President Biden and John Fetterman appeared together on Thursday in Pittsburg. The two men showed all that is wrong with our government. We do not demand the best and brightest to guide our country, and here we have two men who are challenged to utter complete statements. One because of a stroke and the other, dementia. It is unfortunate, but we deserve better.
This event was a planned rally for John Fetterman, and he did not utter a word. For his supporters, this silence was tantamount to going to a concert, and the headliner let the opening act play all night.
Biden thanked Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor, for attending the speech, saying that he would try to be brief for the sake of the lieutenant governor. During the brief acknowledgment, Biden commented that Fetterman’s wife would do well in the Senate.
“John, thank you very much for running, I really do appreciate it,” Biden said. “And Gisele, you’re gonna be a great, great lady in the Senate.”
Sorry, Joe. You got off the teleprompter for a few impromptu lines, and you could not handle the job. This is why very few Democrat candidates want you anywhere near their campaign trail. The same with Kamala. This duo is the third rail in this midterm, and even though Biden is gaslighting the public to believe that nobody has done a better job than him, the Dems do not see the light.
The reporters covering the Fetterman rally tried to ask the man some questions before they closed out the event. His wife, Gisele, was quick to step in and say the couple would not be taking any questions. This day, in her words, was a celebration, not a presser. This silence has been a troubling pattern with many Democrat incumbents. The refusal to answer questions or to debate their opponent is indicative of a lack of a positive message. They feel if they harp on abortion and cast stones at their opponent, they can slide through on their re-election campaigns.
Fetterman’s issues go beyond messaging. The stroke has definitely hampered his cognitive skills, and he needs a teleprompter to engage in a simple conversation. He will use closed captioning during his only debate with Republican Mehmet Oz. Oz has closed a significant deficit in the polls to a dead heat.
It is unfortunate that he had a stroke, but now it has become a shield for the Democrat. People spend so much time and effort discussing Fetterman’s malady that they are not digging into his dismal record as Lieutenant Governor. His soft-on-crime stances and support for the DA that has overseen the most significant increase in crime and murders in state history. It was not a good optic seeing Fetterman, a hulk of a man, hovering over his wife and Biden and being as silent as a mime.
There are 18 days until the election, and the trend is not good for Fetterman. At this point, he may not be able to correct the momentum because his body is not capable of performing better. If you cannot handle the campaign for a job, you cannot handle the job, and the vote should go to Oz.