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Fri Dec 3, 2021, 11:58 PM

Opinion: What Dr. Oz's Senate campaign is missing

Mehmet Oz, the cardiac surgeon turned megawatt media star, has announced he is running for the U.S. Senate and generated the blizzard of publicity you might expect when yet another celebrity newcomer decides to step into politics.

But there is a word that has barely been mentioned thus far as part of his launch. That word is “Pennsylvania,” the state that he is offering to represent, despite having only the thinnest of connections there. The race for its open Senate seat is expected to be one of the hardest fought in the country next year, with about a dozen people running for the Republican nomination alone.

Oz’s first television ad, a 60-second spot, mentions the name of the state once, three-quarters of the way through. It comes in a generic reference, where he sounds more than a bit like former president Donald Trump: “Pennsylvania needs a conservative who will put America first, one who could reignite our divine spark.”

Pennsylvania and its concerns don’t appear at all on the “Why I’m running” page of his campaign website, except in abbreviated form at the bottom, where you find the address of the Huntingdon Valley headquarters to which his fans and supporters can send their checks.

If he manages to win in a crowded Republican primary field and then prevail in the general election, what might Oz do in Washington to address the specific needs of the Keystone State? He doesn’t offer any clues.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/12/03/what-dr-ozs-senate-campaign-is-missing/

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Dec 4, 2021, 12:06 AM

1. Senators have lost the quaint idea they actually represent...

actual people in the states they pretend to represent.

NY used to be the state carpetbaggers used to love to sneak into. The only good news is that some of them did quite well.

That doesn't sound like Oz, though.

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Sat Dec 4, 2021, 03:26 AM

2. I'd answer "a single functioning brain cell"...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Dec 4, 2021, 08:47 AM

3. Republicans voting for a Muslim.

Dr. Oz goes comedian.

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Sat Dec 4, 2021, 01:00 PM

4. I think the campaign is missing

a viable candidate.

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