An anonymous Democratic official in Pennsylvania acknowledged senate candidate John Fetterman’s poor debate showing Tuesday night, but suggested the real spotlight should be on Republicans for campaigning against a man with “a major medical condition.”
The official, whose comment was reported in Axios, suggested that Fetterman’s performance — which was punctuated with difficulties arising from his May stroke — would likely have a minimal effect on the race.
you might think fetterman looked weak tonight. you might even be right. but ask yourself this: you're running against a disabled person. does that make you feel good? does that make you feel strong? pic.twitter.com/isc11DNq2j
— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) October 26, 2022
“I wished Fetterman was in a better place to clap back. Overall, I argue it wasn’t great for us but still a draw,” he said. “Remember in these next few weeks that Oz’s campaign is spending tens of millions of dollars against a man with a major medical condition.”
- But another anonymous Democrat was less sanguine: “Why the hell did Fetterman agree to this? This will obviously raise more questions than answers about John’s health.”