MSNBC pundit Katy Tur suggests John Fetterman should run for the presidency

MSNBC pundit Katy Tur marveled at John Fetterman’s bewildering victory in Pennsylvania’s Senate election, saying the stroke-stricken Democrat should consider running for the presidency someday. 

With many questioning Joe Biden’s viability, Tur said that Fetterman’s performance in the midterms “makes you wonder about his future.”

Fetterman for president?

Fetterman’s shocking win narrowed the path for Republicans to take back the Senate and lifted the sprits of Democrats who had been bracing for an Election Night shellacking, including Biden, who suggested Wednesday he had been encouraged to run for a second term.

“I think everybody wants me to run, but we’re going to have discussions about it, and I don’t feel any hurry one way or another to make that judgment today, tomorrow, whenever, no matter what my predecessor does,” he said.

But Biden may have some competition. Fetterman outperformed him in almost every county in Pennsylvania, despite being even more incoherent than the nearly 80-year-old president.

Tur conceded there “are some variables” that may hold Fetterman back, but she floated Fetterman “as a nominee at some point for president.”

“I know there’s some variables, obviously, but I just, you know, what he did in the super-red, deep-red parts of Pennsylvania and the way that he ran ahead of Biden, ran ahead of Trump, and it makes you wonder about his future,” Tur said.

Biden paves the way

Tur’s fellow panelists seemed taken aback by her proposal, but there was wide agreement that Fetterman won because voters found his blue-collar image “authentic.”

“I have no doubt that if John Fetterman were sitting here, if he were in a bar or if he was with his family in a restaurant, he would be exactly the same person,” said former White House press secretary Jen Psaki, who spent nearly two years defending Joe Biden.

The media had been protective of Fetterman as his stroke came under scrutiny in the final stretch of the campaign, with many pundits and journalists blasting criticism of Fetterman’s faltering debate performance as an attack on people with disabilities.

Now, because the media apparently have no shame, they’re seriously talking about “President Fetterman.”

Maybe the idea isn’t so crazy. After all, voters in Pennsylvania elected a dead person to be their state representative. And if somebody in Fetterman’s condition can be a senator, why stop there? Joe Biden has already shown the way.