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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:00 AM

 

Five former Obama ambassadors back Buttigieg

Good news for Mayor Pete supporters:

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/439701-five-former-obama-ambassadors-back-buttigieg

A group of five former ambassadors who served under former President Obama are lining up behind Pete Buttigieg, giving the South Bend, Ind. mayor a jolt of institutional fundraising support amid his meteoric rise in the Democratic presidential primary.
The Obama diplomats - Timothy Broas (Netherlands), John Phillips (Italy), Tod Sedgwick (Slovakia), David Jacobson (Canada) and Bill Eacho (Austria) – raised millions of dollars for the Obama-Biden ticket in 2008 and 2012.

The ambassadors are now planning a fundraiser for Buttigieg in Washington, D.C. in May. Jacobson is also planning a Chicago fundraiser, putting Buttigieg’s fast-rising campaign in position to tap into Obama’s deep network of wealthy donors.

“I am all in with Mayor Pete. No one else. I don’t see anyone else who comes close,” said Eacho, the former U.S. Ambassador to Austria. “His ability to come across as authentic, honest, and trustworthy; his ability to connect emotionally with the American people, are qualities I have not seen in the other candidates. And of course I like the way he frames important issues. He is all about making progress without a flame-thrower approach.”

There is building buzz in Obama World around Buttigieg, a military veteran, Rhodes Scholar and gay millennial leader. Many top former donors see parallels between Buttigieg and Obama, because of their fast rise, their political and rhetorical skills, and the potentially history-making nature of their campaigns.


https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/439701-five-former-obama-ambassadors-back-buttigieg
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Response to JaneQPublic (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:14 AM

1. I like Mayor Pete ... but once Joe Biden announces next week, I'm going to bet that "deep network"

 

of wealthy donors is going to dry up some (but certainly not all), as they will be sending their money towards Biden.
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Response to SFnomad (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:17 AM

2. These are people who already know if Biden is running or not.

 

That is my thought.

Biden hasn't been deciding. His decision was made some time ago. It has appeared to me for awhile that he has been in campaign mode. Putting people in place. That also means he has been reaching out to these people.
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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:33 AM

6. We are going to have to agree to disagree ... and we'll know end of June

 

These people are not going to commit themselves to a candidate until they actually announce. This could be their way of telling Joe, shit or get off the pot already. In the end, the candidate that's going to have the most formidable war chest is going to be Biden.

BS supporters are going to say it's just "corporate money", even though it isn't.
BS supporters are going to say it's just m̶i̶l̶l̶i̶o̶n̶a̶i̶r̶e̶ billionaire money, even though it isn't.
I've already seen Inslee supporters saying Biden is just "name recognition".

Look, everyone is going to have an excuse for why they don't measure up.

Gillibrand is already using Franken as an excuse for her poor fundraising performance.

But in the end, it's going to come down to money, lots of money. And Joe Biden is going to have it. And Joe hasn't been running away from President Obama, he seems to be embracing him. I think that's going to have a major effect on the "deep network" of rich folk that being associated with President Obama can tap into.
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Response to SFnomad (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:37 AM

7. "m̶i̶l̶l̶i̶o̶n̶a̶i̶r̶e̶ billionaire money"

 

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Response to JaneQPublic (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:47 AM

9. I got hold of an early draft of BS's excuses ... I had to update it

 

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Response to SFnomad (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:51 AM

10. Inflation takes its toll on Bernie's stump speech.

 

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Response to SFnomad (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:38 AM

8. I don't think they would commit to another candidate unless they knew.

 

That falls directly in line with your thought.
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Response to JaneQPublic (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:30 AM

3. Jimmy Carter

 

I see a resemblence of Mayor Pete to Jimmy Carter, because I have always respected Jimmy Carter to be professional, intelligent, moral and spiritual
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Response to RicROC (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:32 AM

5. Jimmy is my hero - always has been, still is.

 

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Response to JaneQPublic (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:32 AM

4. I have a friend who is waiting to decide about Buttigieg -

 

regarding how he will do on the international stage.

Whoever becomes President is going to have to rebuild the State Department.
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Response to IndyOp (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 08:46 AM

13. That ambassadors are for Pete means they think he will be good internationally.

 

Pete talked some about foreign affairs but I can't remember when - I've watched too many videos. He gave his usual well-informed answers in a calm manner,

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Response to JaneQPublic (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:59 AM

11. The more I hear from Mayor Pete

 

The more I like and trust him. To me trust factor is high on my list. I am pretty sure I would feel 99% (nobody is perfect) confident with him.
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