I only caught a few moments of the Fetterman — Oz debate, and because I am in the Gret Stet of Warshington and not in Pennsylvania, I decided that dinner was more important to me. That said I did catch this moment:
The examination room is kinda crowded there, Dr. Oz. I hope that there’s enough room for the patient and the equipment, too. And for Dawg’s sake, keep Gym Jordan outta there. No one needs that.
Anyway that’s his answer to the question of would he sign onto Lindsey Graham’s 15-week abortion ban legislation.
Fetterman was haltering in his speech and bravely endured, and Oz spoke over him constantly, which did not help matters. The moderators were not very strong (the woman was better than the dude) at confronting him. Did either candidate do themselves any favors last night? Probably not.
There is a lot of analysis indicating that Fetterman was clobbered, but not a lot saying that Oz was convincing. The only soundbite today is Oz saying that a woman’s body is up to the local pols to control, well, that’s pretty much a referendum on him.
Note: Fetterman’s campaign said it raised more than $1M Ameros in the three hours after the debate ended. That’s a sign of enduring support.
Related: Everett Stern, an independent candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania, dropped out and endorsed John Fetterman. No spoilers!