Mayor Pete for President?

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  1. IslandBites profile image88
    IslandBitesposted 10 months ago

    He is Pete Buttigieg, Mayor Pete; a millennial, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Afghanistan war veteran and lieutenant in the United States Navy Reserve, a graduate of Harvard University, a Rhodes Scholar, and a married gay man.

    He is running for the Democratic Party's nomination in the 2020 presidential election.

    https://www.peteforamerica.com/wp-content/themes/nmc_peteforamerica/assets/pete-buttigieg.jpg

    If Buttigieg were to win the White House next year, he would be the youngest president as well as the first openly gay one.

    He is making some noise lately. Have you heard about him? Thoughts?

    Interview with Chris Wallace:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y97QknIG-Eo

    (The comments on the video are equally interesting.)

    1. GA Anderson profile image92
      GA Andersonposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      He gave a good interview. It will be interesting to watch him. I am already unimpressed by Beto.

      GA

      1. IslandBites profile image88
        IslandBitesposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        Yeah. There's something about Beto... I don't know.

        Honestly, I haven't paying too much attention to him because there's something about him that I don't like. I dont know what or why. Ha. Just a feeling.

      2. Valeant profile image94
        Valeantposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        He comes off relatively non-partisan and composed.  I'm with you guys on Beto, just not impressed at all.

    2. Miebakagh57 profile image41
      Miebakagh57posted 10 months agoin reply to this

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      1. gmwilliams profile image85
        gmwilliamsposted 10 months agoin reply to this

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        1. Don W profile image82
          Don Wposted 10 months agoin reply to this

          Well said gmwilliams.

          1. FatFreddysCat profile image97
            FatFreddysCatposted 10 months agoin reply to this

            Dude is from Nigeria -- a country that is not known for its tolerance of gays.

          2. FatFreddysCat profile image97
            FatFreddysCatposted 10 months agoin reply to this

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          3. Don W profile image82
            Don Wposted 10 months agoin reply to this

            Watched some other interviews of him after the one you linked to. Impressive.

            His comments about the green new deal were particularly good. Definitely one to watch.

          4. Sharlee01 profile image83
            Sharlee01posted 9 months agoin reply to this

            Pete certainly gave a great interview and has good credentials. He appears to use good common sense. He is someone that would make a good candidate for the Dem's. He stands out from the rest...

          5. DoubleScorpion profile image78
            DoubleScorpionposted 9 months agoin reply to this

            There is an interesting group looking to gain the Dem nomination...But, I honest think that the Dem party is going to end up going with Biden.

            1. Sharlee01 profile image83
              Sharlee01posted 9 months agoin reply to this

              I agree they stay with however can bring in the most cash. I would think they might rethink that history at this juncture.

              1. DoubleScorpion profile image78
                DoubleScorpionposted 9 months agoin reply to this

                I have always found it interesting that the choice is made based on money instead of policy.

        2. IslandBites profile image88
          IslandBitesposted 10 months ago
          1. gmwilliams profile image85
            gmwilliamsposted 10 months agoin reply to this

            He reminds one of John F. Kennedy.

            1. Miebakagh57 profile image41
              Miebakagh57posted 10 months agoin reply to this

              No, FatFreddysCat looks like JFK. Take a look at his photo again. The hairstyle, except it, was to the left, instead of to the right?

        3. FatFreddysCat profile image97
          FatFreddysCatposted 10 months ago

          I've been told I look like Charlie Sheen, but never JFK. That's a new one...

          1. Miebakagh57 profile image41
            Miebakagh57posted 10 months agoin reply to this

            Good to note.

        4. IslandBites profile image88
          IslandBitesposted 10 months ago

          It has begun...

          Fox noticed mayor Pete.

          1. FatFreddysCat profile image97
            FatFreddysCatposted 10 months agoin reply to this

            So has Berke Breathed's "Bloom County." big_smile

            https://hubstatic.com/14477410.jpg

            1. Miebakagh57 profile image41
              Miebakagh57posted 10 months agoin reply to this

              Watching all.

        5. Live to Learn profile image80
          Live to Learnposted 10 months ago

          I'd like to hear more from the people affected by his initiative to upgrade or tear down housing. I'd just like to make sure those affected felt their interests were served during the process.

