Former Clinton advisor and political commentator James Carville has touted Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) as a “very serious presidential candidate if she runs” in 2024.
During an interview on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut,” Anchor Joy Reid said, “I feel the media has overplayed the importance of DeSantis and underplayed the victory for Whitmer.”
“Whitmer, to me, was the biggest single individual winner on election day because not only did she survive the kidnapping threat, she survived real threats to democracy in her state, got reelected by a healthy margin, and took over the state. Your thoughts?”
Carville said, “First of all, for 2024, 2028, she’s already in the talk of being a very serious presidential candidate if she runs.”
“I think people really understand what she’s done and how tough she is,” Carville said.
“Michigan Democrats, a bunch of these people, really worked hard and did a good job as they did in Pennsylvania,” he added.
“I said this morning Josh Shapiro might have had the best campaign of the whole cycle to me. They were very aggressive,” he added.
“They got enough votes. I think they have helped Fetterman a lot. Yes, I think you are right to point out,” he continued.
“But I think Gretchen Whitmer is at the top of any conversation about any national figure of the Democratic Party. That is just a fact.”
Other outlandish suggestions of presidential candidates this week included Democrat John Fetterman, who was touted as a possible presidential candidate becaise of his future potential.’
As we reported on Thursday, MSNBC host Katy Tur speculated that Fetterman could run for the presidency someday.
Tur floated the viability of “Fetterman, as a nominee at some point for president” before noting his record for surpassing President Biden and former President Trump’s vote share in the state.