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Mon Aug 19, 2019, 11:21 AM

 

Iowans Find Emotional Refuge In Pete Buttigieg



Living in a country with a president who thrives on division can be emotionally taxing for Americans seeking a better way forward.

That was the message several voters conveyed over two days of Pete Buttigieg campaign events last week in Southeast Iowa.

“This helps,” said Joan Crowe, of rural Lee County, describing the despair and hopelessness she has felt during President Donald Trump’s administration. “Listening to people talk wisely and kindly, and noticing how many are here a whole year and two-three months before we will vote.”

Crowe was awaiting Buttigieg’s arrival at a park along the Mississippi River in Keokuk. It was the third event of the day for Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana.

https://iowastartingline.com/2019/08/17/iowans-find-emotional-refuge-in-pete-buttigieg/
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demmiblue Aug 2019 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2019 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2019 #2
Celerity Aug 2019 #3
renate Aug 2019 #6
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 11:31 AM

1. This is an excellent article!

 

Instead of promoting Buttigieg's policy proposals, it talks about how people feel when they hear him talking.

The article gets to his heart and they really enjoy that.

Well worth the few minutes it took to read it.........and no paywall!

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Mon Aug 19, 2019, 11:34 AM

2. A lot of voters, me included, will be attracted to a candidate

 

who, among other things, seems kind, authentic, and isn't constantly creating chaos and stress. Buttigieg seems especially to have those qualities; so do Biden, Bennett (who probably isn't going anywhere), Warren and Klobuchar. I'm sure all of the candidates are good people but the sort of zen many of us crave seems to be strongest in Buttigieg and Biden. YMMV, of course.
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Mon Aug 19, 2019, 11:38 AM

3. Several Fairfield voters compared Buttigieg's event at the downtown park to that of former president

 

who commanded a similarly large crowd when he campaigned there in 2007. Obama’s crowd was larger, the voters recalled, but no one other than Buttigieg has come within striking distance.

“I really like Mayor Pete,” said Lisa West, as she packed up her lawn chair after the Fairfield event. “He just stands for the values that we have, which is people first, not money, getting corporate interests out of government — all the basics. We need to take our country back. As a people, we need to be more active in the political structure, and he sounds like somebody who knows that.”

Buttigieg’s resistance to dwelling on Trump appealed to West and her husband, John.

“You got to restrain yourself from giving him the attention that he is seeking,” said John West, of Fairfield. “There’s no question we got to get him out of there, but if you put too much focus on the negative and not the positive and the policies and plans that you’re going to do, it’s not going to work.”

“I love that he said that,” Lisa West recalled, of Buttigieg’s focus on voters, not Trump. “Trump thrives on hate, so when we react to him as Democrats because we just can’t believe some of the stuff he’s doing, it just feeds him. We need to just cut that out, refocus away from him and focus on the issues that are important to us.”

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Response to Celerity (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 01:29 PM

6. I sure hope the DNC continues to listen to advice like Lisa West's

 

People vote for positive, hopeful candidates, not negative ones.

(Or non-Russians do, anyway.)
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 11:50 AM

4. I have to root for Pete. Nt

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 12:37 PM

5. This describes exactly why

 

Pete is my choice. Great article.
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