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Sat Jun 29, 2019, 06:37 PM

 

Ok, ok, how bout any Dem President WITH MAYOR PETE AS VICE???

I love him......and it might be a tad early for him but if heís Vice President.......the country will get to love him like lots of us do. Wha Ďda think???
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Reply Ok, ok, how bout any Dem President WITH MAYOR PETE AS VICE??? (Original post)
a kennedy Jun 2019 OP
Me. Jun 2019 #1
Honeycombe8 Jun 2019 #17
Me. Jun 2019 #25
Honeycombe8 Jun 2019 #27
Me. Jun 2019 #37
Honeycombe8 Jun 2019 #40
LAS14 Jun 2019 #2
frazzled Jun 2019 #3
pamdb Jun 2019 #4
mr_lebowski Jun 2019 #5
JustThinking... Jun 2019 #8
mr_lebowski Jun 2019 #9
JustThinking... Jun 2019 #12
mr_lebowski Jun 2019 #13
JustThinking... Jun 2019 #19
Honeycombe8 Jun 2019 #16
Skittles Jun 2019 #15
thegoose Jun 2019 #29
IluvPitties Jun 2019 #38
aeromanKC Jun 2019 #6
Honeycombe8 Jun 2019 #14
JustThinking... Jun 2019 #7
AlexSFCA Jun 2019 #10
Honeycombe8 Jun 2019 #11
wyldwolf Jun 2019 #18
JustThinking... Jun 2019 #21
wyldwolf Jun 2019 #22
JustThinking... Jun 2019 #23
JustThinking... Jun 2019 #24
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2019 #30
JustThinking... Jun 2019 #32
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2019 #33
JustThinking... Jun 2019 #35
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2019 #36
pink Jun 2019 #39
The River Jun 2019 #20
a kennedy Jun 2019 #26
democrank Jun 2019 #28
FM123 Jun 2019 #31
IluvPitties Jun 2019 #34
McCamy Taylor Jun 2019 #41
corbettkroehler Jun 2019 #42

Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 06:38 PM

1. Not If The Pres Is Male

 

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Response to Me. (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 07:20 PM

17. I don't have a problem w/that. But I know that some people do.

 

Pete does fill a minority slot.
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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #17)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 08:51 PM

25. Well Women Aren't A Minority

 

yet the majority has never had a pres of their gender...oh wait, we probably did have one but she got cheated out of what was rightfully hers...typical!
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Response to Me. (Reply #25)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 09:03 PM

27. Correction. "Protected class."

 

Although I don't think gays are a protected class.

But you know what I mean. The ones who have been left out of the political process for years because of what they are: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation.
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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #27)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 09:56 PM

37. I Do See What You Mean

 

Though I am still holding out for one of the 2 slots. Women are due IMHO.
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Response to Me. (Reply #37)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 11:03 AM

40. Oh, I can't argue w/you about that. It's long past time. We're about the last First World nation...

 

we're about the only First World nation who hasn't elected a female to the top or second spot. But wanting to elect A woman or THIS woman does not equate to ANY woman. I wouldn't vote for someone because of gender. I'd take it into account. I don't see Harris as THE woman.

I remember Ferraro running on the ticket, and how most in the country (left and right) looked at her, not in a bad way, but as the oddity she was. Like she was some freak in a circus side show....a WOMAN on the ticket? Hey, look...she moves & talks like a male person! She's not trying to vacuum and dust everything on the stage!

I also liked that Hillary, and now Harris, wear PANTS! I'm old enough to remember female lawyers being kicked out of courts because the Judge wouldn't allow women to wear pants in his court. (We're talking Hillary & Harris nice business pants suits.)
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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 06:41 PM

2. I'd love to see this.

 

I still doubt that he'll get the main nomination.
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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 06:43 PM

3. Let him run for President.

 

Heís the sharpest of the bunch, for sure. It might not catch on with the wider public, but for now, heís running for President. Dont letís get ahead of ourselves. Besides, VP is not the best job: these days, often the road to oblivion. He might not want it.
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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 06:50 PM

4. Mayor Pete

 



I would love to see Harris and Buttigieg

Or Biden and Buttiegieg

Or Biden and Harris

Or Warren and Buttigieg


Or the dining room and table and our dog Buster

I DON'T CARE AS LONG AS THEY CAN BEAT PUMPKIN HEAD.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 06:51 PM

5. Great by me, this has been 'my spot' for him all along ...

 

I don't think, sadly, an openly gay man can win POTUS in the USA ... YET. But I think one could win VP. And if anyone COULD (AND be an overall benefit of to the ticket), it's Mayor Pete.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 07:01 PM

8. ah yes,

 

I think I remember hearing a similar fear about a certain black man running for president...
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Response to JustThinking... (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 07:04 PM

9. Dude(tte), if Pete wins the nomination I will be SO F'ING BEHIND him, he's honestly my first choice

 

I'm just ... skeptical about pulling it off is all ... just to be clear.

