Letters to the Editor: The simple reason Republicans picked Herschel Walker — celebrity for the GOP — as their nominee is the reason.
If you had been at the Republican convention this summer, you would have seen Walker standing on one side of the large rectangular stage. No cameras. No microphones. No reporters. No speeches. No applause. No one to acknowledge him in his final remarks.
The former football player — the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year as a junior in 1986 and a first-team All-American as a senior, when he was the second-most disruptive force in the league — was there to let you know that he was there, but he wasn’t there to say a word for himself.
He stood on the stage looking like a guy who had been to Europe, who had been to Africa, who had been to the top of Mount Everest. He looked like a guy who had accomplished a lot in his life, and he was proud of that. He looked like a guy who was at peace with his lot in life, and he just wanted to tell people about his life, his family, his accomplishments and his peace with his lot in life.
He told great stories. He had a great sense of humor. He told wonderful stories. He told great stories until the very end. He told them without trying to sell anyone on an idea, or selling a product. He was not trying to sell any ideas. He had no agenda. This was about telling people a lot of good, true, hard-hitting stories about life, about people, about things, about where he lived in Washington, D.C., about how he grew up, about what he did, about what he worked on, about all the good things that were in his life.
He was a good guy. He was a good guy. He was a very good guy and a really great athlete, and he was a great person. And this was his time to tell people the story of the last few years he