The PA US Senate race in the fall is showcasing the Democrat lemming instinct again, as they have nominated a seriously ill man who is being very cagey about his health status.
John Fetterman is also a socialist and has a look that says either Nordic berserker or guy who got thrown out of a Henry Rollins concert for being over the top.
The Democrats could have nominated the guy Fetterman beat, moderate Conor Lamb, and thus stood a chance of winning. The Republican nominee, celebrity doc Mehmet Oz, was endorsed by Trump. Which will do him good in the “T” part of the state. But the vote rich Philly burbs will not be enthusiastic about that endorsement. Against Lamb the Democrats could have taken advantage of that. But not against Fetterman. He’s too far left.
It’s almost reminiscent of the 2016 presidential election. Both sides have negatives from base opposition constituencies. Both Democrat negatives are higher and the election goes to the Republican. It’ll probably happen that way in Pennsylvania in 2022.
Here’s what Townhall has to say about it. “In Pennsylvania, the GOP primary contest to replace retiring Senator Pat Toomey remains an uncertainty as frontrunners Mehmet Oz and David McCormick jockey to gain any advantage possible in their currently unfolding recount, but the Democrats aren’t necessarily in any better shape with just more than five months until November’s general election.
Their nominee, current Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman, swept every county in the commonwealth on primary night in May — despite the fact that their nominee was in the hospital after suffering a stroke and having emergency surgery to implant a pacemaker to regulate his heart rate.
At the time, questions about Fetterman’s health and fitness were brushed aside as attempts by Republicans to sow doubt in voters’ minds, but now Pennsylvania Democrats are the ones raising questions.”
Even ultraliberal NBC News is not chirpy about Fetterman. “Pennsylvania Democratic Senate nominee John Fetterman does not have a timetable for returning to the campaign trail, sparking some worries in the party nearly three weeks after he suffered a stroke and surgeons implanted a pacemaker with a defibrillator to regulate his heartbeat.
Fetterman, the state’s lieutenant governor, has appeared publicly only in recorded video since the stroke. His wife is speaking to the media on his behalf. And the situation has prompted Democrats to refresh their knowledge of state ballot-replacement law — the deadline is in August — according to two party sources who said they don’t anticipate a candidate switch being necessary.
Still, some of Fetterman’s fellow Democrats say they are worried both about his health and what they describe as a lack of transparency from his team about just what happened when he was hospitalized last month.” Ouch. If you’re a hard left Democrat and you’ve lost NBC that is a very bad sign.