There is still a lot of chatter going on about the Pennsylvania senate debate between John Fetterman and Dr. Mehemet Oz. It was a complete disaster for Fetterman and the whole Democratic Party. As it was widely reported, almost every response from Fetterman was an issue. The stroke that he had in May has left him unable to communicate with clarity and the Democratic Party should be ashamed that they let him take that platform; for that matter, they should have stopped his campaign long before this.
Dr. Oz showed a lot of poise and clarity. He gave strong and substantial answers to the questions that were asked and expressed a broad command of all the issues that seem important to the people of the state.
The liberal media could not put a positive spin on the debate, but some gave it a good college try. They said that the team around Dr. Oz was using “ableism” in their claim that Oz was a better candidate than Fetterman.
Regular voters, according to a poll by WPXI, indicated that Oz was the winner of the debate by 82 percent, with Fetterman only getting 18 percent.
The independent and undecided voters are now moving toward Dr. Oz.
The Democrats tried to lay the blame on the captioning system the Fetterman team asked for. They said the captions were “delayed” and “filled with errors,” and that is why Fetterman had such problems in the debate.
The debate host was the first to shoot down their explanation. He said that everything was running normally.
“In fact,” the debate host noted, “Nexstar’s production team went to extraordinary lengths to ensure the effectiveness of the closed captioning process, and to accommodate several last-minute requests of the Fetterman campaign. The closed captioning process functioned as expected during rehearsal and again during tonight’s debate,” the host said. After this message was repeated in a statement, they said that they regretted that Fetterman and his campaign feel otherwise. What the statement did not say is that Fetterman’s team was lying about the whole thing trying to save face.
Dr. Oz was willing to agree to the closed-captioning with a closed captioner that the Fetterman campaign chose. The coordinators of the debate even allowed Fetterman two opportunities to practice with the system. He only chose to practice once and turned the other down.
And now they want people to believe that it was the system’s fault for his inability?
It seems that Fetterman’s team is trying to take advantage of the real sympathy that people have for Fetterman’s condition after his stroke.
Dr. Oz and his gave team gave this perfect response: “We’re sorry to hear that the Fetterman campaign was unhappy with how the closed captioning system that they requested was working on Tuesday,” said Brittany Yanick, the Oz campaign’s communications director, in a statement Thursday morning. “We’re happy to do a second debate any time, and let the Fetterman campaign source a closed captioner that they believe is of better quality,” Yanick said.
If what the Fetterman team is saying is accurate, they would want to jump on the invitation. But everyone knows that they won’t, it was like pulling teeth to get the one debate. They put it off as long as they possibly could hoping they could get all the early voting done before their candidate’s real condition was exposed.
Dr. Oz originally wanted seven debates, and they would love more opportunities to highlight Fetterman’s failed policies like releasing convicted murderers.
The momentum is clearly in the GOP’s court, and it doesn’t look like anything is going to change that.