Hello, and welcome back to Tomorrow Will Be Worse, Wednesday edition, when we bring you the work of my amazing colleague, Tina Nguyen, watcher of all things right-wing.
This week, Tina breaks down what effect, if any, the Oz-Fetterman debate will have on the Pennsylvania Senate race. This was, in many ways, the moment of truth for John Fetterman, who suffered a stroke in May but who has claimed that he has recovered enough to serve in a job as demanding as the U.S. Senate. Last night, Fetterman—who, to me, looks unmistakably like the Beast from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”—did not put those fears to rest. But, Tina asks, does it matter? As one of her sources shrewdly observed...
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|From the beginning, Mehmet Oz faced an uphill battle in the Pennsylvania Senate race, carrying so much baggage that even a gold-plated endorsement from Donald Trump did not guarantee a victory in the primary. The MAGA faithful were suspicious of his Hollywood background, his equivocation on culture war issues, and his reputation—not entirely undeserved—as a wealthy New Jersey carpetbagger. And for once, these were all things that moderates worried about, too. What self-respecting Pennsylvanian mixes up Redner’s and Wegmans, or misspells the name of the town he allegedly lives in, or...