        6. IslandBites profile image88
          IslandBitesposted 9 months ago

          Right-wing activists accused of orchestrating false sexual assault allegations against Pete Buttigieg

          A pair of notorious right-wing activists are facing accusations of orchestrating a plan for a man to falsely claim he was sexually assaulted by Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.

          The two activists – lobbyist Jack Burkman and blogger Jacob Wohl – have been involved in pushing conspiracy theories and inflammatory accusations against others in the past.

          In October, Burkman and Wohl were earlier accused of being behind a plot to pay women to make false accusations of sexual harassment against Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The special counsel’s office said they referred the report about Burkman to the FBI.

          https://www.foxnews.com/politics/right- … -buttigieg

          1. GA Anderson profile image92
            GA Andersonposted 9 months agoin reply to this

            ... clowns to the Left of me, jokers to the Right... here I am ...
            .. stuck in the middle...


            GA

            1. gmwilliams profile image85
              gmwilliamsposted 9 months agoin reply to this

              Mr. Anderson, it is all politics as usual.  Politics at this stage of humanity is analogous to high school shenanigans.  It isn't politics for some without mudslinging from the opposite side. Politics is show business.

              1. Miebakagh57 profile image41
                Miebakagh57posted 9 months agoin reply to this

                Okay, if the ruling party divides the opposition, serves them right.

              2. GA Anderson profile image92
                GA Andersonposted 9 months agoin reply to this

                Grace I think your comparison to "high school shenanigans" is a positive indicator.

                Looking back through our political history, there has always been the vitriol we have today - only much worse. News sources weren't just biased, they were party organs. Political disagreements were more often physically violent than just verbally assaultive.

                So, to look at it as comparable to "high school shenanigans"seems to indicate an improvement.

                But, I do understand your thought and agree. The difference between today and yesteryear is our capability of instant communications.

                Today, we know within minutes if something happened in Podunk, Arkansas, whereas back then, the news relay could take weeks - and by then it was old news that had lost its impact.

                One last thought concerning your "divided" point. I think it safe to say that it is only the political junkies and social media addicts, (like us here in these forums), that are so sure of this divide. I think Middle America is informed by its TV news, so if there is the division we all speak of, I think it is an uninformed division.

                ps. Come on Grace, try it just once; GA or Gus, it will be easier each time you do it, and I will feel much less like a portrait on the wall. ;-)

                GA

                1. gmwilliams profile image85
                  gmwilliamsposted 9 months agoin reply to this

                  Gus, American politics seem to have gotten intensely personal.  Politics nowadays is going for the jugular.  It is meant to be demoralizing, even immobilizing.  It is New York politics to the nth degree.  New York politics is known to be...….QUITE DIRTY.   As Margo Channing said in All About Eve- it is going to be quite a bumpy ride.  Politics today is for the very strong or for the ruthless & cunning.  Black mambas, king cobras, & taipans fare much better.  Let the VENOM fly & it will-sssssssssssss.

                2. Miebakagh57 profile image41
                  Miebakagh57posted 9 months agoin reply to this

                  Gus, Gus okay for me too.

            2. Miebakagh57 profile image41
              Miebakagh57posted 9 months agoin reply to this

              Hey, GA, clowns, and jokers, on my right only. My left brain is sleeping.

        7. IslandBites profile image88
          IslandBitesposted 9 months ago

          South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg is joining "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace as part of a town hall event in Claremont, N.H.


          And of course, this is what a great leader and mature person has to say...

          Hard to believe that @FoxNews is wasting airtime on Mayor Pete, as Chris Wallace likes to call him. Fox is moving more and more to the losing (wrong) side in covering the Dems. They got dumped from the Democrats boring debates, and they just want in. They forgot the people who got them there. Chris Wallace said, “I actually think, whether you like his opinions or not, that Mayor Pete has a lot of substance, fascinating biography.” Gee, he never speaks well of me - I like Mike Wallace better...and Alfred E. Newman will never be President!

          1. Miebakagh57 profile image41
            Miebakagh57posted 9 months agoin reply to this

            Note, and will follow the discussion later.

        8. Miebakagh57 profile image41
          Miebakagh57posted 9 months ago

          Noted.

         
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