Georgia's Herschel Walker is downplaying his speaking ability for the upcoming debate with Sen. Raphael Warnock, how does this come into play?

Georgia's Herschel Walker is downplaying his speaking ability for the upcoming debate with Sen. Raphael Warnock, how does this come into play? Georgia's Herschel Walker is downplaying his speaking ability for the upcoming debate with Sen. Raphael Warnock, how does this come into play?

1 Expert Answer

Mary-Kate Lizotte, PhD

Professor of Political Science,  Augusta University

Walker is probably doing what others have done against a candidate with established oratory skills," adds Lizotte. "George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney, or their people, worked to lower expectations by conceding that their opponent was a fantastic debater/speaker; then the news media positively covered their debate performance when they performed moderately well or when their opponent does not trounce them. This could work in Walker’s favor if they only have one debate. If he gets positive coverage for doing better than expected, then he likely won’t agree to another debate.

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