- Herschel Walker delved into an ancient, mythic debate during a Wednesday stump speech in Georgia.
- The Senate candidate came out as pro-werewolf as he described the plot of a vampire movie.
- “A werewolf can kill a vampire. Did you know that? I never knew that,” he told a crowd.
Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker delivered a bizarre diatribe about vampires and werewolves during a stump speech in McDonough, Georgia on Wednesday in a verbose example of the former athlete’s ongoing, unorthodox candidacy.
Walker, who is headed to a December run-off against Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock, regaled a Georgia audience this week with the plot details of a vampire movie he said he was recently watching late at night.
“I don’t know if you know, but vampires are some cool people, are they not?” the congressional candidate said. “But let me tell you something that I found out: A werewolf can kill a vampire. Did you know that? I never knew that.”
“So, I don’t want to be a vampire anymore,” Walker added, without further context. “I want to be a werewolf.”
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For more than two minutes, Walker stood at the podium recounting the apparent plot details of this mystery movie, which he identified as “Fright Night, Freak Night, or some type of night.”
Tom Holland’s 1985 “Fright Night” and its 2011 remake both center vampires in their story, though neither feature werewolves, nor do their stories resemble the plot explanation Walker delivered to a crowd of unsuspecting supporters.
Perhaps it was the “Underworld” film series that Walker was referencing, which detail a mythical war between vampires and werewolves. Or maybe Walker caught a late-night “Twilight” marathon and decided to engage in the age-old Edward vs. Jacob debate.
Either way, the former NFL player eventually tried to tie his ramblings back to a key component of his campaign: Faith.
“And that’s where it is in our life. It don’t even work unless you’ve got faith,” Walker said, after describing a movie scene that involved holy water and a cross. “We gotta have faith.”
Walker’s pro-family and anti-abortion campaign has been marred by revelations that he was hiding “secret” children from public view, as well as allegations from a former girlfriend that he paid for her abortion — which he has denied.
But neither Walker nor Warnock won 50% of the required vote outright in the election last week, meaning Walker supporters and Georgia voters alike could be in for three more weeks of vampires vs. werewolves.