Oz Challenges Fetterman to Debate, Abject Terror Follows – Opinion

It’s now August 12th, 2022, and John Fetterman, the Democrat senate candidate in Pennsylvania, has still not held a public event since he had a major stroke in May. His entire campaign revolves around his army of resistance bots, which populate his tweets and are cut outs from cardboard (no, I’m not joking).

Fetterman offers one response regarding messaging: Running about New Jersey. Nearly every post is a slam to the fact Dr. Mehmet O, his Republican opponent, once lived in New Jersey.

Is Fetterman able to ride his single-issue ghost campaign to victory? I don’t know, but he’s obviously terrified to do anything else. That explains his response to Oz’s recent request to hold five debates. Fetterman reacted to Oz’s request to show his record and his policy stances rather than jumping at the opportunity to do so.

In response to questions from NBC News, Fetterman campaign strategist Rebecca Katz dismissed the Oz campaign’s debate demand as “an obvious and pathetic attempt to change the subject during yet another bad week.”

“John is up for debating Oz — but we’re not going to do this on Oz’s terms. A millionaire celebrity like Dr. Oz is probably used to pushing people around and getting his own way, but he’s not going to be able to bully John Fetterman,” she said in an email.

What “terms” are in question here? A debate is a debate, and Oz isn’t demanding Sean Hannity be the moderator. He’s just suggesting Fetterman, you know, commit to showing up so people can see if he can even speak. According to the NBC report, Fetterman has been only seen in edited video footage, which suggests that he may still have lingering stroke effects. He keeps claiming he’s ready to go while avoiding any opportunity to prove it. That’s highly suspicious, and if it weren’t a compliant, friendly media, Fetterman would never be allowed to get away with it.

Regardless, Oz’s challenge to debate is smart. The challenge to debate puts all of the cards on the table. It makes Fetterman appear weak and unable to make excuses. The reality is that his campaign has spent the last six months carefully crafting the Democrat’s image into a hoody-wearing, working-class everyman. The truth is even worse. Fetterman’s parents are millionaires who gave him a yearly allowance well into his 40s. His position is Bernie Sanders-level radical, Fetterman has flubbed the job of small-town mayor.

The last thing Fetterman’s handlers want is to put him in multiple debates where he’ll be questioned on what he actually believes while also exposing his true physical condition. The facade could fall and change the dynamic of the race.

You can assume that they will continue to sneer until September at the most. They may agree to have one debate. Oz could make quite a bit of money if he does this correctly. The gloves have come off, and it’s time to make Fetterman answer for who he actually is.

Fetterman ends up being scared. He knows he’s a fraud and that shouting New Jersey over and over will only take him so far. Even with all of the hype surrounding this race, it is possible that things will change quickly as we enter the fall. Pennsylvanians, this is your chance to make a difference and keep moving forward.

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