Philadelphia voters say Fetterman’s health won’t impact their vote, citing Biden’s age and health
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PHILADELPHIA CREAM – Philadelphia voters have indicated whether they are concerned about Lt. Governor John Letterman’s health if elected to the Senate and whether it will impact their vote in the midterm elections, with some citing President Biden’s health as comfort.
« He may not be healthy mentally, but he looks healthy, » said Devon, of Philadelphia.
« Look at Joe Biden. He’s an older guy, » he continued. « You know he has health issues, and he’s still capable of running the country. »
But Kevin, living in Philadelphia, said he was concerned about Fetterman’s health and lack of commitment to the campaign.
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« You can’t run for office telling people you’re fine if you’re not fine, » Kevin said. « If anything comes up, he should provide some sort of document proving he’s in good health. »
Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s 34th lieutenant governor, suffered a stroke in May and underwent surgery on May 17 – the day Pennsylvania voters elected him as the Democratic candidate for the Senate. Fetterman returned to the election campaign in August and recently agreed to discuss his opponent, Republican Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz, scheduled for Oct. 25.
« I have no problem with his health because I still think he’s capable of doing his job, » said Betty, from Philadelphia. She said speech problems are expected after a stroke and mentioned Biden’s stutters in her speeches.
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Loreal, living in Philadelphia, said she was less concerned about Fetterman’s health than that of Biden and older leaders.
Joe Biden has become the oldest president never elected when he won in 2020, and will turn 80 in November. Some congressional leaders in the legislature are even older, including Senator Dianne Feinstein at 88, who was reported to be showing signs of memory loss.
« We’ve had seniors who have had other serious health issues that have certainly been concerning, but they’re doing very well, » Loreal said.
In the 2020 presidential election, Philadelphia, a heavily left-leaning city, was crucial to Joe Biden winning Pennsylvania. Still, Fetterman statewide leads only Oz, 52% to 47%, in the Pennsylvania Senate race, according to the latest CBS News poll.
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« Looks like he’s recovering, » said Will, from Pennsylvania. « I’m going to trust what he tells us. »
« Even though it will take him some time while he’s in the Senate to get it all back, he’s by far the best option, » he said.