MSNBC host Katy Tur suggested the idea on a panel with several other talking heads, saying his success against GOP opponent Mehmet Oz “makes you wonder about his future.”
According to the Gateway Pundit, the flipping of the Pennsylvania Senate seat garnered praise for Fetterman from several news pundits, applauding him for bringing new leadership tactics to the Democrat party.
Fellow MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell lauded Fetterman for his progress with the Keystone State’s voters.
“The fact that John Fetterman did, first of all, so much better with white, non-college-educated voters,” Mitchell said.
“Better than Biden, better than Trump—so he ran ahead of both of them, but he also, you know, did fairly well in the cities and in the collar counties,” she added, referring to the Philadelphia exurbs such as Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware counties.
Fetterman, who suffered a stroke just days before the Democrat primary, has been consistently praised by leftist media for his “authenticity.”
Even former President Barack Obama took this approach when discussing the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race in a podcast appearance about a month before the election.
“The thing I love about Fetterman—and you see it in a lot of our other candidates—is you feel as if when you’re talking to them that you’re having a normal conversation and they have some sense of how the rest of America lives,” Obama claimed.
.@BarackObama on John Fetterman:
When you're talking to him, you feel as if you're having a normal conversation… Those qualities don't seem to always apply to successful Republicans… People will vote for DeSantis even if I'm not sure they would really have a great time. pic.twitter.com/XP6JUNhkyv
— Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica) October 15, 2022
Obama went on to say Fetterman seemed like someone you could sit down in a diner with to have an honest discussion about “whatever issues come to mind.”
Then, taking a pot-shot at Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, the former president said the likely 2024 presidential contender attracts voters “even if I’m not sure they would really have a great time” sitting down to dinner with him.
Social media users were incredulous at the idea of a Fetterman presidential campaign. Most of them considered it embarrassing that he won at all.
Fetterman is every bit as capable and competent to be president as, say, Joe Biden is-
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) November 10, 2022
People who voted for John Fetterman are why reality and rationality no longer matters in politics, just party identity and raw power
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) November 9, 2022
fetterman winning was the biggest embarrassment of the night.
— Kaelyn (@80kae) November 10, 2022
If Katie Hobbs a candidate that wouldn't even debate Kari Lake just happens to win the election in Arizona, and a candidate such as John Fetterman that can't even speak clearly has won over Dr Oz, in Pennsylvania, then something has really gone wrong in America!
— Kaitlyn (@KateSwak) November 9, 2022