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Wed Mar 20, 2019, 09:16 PM

 

Pete Buttigieg Is Becoming Everyone's Favorite Underdog

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Pete Buttigieg Is Becoming Everyone’s Favorite Underdog
By Michelle Garcia
March 19 2019 9:53 AM EDT

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With more eyes on Buttigieg, he’s been seizing the moment; many of the points made to CNN and elsewhere are things he’s been saying for some time, particularly, “I have more years of government experience under my belt than the president. I also have more years of executive government experience than the vice president, and more military experience than anybody to walk into that office on day one since George H. W. Bush.”

But notably, anecdotes about who he is as a person are trickling out. There was that time, according to Time reporter Anand Giridharadas, that Buttigieg started speaking Norwegian to a journalist at the drop of a hat, explaining that he learned the language to read the books of an author whose work was only available in Norwegian. His remarks to the Muslim people in his community after the deadly shooting in New Zealand were more articulate than President Trump’s reaction to the extremist’s actions. And of course, there are Buttigieg memes.

Democrats shouldn’t discount the unprecedented excitement for an out, gay candidate being taken seriously. He may be polling at one percent now, but there was a time not too long ago that even having an openly gay man running for president would be laughable at best, and at worst, opening him up for ignorant treatment or threats of violence.

All of this is to say, Buttigieg is riding a wave. Will he ride it all the way to the White House? With a crowded field and low name recognition, his chances aren’t exactly high. Still, Democrats couldn’t pick a more stark opponent for the Vice Presidential debates in fall 2020: Buttigieg versus Pence? We’d like to see it.
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Reply Pete Buttigieg Is Becoming Everyone's Favorite Underdog (Original post)
babylonsister Mar 2019 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2019 #1
Funtatlaguy Mar 2019 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2019 #3
Funtatlaguy Mar 2019 #4
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2019 #5
Blue_true Mar 2019 #11
marylandblue Mar 2019 #6
brer cat Mar 2019 #7
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2019 #8
Uncle Joe Mar 2019 #9
randomguy2021 Mar 2019 #10
customerserviceguy Mar 2019 #12
greyl Mar 2019 #13
DoctorJoJo Mar 2019 #14

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 20, 2019, 09:18 PM

1. He's very impressive.

 

He might be a long shot for the nomination, but I'd love to see him debate Pence as the VP candidate.
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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 20, 2019, 09:21 PM

2. I doubt Pence would shake his hand because of the gay.

 

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 20, 2019, 09:23 PM

3. That's sort of what I was wondering.

 

I even wonder whether Pence would shake a woman candidate's hand if Mother wasn't in the audience to make him control his male urges.
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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 20, 2019, 09:25 PM

4. True. He can't control his penis without Mother in the room.

 

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 20, 2019, 09:25 PM

5. Don't make me imagine that.

 

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 20, 2019, 10:57 PM

11. With you man, that almost brought up my dinner too. nt

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 20, 2019, 09:28 PM

6. I really think he could go all the way and pundits are afraid to say so.

 

So they are suggesting him for Vice President. But I don't that will work. He's.either a game changer who will either go all the way, or people will decide he's too young or too gay. If it's the second, he won't be good for Vice President either.

But I have a feeling he will go all the way. He is exactly the type of transformative leader we need, the kind we have not seen since FDR.
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 20, 2019, 09:40 PM

7. I like him.

 

I hope this national exposure leads to a great future, whether 2020 or beyond.
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Response to brer cat (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 20, 2019, 10:02 PM

8. You took the words right out of my mouth!

 

I feel quite optimistic about his future role in American politics. Whether it's in 2020 or later on, he will make his mark, and it will be great.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 20, 2019, 10:21 PM

9. Kicked and recommended.

 

Thanks for the thread babylonsister.
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 20, 2019, 10:40 PM

10. We need him to run for the Senate

 

If doesn't get the nomination, he needs to run the Senate in 2022 against empty suit, SenatorJoe Young.
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 20, 2019, 11:24 PM

12. I think Pete Buttigieg

 

needs to get one or two more steps up the ladder before really being considered presidential or even vice-presidential material, but that debate would be priceless to watch!
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 20, 2019, 11:58 PM

13. Biden would be good Sec of State for a

 

Buttigieg Harris / Harris Buttigieg White House.
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Response to greyl (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 21, 2019, 12:16 AM

14. Harris/Buttigieg Is My Ticket for Now!

 

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