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You know? I'd like to see Pete B. run for Governor of Indiana. He would be awesome. (Original Post) OAITW r.2.0 Dec 2019 OP
I don't know if he could win a statewide election in very red Indiana. The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2019 #1
Pete Buttigieg lost his first race to a former Vanderburgh County commissioner. elleng Dec 2019 #4
Could a state that elected Pence SCantiGOP Dec 2019 #8
I think he's got a better shot at President and he doesn't have a realistic chance at that redstateblues Dec 2019 #2
Mayor Pete is talented politician but at140 Dec 2019 #7
Nice dream IphengeniaBlumgarten Dec 2019 #3
I hear you both (1/2) but........I would love to see the mayor make the move to Governor. OAITW r.2.0 Dec 2019 #5
He might have a chance at the US Representative seat DavidDvorkin Dec 2019 #6

elleng

(128,852 posts)
4. Pete Buttigieg lost his first race to a former Vanderburgh County commissioner.
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 09:19 PM
Dec 2019

*Buttigieg eyed the job of state treasurer, but his candidacy was a moonshot at best. His opponent, former Vanderburgh County commissioner Richard Mourdock, was the one with the bright future, political blatherers would have told you.'

https://www.courierpress.com/story/opinion/columnists/jon-webb/2019/04/03/pete-buttigieg-got-trounced-his-first-indiana-campaign/3341473002/

SCantiGOP

(13,816 posts)
8. Could a state that elected Pence
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 10:20 PM
Dec 2019

Also elect Mayor Pete?
Even weirder than the state voting for Obama in 2008 and then going big for Trump.

redstateblues

(10,565 posts)
2. I think he's got a better shot at President and he doesn't have a realistic chance at that
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 09:16 PM
Dec 2019

This time around. Maybe 2028

at140

(6,106 posts)
7. Mayor Pete is talented politician but
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 09:28 PM
Dec 2019

I agree he would be formidable in 2028. Mid 30's is too young for president.
JFK is my most admired president was considered young even in his 40's.

3. Nice dream
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 09:18 PM
Dec 2019

I'm sure he would be awesome in many different roles. But remember that Indiana is an extremely conservative state. He tried for one statewide office there - State Tresurer I think and was easily beaten. And I think this was before he came out. He has been able to win in Sourh Bend because it is liberal island in a sea of red and it is his home town. I think he is making a smart move to get national name recognition now - he is clearly capable of taking on a national role. A Cabinet position? UN Ambassador -- all those languages he speaks!

OAITW r.2.0

(23,122 posts)
5. I hear you both (1/2) but........I would love to see the mayor make the move to Governor.
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 09:20 PM
Dec 2019

It is the smart move for him. IMHO

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