It was only about a month ago that John Fetterman enjoyed a double-digit lead in the PA Senate race.
That lead has all but dissipated.
The latest polling now has Mehmet Oz within five points, and there are several reasons why.
First and foremost, voters are finally getting a better look at the hoodie buffoon now that he is back on the campaign trail.
Why this man continues to wear hoodies in 90-degree weather is beyond me, but I guess it is his insistence that he is just an everyday guy.
That aside, Fetterman is still clearly impacted by his stroke, struggling to put together coherent sentences since returning to the trail.
Here are his two most recent appearances…
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 6, 2022
John Fetterman today held his second rally since having a stroke in which he spoke for less than 5 minutes.
Here are the highlights. pic.twitter.com/lwo40YWcZi
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) August 23, 2022
He sounds a lot like Joe Biden, doesn’t he?
This has led to local papers questioning his health and opening up a new line of attack by Oz.
Trump-backed Oz stated, “John Fetterman is either healthy and he’s dodging the debate because he does not want to answer for his radical left positions, or he’s too sick to participate in the debate.”
Fetterman has since agreed to do a debate, but he is putting it off until October.
This will give him more time to recover as well as allow early voting to begin before he gets embarrassed.
Another reason is we are starting to see people do deep dives into Fetterman’s record and that of his staff.
Fetterman press secretary Emilia Winter Rowland is a particular problem, with her Twitter account giving conservatives plenty of ammo to attack.
Here are just a few of the reports on that front…
John Fetterman's senior staff believes that "riots are necessary."
This defense of rioting was posted right as Philadelphia was about to burn in 2020
Much more to come…watch this space
— Matthew Foldi (@MatthewFoldi) September 2, 2022
Fetterman's press secretary tweeted she was 'mortified' to be American, made insensitive remarks on minorities https://t.co/NFf2SOMPON
— Fox News Politics (@foxnewspolitics) September 8, 2022
She also tweeted, “I’ll just keep telling myself that the zit between my eyes makes me look like an Indian princess.”
They also talked about calling their new truck “barack” because it was black.
Celeste Trusty, who Fetterman appointed as Pennsylvania’s Board of Pardons secretary this year, is also a problem.
Trust has called Mumia Abu-Jamal her “buddy.”
This is a case I am rather passionate about, having lived in Philadelphia at the time as well as having a brother and numerous friends that are police officers.
Abu-Jamal stood over a Philadelphia cop and emptied his gun on him.
He had escaped the death penalty for years, with the state finally giving up on trying to put the needle in his arm.
I am not a fan of Oz, but I have no choice but to root for him to prevent this radical from getting into power.