When U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock walked onto the stage Friday night (Oct. 14) for a primetime debate in the midst of his reelection campaign, the junior Democratic senator from Georgia wisely decided against challenging his opponent to a 40-yard dash or a weight-lifting competition. I’m not suggesting Warnock, who is also the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, isn’t in shape. I’m sure he could defeat most members of the Senate, where he’s still relatively young (and I’m not too confident how well I’d do against him). But Warnock wouldn’t have won those athletic challenges against former college football star Herschel Walker. Fortunately for Warnock, athletic prowess has no bearing on who would better serve the people of the Peach State in Congress.