Shortly after the recent election, I came across an interesting “guest essay” in the Opinion section of what some of my conservative friends call “that liberal rag,” the New York Times.

In this editorial on “How Democrats Can Build a John Fetterman 2.0” (11-15-22), Michael Sokolove, a writer for the Times magazine, explained that Fetterman “spent more time in rural Pennsylvania than any candidate I’ve ever seen.”  He did not just campaign in large Democratic urban centers, but actually went into the red zones of the state where Donald Trump had won 70% of the vote in the past two presidential elections.