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE him as our next POTUS

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 07:08 PM

12. Thanks for the welcome!

 

Seriously, that was very kind and literally warmed my heart.

So... let's work hard toward gettin' Pete that nomination!
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Response to JustThinking... (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 07:16 PM

13. No prob, it's what we do here, mate :)

 

At least, if we think we like you

I'll be honest though, for my own part, I probably won't do much 'working' until our Democratic nominee is picked. But I sure will not work AGAINST Pete during that process of picking the nominee. And depending on who remains when I vote in the primary, I could easily see voting for Pete.
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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 07:25 PM

19. I was very impressed by him since his first town hall...

 

and it just seems to get stronger.

But after the debates I'm feeling extremely good about most of the line-up (Williamson seems... nice.) and I'll be STRONGLY and sincerely behind anyone who wins our nomination.
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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 07:19 PM

16. +1. nt

 

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Response to JustThinking... (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 07:18 PM

15. and a woman

 

(she *DID* win)
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Response to JustThinking... (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 09:08 PM

29. Right?

 

Barack took America out of the doldrums when Shrub and Darth Cheney were the miserable faces of the country. Now that we have an even bigger worthless (and dangerous!) piece of shit in the White House, maybe it's time to really rock their world with a representative of what's really going on. Not ancient, straight white fuckers. Women. LGBT. People of color. The future.
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Response to thegoose (Reply #29)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 09:57 PM

38. Let the GOP play identity politics.

 

We Dems have an inclusive vision of America. Straight, white men with progressive ideas are as important as anybody else.

Greetings from an Afro-Latino Dem.
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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 06:54 PM

6. He'll be 45'ish in 2028.... Perfect!!

 

And with 8 years of VP experience....Even Perfecter!!!
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Response to aeromanKC (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 07:17 PM

14. 8 yrs as VP will kill his chances as President for many years.

 

America has never elected a Democratic President, after an 8 yr run by a Democratic President, since maybe FDR-Truman (and that was because Truman had succeeded to the Presidency upon FDR's death, so Truman was an incumbent).

However, it would behoove Biden not to run for re-election in 2024, leaving it open for Buttigieg. If Biden gets the nomination.

That's the only way that Buttigieg should take that gig. Unless he thinks that Biden looks unhealthy ( ). Just joking. Biden's family has a long lifespan, I think (unless they get cancer).
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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 06:58 PM

7. Nah, how 'bout...

 

Mayor Pete for president with any Dem vice?

This guy is in the top tier already, only a month or two since he was an unknown and there are still many months to go. Don't let yourself fall for the B.S. from whoever is trying to him sell him short.
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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 07:07 PM

10. yes

 

Heíll be of value to most anyone at the top of the ticket helping to carry industrial midwest and mobilizing military folks to vote. Even if Biden wins the nomination, Pete has a lot to offer. I know it is tempting to prefer a woman in either role but the most important is to win. Even so, as an openly gay person, Pete would still be the first and minority. (arguably lgbt rights are still more restricted than women rights).
The most overlooked quality of Mayor Pete is his appeal to religious left and how he is able to effectively expose religious right as evil.
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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 07:08 PM

11. If Pete isn't the nominee, he needs to be VP. America deserves someone like him.

 

He's made to order for the office of the President. I don't think America could do any better.

Level headed, articulate, calm, blowout smart without being arrogant about it, quick thinker, a great deal of knowledge about the issues, seems to be wise beyond his years, a quiet charisma.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 07:23 PM

18. So interesting fan base for Mayor Pete

 

Naturally, he's popular with LGBTs. But I know several (former) Republican christians whose children are gay. THEY are really backing Mayor Pete with a passion.
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Response to wyldwolf (Reply #18)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 07:45 PM

21. oh now..

 

It might be a mistake to try to pigeonhole Buttigieg based on his sexual orientation (personally I'm hoping we can get back to leaving the president's sex life out of our daily conversations, it's been a little puke-inducing lately).

He's already gained a huge following outside of the LGBTQ community and it just keeps building. If what's happening in real time is any indication, the fact that Pete is gay just doesn't seem to be making any difference.
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Response to JustThinking... (Reply #21)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 07:56 PM

22. It makes a difference to them

 

They were Republicans. They attended churches that astrocized gay people. But their children grew up to be gay. And they chose their children over their church and party.

He's an inspriration to them. It makes a difference to them. Nothing wrong with that.

