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jimfields33

(15,137 posts)
Thu Aug 25, 2022, 07:30 PM Aug 2022

Oz wants 5 debates as republicans question Fetterman's stroke recovery

This is low even for repugs. Fetterman should just say no.



https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/rcna42638


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 Fetterman’s first public rally since he was debilitated by a stroke May 15, two days before the state’s primary. Fetterman, the state’s 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 campaign’s clever use of social media, at one point featuring "Jersey Shore" reality TV star Snooki to mock Oz’s 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.

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MyOwnPeace

(16,857 posts)
1. They may be gaining ground........
Thu Aug 25, 2022, 07:45 PM
Aug 2022

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."

badhair77

(4,148 posts)
2. I don't get the "living off his daddy's money" idea.
Thu Aug 25, 2022, 07:58 PM
Aug 2022

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.

MyOwnPeace

(16,857 posts)
4. He went to Harvard........
Thu Aug 25, 2022, 08:05 PM
Aug 2022

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......'

badhair77

(4,148 posts)
6. Well, my cousin went to the same high school as Fetterman,
Thu Aug 25, 2022, 08:13 PM
Aug 2022

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 don’t make any sense either.

I’ll be thrilled to vote for Fetterman in November.

enough

(13,226 posts)
3. It's politics. There is no low. I'm a Fetterman supporter and donor, but I think this is
Thu Aug 25, 2022, 08:00 PM
Aug 2022

his one remaining problem. I’m surprised they haven’t started harping on this sooner. Glad I don’t have to decide what their response should be. I’m in PA.

MyOwnPeace

(16,857 posts)
5. I share your 'concern' regarding that 'problem'...............
Thu Aug 25, 2022, 08:08 PM
Aug 2022

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!

enough

(13,226 posts)
10. Oh man, if a lifelong citizen of a state can't express an opinion about an election happening
Thu Aug 25, 2022, 09:14 PM
Aug 2022

2 and a half months in the future, I guess we should just stop talking. This isn’t “concern” this is a Pennsylvanian thinking about the next election.

Kingofalldems

(38,252 posts)
7. Oh I see what's going on.
Thu Aug 25, 2022, 08:19 PM
Aug 2022

Oz is a citizen of Turkey and doesn't even live in Pa. so why would we care what he wants?

PortTack

(32,118 posts)
8. Fetterman is making TikTok Videos, and spoke very fluently. Yes, it was just a minute or so, but
Thu Aug 25, 2022, 09:01 PM
Aug 2022

He spoke clearly, no slur, facial symmetry seemed even.

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