John Fetterman, the stroke victim and Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, bumbled his way through Tuesday night's debate against his Republican opponent, Muslim entrepreneur Mehmet Oz. According to a Washington Free Beacon fact check, the candidate's so-called doctor was blatantly lying earlier this month when he described Fetterman's speech as "normal" and commended him for speaking "intelligently without cognitive deficits."
The Democrat's debate performance reminded us of another historically awkward public-speaking disaster from 2007. That's when Lauren Caitlin Upton, best known as Miss South Carolina Teen USA, attempted to answer a question about why so many Americans can't even locate the United States on a map:
I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because some people out there in our nation don’t have maps and, uh, I believe that our education, like such as in South Africa and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as and I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., er should help South Africa, and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so that we will be able to build up our future for our children.
Fetterman did his best to channel the beauty contestant's unique diction and halting cadence. Who do you think said it best?
Update: This is what the infamous Miss South Carolina Teen USA looks like today. She's doing just fine.