Democrats Playing Clean-Up After Fetterman’s Disastrous Performance

Tuesday’s long-awaited live debate between John Fetterman and Mehmet Oz, Pennsylvania candidates for the U.S. Senate, did not disappoint in terms of drama. However, Democrats are now scrambling to fix the mess caused by their candidate’s performance.

Fetterman suffered a stroke in May, just five days before the state’s primary, and the effects of his auditory and speech difficulties were on full display.

While there is widespread empathy for the Democrat’s medical condition, there have also been months of lecturing from the left about his healthy recovery and ability to serve ably in the Senate.

When the moderator asked Fetterman about his opposing stances on fracking, the response was telling. The candidate replied that “Uh, I do support fracking, and…I don’t, I don’t…I support fracking and I stand and uh, I do support fracking.”

New York magazine’s Olivia Nuzzi called his answers “absolutely painful to watch.”

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough chimed in that many in the media will not be talking about Fetterman’s impairments. That despite a quick review of the next day’s news revealing that the mainstream media was singularly focused on this fact.

At one point, the candidate randomly called out “Doug Mastriano,” and at several others he simply stared ahead for several seconds while contemplating possible answers.

Democrat Josh Kraushaar asked on Twitter why Fetterman agreed to the debate to start with and agreed that more questions will obviously be raised about his health.

That, however, did not prevent MSNBC’s Liz Plank from blasting Republicans for needing to “rely on ableism to win.” This despite former CNN Democratic mouthpiece Chris Cuomo admitting that the debate will “definitely change the state of this race.”

And as one pundit observantly noted, Tuesday’s debacle is a stark example of why early voting should not exist.