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Tue Oct 1, 2019, 09:25 AM

 

Pete Buttigieg Pitches Himself to Moderates as the Biden Alternative

Bloomberg

Pete Buttigieg is pitching himself as an alternative to moderate Democrats who might not be sold on Joe Biden.

On a recent bus tour of Iowa, Buttigieg framed his argument, emphasizing the need to “re-center our politics” and recapture the notion of freedom and faith from conservatives who he says use those terms to “club people over the head.”

That message could find a new audience as Biden, the leading moderate, is tangled in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

So the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is positioning himself to be the standard-bearer for moderate Democrats if the front-runner fades.

Despite raising a staggering $51 million in 2019, Buttigieg has been stuck in fourth place, between 5% and 7% in national polls. Part of that’s because he’s hard to define. He’s a little-known mayor of a small city. He eschews ideological labels. He blends a message that sounds like Elizabeth Warren with a platform that looks like Biden’s and a courteous Midwestern demeanor that calls for national unity.
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 09:28 AM

1. I like Pete. But despite all the campaign money and media attention, he still has only about 1/5 the

 

support Biden has.

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Tue Oct 1, 2019, 10:12 AM

2. That's an interesting take. I wonder how if it will resonate and help him.

 

I still believe he's a strong contender for the VP slot.
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Tue Oct 1, 2019, 10:37 AM

3. The group Biden is doing the best with

 

Buttigieg is doing the worst with. I don't see this as a winning strategy. Buttigieg has tried to woo support among African Americans and it just isn't working. Unless that changes he can't be considered a serious second choice to Biden.
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