I think this could be it for Fetterman.
The man that once held a double-digit lead is now clinging on to just a few points.
Prison reform has been the death of him, and I think some 2008 comments he made backing up Obama could be the final straw.
Imagine being called out as racist and bitter by a presidential candidate.
As if that is not bad enough, imagine a local politician agreeing to it.
In 2008, Barack Obama stated, “You go to these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them.
“And it’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
Fetterman did not stick up for his people; he just piled more on.
Fetterman, who was the mayor of Braddock, PA, at the time, stated, “It is not patronizing, it is not condescending, it is not elitism.
“We need hope and we need a plan and we need someone who is not part of the system in Washington.”
Fetterman’s campaign would not comment directly on the comments by Fetterman, but his spokesperson did manage to have a bit of a meltdown.
The spokesperson stated, “Seriously, this is all you’ve got left?
“The scandalous news that, 14 years ago, John supported the candidate who won Pennsylvania by 10 points?”
This is not about Obama… it is about Fetterman not sticking up for his people.
Considering he wants to let out second-degree murderers from PA prisons, this is not exactly a surprise.
Source: Fox News