MSNBC host Katy Tur speculated on Wednesday that Pennsylvania Senator-elect John Fetterman could one day run for president.
Fetterman’s victory over Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz provided Democrats with a reverse Senate seat on Tuesday, in which several MSNBC panelists praised him for bringing new leadership tactics to the Democratic Party.
Tur spoke of “Fetterman’s viability, as a one-time presidential candidate,” before going on to say that his record of overtaking President Biden and former President Trump’s vote share in the state.
MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell said she had extensive Pennsylvania experience and praised Fetterman for making so much headway with voters.
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“I spent a lot of time covering that race, and with politics in Pennsylvania, going back a few decades, and I started my career there, but the fact that John Fetterman did, first of all, so much better with non-college educated white people better than Biden, better than Trump, so he’s gotten ahead of both of them, but he’s also, you know, done pretty well in the cities and in the [unintelligible] counties.”
She attributed several reasons for Fetterman’s victory, including simply being more palatable to many voters than his Republican opposition.
“I attribute that in part to the extremism at the top of the ticket in Pennsylvania,” she said. “With Mastriano, Dr. Oz’s comments on abortion, what part of this debate that maybe didn’t get as much attention, it got professional attention, but not a lot of media attention, because that was a really big issue coming out of that debate like Fetterman’s performance.”
Fetterman was criticized in the final days of the campaign for his lack of transparency about his recovery from a stroke, inconsistent responses on issues including fracking and a widely criticized debate performance last month.
Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki praised Fetterman for winning over voters with her authenticity.
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“I also think he ran all over the state, which is a lesson for Democrats. He spared no effort. And he ran exactly the way he is. I mean, I have no doubt that if John Fetterman was sitting here, if he was in a bar or if he was with his family in a restaurant, he would be the exact same person,” she said. “And voters completely see that. So that’s also a lesson for Democrats. He’s a guy that you know who he is, you know what you’re getting, and that ultimately matters in politics.”
Tur went further by praising his performance as a Senate candidate, suggesting he could be aiming for the presidency, but acknowledged there were “some variables”.
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“I know there are variables, obviously, but I just, you know, what he’s done in the super red and dark red parts of Pennsylvania and how he’s outplayed Biden, outplayed Trump, and it makes you wonder about his future,” she said.