The TV doc-turned-MAGA diehard is trailing his Democratic rival John Fetterman by double digits in the polls. Former President Donald Trump, whose support propelled Oz to a narrow victory in the Republican primary, even appears to be souring on Congress’s hopes, saying privately that he was “fucking loser”. unless something dramatic happens in the home stretch of the race.
Trump announced Friday that he would travel to Pennsylvania on Sept. 3 in an effort to revive Oz’s chances and help Boye, as Trump’s team called, the rest of the “Pennsylvania Trump ticket.” However, it is likely to take the former president more than two hours about the Deep State to change the narrative surrounding Oz’s budding campaign.
Oz’s troubles are in part due to the complete absence of anything resembling episodic experience, but also an abundance of embarrassing missteps that reveal he’s a fake, out-of-touch millionaire disconnected from that state. whom he wants to represent in Congress. Fetterman’s campaign has cleverly — and gleefully — nailed many of Oz’s gaffes, which only made matters worse for Oprah’s former on-air medical guru. Here’s a brief rundown:
1. She’s Not Actually From Pennsylvania
The primary criticism of Oz’s campaign to represent Pennsylvania in the Senate is that it has little to do with Pennsylvania and its people. While he attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, Oz spent more than three decades of his life and celebrity career in New Jersey.
Critics have accused Oz of “carpetbagging”, a term that describes politicians who run for office in areas to which they have no connection. In 2021, Oz used the addresses of his in-laws to register to vote in Pennsylvania. Oz bought a $3.1 million home in Montgomery County in February 2022, a few months after announcing his candidacy.
While Oz has taken steps to legally establish himself in Pennsylvania, his social media indicates that he has spent a lot of time in New York and New Jersey throughout the campaign.
Oz inadvertently gave Twitter users a laugh and dusted off some sly terminology when he posted a video of himself on a shopping trip to “veganers” to buy some “crudite” (for the criteria raw vegetables who have 10 There are no “qualities”) and tequila for his wife.
Intending to blame President Joe Biden for rising grocery costs, Oz not only got the grocery store name wrong, apparently confusing Radner he was with a Wegman’s, but highly suspicious of raw snacking vegetables. There were options. They started with a relatively safe alternative to broccoli, a bunch of asparagus (that’s out of season), then full-size carrots, plus some pre-packaged guac and salsa. Grand total ? $20, without the tequila.
Users lashed out at Oz, whose net worth could be as high as $500 million, both for being an ineffective shopper and for getting out of touch with Pennsylvanians who can’t afford a vanity run for the Senate.
For his part, Fetterman says his campaign raised more than $500,000 the day after the video went viral, including sales of “Let Them Eat Crudite” stickers.
Nothing says “I’m a tourist in Philly” like heading to Pat and Ginos at Cheesesteak Corner in South Philadelphia, so that’s exactly where Oz stopped for the July campaign. Pat made it abundantly clear that they didn’t want anything to do with Oz, so instead went to Gino, who for years taped a sign on his order window instructing customers, “This is America. Please “Speak English” when ordering.
Philadelphians and Pennsylvanians alike mocked Oz for coming off more like a tourist acting on a “Top 10 Things to Do in Philly” list than a potential senator.
4. He Won’t Stop Claiming That John Fetterman Won’t Leave His Home
John Fetterman suffered a stroke in May, and was unable to take part in the harsh expeditionary trip for the past three months. Oz’s response was to ridicule Fetterman as a recluse who was afraid to face opposition.
Fetterman returned to the campaign trail last week, telling viewers he was “grateful” to be back.
That didn’t stop Oz from telling Fox News’ Sean Hannity that Fetterman “doesn’t want to leave his house”.
5. He owns 10 houses like any other hardworking Pennsylvanian
Oz is rich. extremely rich. So rich that the idea of confining oneself to just one house is practically a disgrace. After the candidate claimed to own only two homes, an investigation by The Daily Beast found that the TV doc-turned-Senate hopeful actually owned 10 “properties”, most of which were residential.
According to The Beast, Oz’s properties include “a 9,000-square-foot mansion in New Jersey, a 7,000-square-foot country house in Pennsylvania, a condo in New Jersey, a piece of residential real estate in Sarrier, Turkey, another piece of residential real estate in Sarr, Turkey, one Manhattan condo, another Manhattan condo, a seaside mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, a cattle farm in Okeechobee, Florida, and a piece of residential property in Konya, Turkey, which appears to be used as a student hostel.”
“I’ve never spoken to a PA resident who doesn’t know how many houses they have… let alone stay away from 8,” Fetterman tweeted in response. “I can’t tell if he’s trying + failing to sound like a regular person (with only two mansions) or if he really has no idea.