No one said ANYTHING about pigeonholing Buttigieg.
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Response to wyldwolf (Reply #22)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 08:09 PM

23. I am very sorry

 

I read your post completely wrong, and I sincerely apologize for that.

It IS good news that there are more and more folks choosing love and decency above all else!

In my DU 'profile' I wrote simply that I've joined DU in the search for hope that goodness does still exist in modern day America and it's exactly inspiring stories like the one you shared (and I completely misunderstood) that I'm looking for to renew my faith in this society.

So, Thank You!
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Response to wyldwolf (Reply #22)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 08:47 PM

24. ok if I babble a bit?

 

First of all, again, I apologise for misinterpreting your post.

I live and work everyday in an extremely right-wing community and I see now that I reacted to your post with a defensive instinct that has become ingrained in me from day-to-day exposure to some very malicious and ignorant mindsets.

I mistook your post as saying that Buttigieg's following was made of only the "interesting" LGBTQ community.

It's scary to me to recognize how much being saturated by right-wing ideology every day is warping my perceptions, making me paranoid and defensive, and just plain screwing everything up.

I'm feeling very glad right now that I've found DU.
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Response to JustThinking... (Reply #24)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 09:14 PM

30. Please feel free to talk all you want, my dear JustThinking!

 

And a hearty Welcome to DU! I am one of the hosts of the Buttigieg 2020 Group, and I hope you'll come by to say hello.

It must be very hard to live and work in an extremely right-wing community! Kudos to you for being able to do it. Here on DU, you will find us very friendly and welcoming. I've been here since 2005 and this place is home for me (electronically speaking!). I hope you will find it good for you as well.

Again, Welcome!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #30)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 09:34 PM

32. Thanks!

 

Wow, it must seem silly but I'm seriously grateful for all the good vibes here.

Seems I'm going have to get used to basic-respect-among-folks-as-the-norm again. I'm so conditioned to having to delicately fend off some rally crazy hate-for-the-sake-of-hate and all kinds of other nutthink in just about every conversation.

Very glad to be here. Going to go give myself a gold star for finding you guys.
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Response to JustThinking... (Reply #32)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 09:49 PM

33. That's the ticket!

 

If you want a real gold star, DU gives them to folks who cough up a few dollars every year. The amount is up to you.

It will give you freedom from the ads and other good perks.

You'll see one right next to my name.



And, no, you are not silly. We can connect pretty easily via the internet. I have a number of good friends whom I have not met in person. It really works!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #33)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 09:51 PM

35. yes, see? my own gold star!

 

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Response to JustThinking... (Reply #35)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 09:53 PM

36. Hey, that looks beautiful, my dear JustThinking!

 

Congrats on your smart move!

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Response to JustThinking... (Reply #21)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 11:26 PM

39. Pete doesn't need to be pigeonholed.

 

He is by far the most intelligent person out of the 23 candidates running. He is a Harvard graduate, an Oxford scholar, speaks 7 languages, a concert pianist and he speaks to the people in a way that he is easily understood. He has excellent policies and it would be a travesty of justice if he wasn't selected as the democratic candidate.
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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 07:42 PM

20. Let Him Serve

 

a few terms in the House, Senate or a Governors office first. Being smart doesn't always make a man wise enough to run a country.
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Response to The River (Reply #20)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 09:03 PM

26. Being smart doesn't always make a man wise enough to run a country.

 

Like tRump right??? Oh right, HE IS SO STUPID HE CANíT RUN A BUSINESS.
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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 09:08 PM

28. Apparently Pete Buttigieg appeals to a wide variety of voters

 

Thatís a very positive thing
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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 09:27 PM

31. I would love to see him obliterate Pious Pence in the veep debate!

 

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 09:50 PM

34. Good VP or Sec. of State choice.

 

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 11:05 AM

41. I don't know. This strikes me as tokenism.

 

Like Geraldine Ferraro. "Hey, maybe we can increase a certain demographics turn out by throwing them a bone?" Remember, VP is not really a job. It is just a stepping stone to a job as in "The party would consider someone like you in 8 years." Why not consider someone like him now?
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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 01:13 PM

42. The Running Mate Must Be A Woman, Period - Turning To A Direct Answer To Your Question

 

The choice for running mate has two top priorities:

1) To help the nominee lock in a state. Mayor Pete definitely could help with that. Obama won the Hoosier State in 2008 but lost it in 2012.

2) To bolster the nominee's foreign policy bona fides. In the case of Biden, there would be no such need. In the case of most any other potential nominee, such a need would exist. As a Rhodes Scholar with amply experience in military intelligence, Mayor Pete could be a big help.

If Mayor Pete neither were the nominee nor running mate, after this cycle, I suspect that he could run for Indiana AG again and whoop the Republican.
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