Oz wants 5 debates as republicans question Fetterman's stroke recovery
This is low even for repugs. Fetterman should just say no.
Mehmet Oz formally challenged John Fetterman to five Pennsylvania Senate debates Friday, an opening salvo designed to help the Republican catch up with the Democratic front-runner and indirectly highlight his health as he recovers from a stroke.
Oz, the celebrity TV doctor, made sure to time his debate demand to coincide with Fettermans first public rally since he was debilitated by a stroke May 15, two days before the states primary. Fetterman, the states lieutenant governor, was hospitalized for days and temporarily lost his ability to speak fluidly.
Since then, Fetterman has maintained a sizeable lead in the polls, outspending Oz on TV and earning favorable media coverage for his campaigns clever use of social media, at one point featuring "Jersey Shore" reality TV star Snooki to mock Ozs out-of-state roots. Fetterman's campaign also slowly reintroduced the candidate to his followers by releasing highly edited videos with multiple cuts, which Republicans said purposefully disguised the speech problems Fetterman has acknowledged he developed as a result of the stroke.
based on the fact that Fetterman has NOT agreed to schedule any debates, nor has he been willing to 'accept questions' from the press during his recent appearances.
I'm in a 'deep red' part of PA and these points are their latest comments regarding Fetterman - other than the "He lived on his Daddy's money all his life."
His father has an insurance agency in York, PA. He has a nice house, not a mansion, certainly not in the most exclusive part of the area. The family seems to keep a low profile although there is a brother involved in the campaign.
therefore - 'Golden Spoon!' (Yes, I know, it's all in THEIR fk'd up minds!). I guess living and working in Braddock doesn't count for squat as to how 'life is spent......'
then also went to Harvard, just 25 years earlier. No golden spoon. Their minds really are messed up.
The ads about Fetterman not paying his taxes dont make any sense either.
Ill be thrilled to vote for Fetterman in November.
his one remaining problem. Im surprised they havent started harping on this sooner. Glad I dont have to decide what their response should be. Im in PA.
but, WOW, his campaign team is SO on the ball - they're probably gonna' kick that so far down Oz's throat that he'll actually need to call a 'real' doctor to help him!
2 and a half months in the future, I guess we should just stop talking. This isnt concern this is a Pennsylvanian thinking about the next election.
Oz is a citizen of Turkey and doesn't even live in Pa. so why would we care what he wants?
He spoke clearly, no slur, facial symmetry seemed even.