Really? I thought he already was a candidate…….
The young ex-mayor of South Bend, Indiana has made it official he is running for the presidency…..
Pete Buttigieg, the little-known Indiana mayor who has risen to prominence in the early stages of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, made his official campaign entrance Sunday by claiming the mantle of a youthful generation ready to reshape the country, the AP reports. “I recognize the audacity of doing this as a Midwestern millennial mayor,” he said to cheers of “Pete, Pete, Pete” from an audience assembled in a former Studebaker auto plant. “More than a little bold, at age 37, to seek the highest office in the land.” The South Bend mayor, a Rhodes scholar and Afghanistan War veteran who has been essentially campaign since January, has joined a dozen-plus rivals vying to take on President Donald Trump.
“The forces of change in our country today are tectonic,” he said. “Forces that help to explain what made this current presidency even possible. That’s why, this time, it’s not just about winning an election—it’s about winning an era.” Buttigieg will return this week to Iowa and New Hampshire, which hold the nation’s first nominating contests, to campaign as a full-fledged candidate now being taken more seriously. Over the past few months, Buttigieg has appeared frequently on national TV news and talk shows and developed a strong social media following with his message that the country needs “a new generation of leadership.” Buttigieg’s poll numbers have climbed. Some polls put him behind only Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden, who hasn’t yet said he’s running.
I have been writing about this man for a month or so……I think he is new and exciting ….we have enough boring candidates……
Mayor Pete has many hurdles to overcome if he is to win the nomination……
Now, as Buttigieg officially kicks of his campaign Sunday, he has gone from largely unknown to a media darling who is seen as a serious contender in the crowded Democratic field to take on President Donald Trump in 2020.
The South Bend mayor has outraised some of his more established rivals. And in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire, he has landed in the top tier of polls among the Democratic White House hopefuls.
Watch this candidate….there is something there…..
For me he is a bit too much…too center orientated…..if this country is to return to our rightful place among the world’s nations then we need bold ideas and bold actions…..I just do not think Mayor Pete has it in him…..he will become a slave to the Dem Old Guard….the old farts that do little and speak much.