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Co-Hosts Can't Help But Laugh as MSNBC Host Suggests Fetterman Is Presidential Material

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MSNBC hose Katy Tur apparently thinks that Sen.-elect John Fetterman may have a shot at running for president.

Yes, that Sen.-elect John Fetterman. Yes, president of the United States.

I know, I’m having trouble believing it myself, but she was apparently sincere in her comments. Of course, one can be sincere and off base.

Way, way off base, in this case.

The subject came up during a discussion on an MSNBC panel about the 2022 midterm election results. There are still a few votes to be counted, but Fetterman holds a decisive lead of more than 4 points over Dr. Mehmet Oz, according to unofficial results.

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Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki attributed his victory to Fetterman’s persistence, sincerity — there’s that word again — and openness.

“He left no stone unturned,” Psaki said. “And he ran as exactly who he is. I mean, I have no doubt that if John Fetterman were sitting here or in a bar, or if he was with his family in a restaurant, he’d be exactly the same person.”

“So, that is also a lesson for Democrats, too,” she added. “This is a guy who knows who he is, you know what you’re getting, and that ultimately matters in politics.”

That wasn’t enough of a compliment for Tur, apparently, who took her praise of Fetterman a step further. Or maybe a couple dozen steps further.

Do you think Fetterman will run for president in 2024?

“Fetterman — as a nominee at some point for president,” she said, appearing to ponder the idea. “I know there’s some variables, obviously,” she quickly added.

Ya think?

“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, as you were saying, ran ahead of Trump,” she explained. “And it just makes you wonder about his future.”

I wonder about his future, too. Specifically, I wonder how he’s going to balance the demands of being a sitting U.S. senator with the time and therapy he obviously needs to continue to recover from the stroke he suffered earlier this year.

I wish Fetterman the very best in that, as I’m sure we all do. But does Katy Tur really believe that the U.S. needs another president who struggles to express a coherent thought?

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Even her MSNBC co-hosts couldn’t help but laugh at the idea, as you can see here:

Former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele probably responded about as well as anyone could have to Tur’s comments: “Yeah — I, ee, uh, uh,” he said.

I don’t think there’s too much more to say on the topic than that.

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George Upper is the former Editor-in-Chief of The Western Journal and was a weekly co-host of "WJ Live," powered by The Western Journal. He is currently a contributing editor in the areas of faith, politics and culture. A former U.S. Army special operator, teacher and consultant, he is a lifetime member of the NRA and an active volunteer leader in his church. Born in Foxborough, Massachusetts, he has lived most of his life in central North Carolina.
George Upper, is the former editor-in-chief of The Western Journal and is now a contributing editor in the areas of faith, politics and culture. He currently serves as the connections pastor at Awestruck Church in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a former U.S. Army special operator, teacher, manager and consultant. Born in Massachusetts, he graduated from Foxborough High School before joining the Army and spending most of the next three years at Fort Bragg. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in English as well as a Master's in Business Administration, all from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He and his wife life only a short drive from his three children, their spouses and his grandchildren. He is a lifetime member of the NRA and in his spare time he shoots, reads a lot of Lawrence Block and John D. MacDonald, and watches Bruce Campbell movies. He is a fan of individual freedom, Tommy Bahama, fine-point G-2 pens and the Oxford comma.
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