Doctors may appear as responsible candidates in the fight between common people like Paul Bunyan and celebrity doctors. And Dr. Oz would know how to sell it, said Samantha Magic, a political scientist at the Jon Jay Criminal Justice College, who studies political style and celebrities.
“Celebrities in the modern sense are those who are famous, highly produced, controlled and known in the media, but they are also commercialized and they sell using their celebrities. “I am,” said Professor Majic. She added: “As the cost of the campaign increases, we need celebrity capital to invest in financial capital. It needs to stand out.”
Fetterman is popular among Pennsylvania Democrats and many independents. A Voting from Franklin & Marshall University Just before the primary and just before his stroke, 67% of Democratic voters looked at him favorably, well above the 46% who felt warm to his primary opponent, Congressman Connoram. I did.
Burwood A. Yost, director of the Franklin & Marshall Opinion Research Center, said his health problems “may make Fetterman even more familiar, given that the Democratic candidate is 52 years old. No, “he said. People in the class, and you have some scratches to show it, right? ” He said. “This is a further contrast between the two candidates. That is, the contrast is less clear.”
And it’s not uncommon to recover from a recession of health. Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent member of Vermont. His progressive politics is similar to that of Mr. Fetterman. I had a heart attack in late 2019The presidential primary was imminent and hardly skipped the beat.
However, Fetterman remains off the road for a while.
“The doctor told me that I needed to stay rested, eat healthy, exercise and focus on recovery, that’s exactly what I’m doing,” he said in a statement. I did. He added: “It’s my own fault, so it’s annoying, but it takes a little more time. It’s not 100% yet, but it’s getting closer every day.”
Fetterman’s strategist Rebecca Katz strongly denied that the campaign had hidden his condition. She said campaign officials announced that they needed a pacemaker as soon as they knew about it, and that the campaign issued a Friday statement as soon as doctors allowed it. Democratic officials were so worried that she talked about recruiting a new candidate, gossip, who pushed her hard back.