After the last debate the MSM has a new favorite Dem candidate after Biden….Mayor Pete Buttigieg……is the fair hair child (for now)…..
For me he is way to much a Corporatist candidate…….I want us to stop using the term “Centrist”……they are not so they are however owned by the corporations and money…….and as his favoritism grows more and more history comes rolling out of the woodwork…..
For instance in 2010 Mayor Pete is caught on camera praising the Tea Party……
South Bend, Indiana Mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is facing backlash over a resurfaced video from 2010 in which he offered words of praise for the right-wing Tea Party movement and expressed a desire to find common ground.
During an October 2010 forum in Indiana hosted by the Tea Party-affiliated group Citizens for Common Sense, Buttigieg—then a candidate for Indiana state treasurer—told the audience that “there’s some, especially in my party, who think the Tea Party’s a wholly owned subsidiary of the Republican Party.”
“But there are many others who believe that the Tea Party’s motivated by real concerns about the direction of our government, and the responses of our government to citizens,” Buttigieg said. “And above all a frustration with business as usual. That is what motivated me to run. And so while we may come from often very different perspectives, I believe we might find that we have a lot in common.”
In the beginning I could see the need for the Tea Party but then it became co-opted by bigots, Xenophobes, etc……it gave us the biggest cowards and liars…Gohmert, Meadows, Scalise, so on and on…..and look where these slugs have brought the country to……it is disgusting.
Sorry I digress…..back to Mayor Pete……
One of the biggest problems for Mayor Pete is that his appeal to black and brown voters is just not there….I mean he cannot even get an endorsement from a fellow city employee…..
The senior black member of the city’s Common Council has endorsed Joe Biden for president instead of South Bend’s own Pete Buttigieg. Oliver Davis prefers Biden’s experience to his mayor’s, Politico reports. “When you’re flying in the middle of a storm, you want to make sure you have steady, experienced leadership,” Davis said, adding that some backers at home thought Buttigieg should remain in office in Indiana longer to gain experience before running for president. Davis also appeared miffed that Buttigieg didn’t consult him and other black council members before launching his campaign, especially given his weak support among black voters nationally: “Don’t you think that you would take some time to talk to us in town before you lift off?” Davis ran to succeed Buttigieg this year but was defeated by the mayor’s choice.
Davis’ decision doesn’t reshape the race, but it highlights the difficulty Buttigieg is having in drawing support from people who aren’t white. A Quinnipiac University poll shows less than 1 percent of likely black voters in South Carolina support him, per the Washington Post. A major reason could be that Buttigieg is gay; black Americans are much less likely than whites to endorse same-sex marriage, Pew has found. But experts and analysts say there are so many factors in this election that it’s more complicated than that, per NBC. “The true Pete Buttigieg test, the one he’s unquestionably failing, has to do with the résumé and the issues,” one political scientist said.
I have been saying all along the Mayor Pete was nothing more than a corporatist candidate…his issues lean toward protecting the wealthy corporations rather than the country……as a support to my belief…..
Why has Buttigieg flipped from being a putative progressive to being perhaps the most conservative, pro-corporate Democrat remaining in the field? A good place to start would be to follow the money.
Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, the fourth-largest town in Indiana, is the shiny new object in the race to become the Democrats’ candidate for president in 2020. Coming from almost nowhere, he’s finished first in several recent Iowa polls.
Superficially, there’s a lot that’s appealing about Mayor Pete: He’s articulate, quick on his feet, can speak in full paragraphs—sometimes in Norwegian—and projects a sense of optimism. But when you scratch below the service, it’s hard to find Buttigieg’s core convictions, and and he now appears to have put himself up for sale to corporate interests
He may be a corporate favorite but until he can pull the wool over the eyes of black voters like the Clinton machine has done then he will be just another “also ran”.
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