TUCKER CARLSON: Fetterman’s candidacy tells us something dark about the Democratic Party and it’s not what you might imagine. David McNew from the Washington Post said, Fetterman is a “right-wing populist… who is no fan of unions and public employee unions.”
And this guy is running in an area where — and he’s in an area where — the Democrats had a 60 year iron grip on power. This was the area of the Midwest, this was the area that was going through a massive transformation, like no other, and was going to be the next economic hub of the United States moving forward. And the Republicans in the legislature were trying to throw their weight around, but they were just doing it in the context of a much deeper problem and much larger, much, much more complicated set of circumstances and it was a lot harder to address it if you took your hands off of it and said, “I have a problem with the unions, let me solve it once and for all.” So basically, the Republican legislative leadership thought, “Well, we’re in a deadlocked situation. Let’s just try to figure out who’s going to pick up the pieces and put a different complexion on the election.”
It was a deadlocked situation. It was a deadlocked election, but Fetterman was able to bring a different complexion, by the seat, and with something to show, to get out of the way and let Democrats run a campaign on their terms.
MARGOT KELLER: And the way that we can look at this race is not the outcome, not the candidates, but what we know from the outside. What we know from voters is that in a campaign dominated by Republicans, that they never came close to talking about the real problems that voters were seeing. Instead they spent all of their time talking about the things that the Republicans did.
TUCKER CARLSON: So what we know from voters is that in a campaign dominated by Republicans, the main problem they hadn’t faced was the fact that they were going to have to make big cuts to the public education