克塞克斯顿秀”:
    If you don’t believe in the country, leave and go somewhere else. If it’s the worst state, why are you here? 你为什么不离开? Go to anotherthere’s, 什么, 51 more other states that you can go to?
      You see the problem. 有, 事实上, 50 states in the United States, 不 52.
        Democrats jumped on Walker’s error, insisting that it was proof that the former NFL running back was way out his depth in his race against Sen. 拉斐尔·沃诺克.
        共和党人, 另一方面, were quick to remind people that back in 2008, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama said this during a campaign stop: “It is wonderful to be back in Oregon. 在过去 15 月, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states.
          The question is whether any of it matters. 毕竟, whether or not you think Obama was a good president or Walker would be a good senator, it’s difficult to believe that either of them didn’t actually know how many states make up the country.
          Of course that didn’t stop Republicansfor yearsfrom criticizing Obama for his gaffe. Or from arguing that the lack of media coverage of the momentalthough that contention is decidedly debatablewas evidence of bias.
          When President Obama said that he has been to ’57 States,’ very little mention in Fake News Media,” Donald Trump tweeted 在九月 2018. “Can you imagine if I said thatstory of the year!”
          So what can we expect in the wake of this Walker gaffe? My guess is that Democratsespecially on Twitterwill use it to question his capacity to be a US senator.
          哪个, 好, 精细.
          But I also think that Walker’s slip-up will just be another piece of the growing concerns Republicans have about their nominee in what is looking like the most high-profile Senate race in the country.
          最近几周, Walker has publicly acknowledged he has three children with women he was not married to, faced reports that he had not served in law enforcement as he had previously claimed and offered an off-the-wall response to the mass school shooting in Uvalde, 德州.
            That seeming lack of readiness will heighten the stakes (and Republican worries) if and when Walker and Warnock debate ahead of the general election. Warnock has accepted invitations for three debates, while Walker’s campaign has said only that he looks forward to debating the incumbent.
            重点: In a vacuum, Walker’s 52 states slip-up doesn’t mean much. But for a candidate who already faces questions about his readiness to hold the job he is running for, it’s not a great look.




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