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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:11 PM

 

Is Pete Buttigieg Ready to Be President? Look no further than his Campaign.

Is Pete Buttigieg Ready to Be President? Look no further than his Campaign.
Jane Holmes
Oct 9 · 9 min read


Some people look at Pete Buttigieg and say “Yeah, he’s great, but he’s so young and inexperienced. He’s not ready to be president.”

On the face of it, the objection is understandable. He looks quite young and he’s “only” the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, a city of 100,000 in the heartland. Why consider him when there are multiple senators, governors, and an ex VP running?

Yet, if you look a little deeper, this objection starts to wobble.

He’s Not Actually All That Young

Buttigieg would be 39 on the day of his inauguration in Jan 2021. Since when it nearly 40 so young? This is a man in his prime.

We have all known people mature for their age, great achievers that are ageless. Look at Greta Thunberg! Given all that Buttigieg has accomplished, including becoming mayor of the fourth largest city in Indiana at age 29, having served in the military for 8 years, and earned degrees from Harvard and Oxford, it is clear that Buttigieg is of this “early overachiever” ilk.

Other world leaders are of a similar age. Emmanuel Macron in France took office at 39, Justin Trudeau in Canada at 44, Leo Vardakar in Ireland at 38, and Jacinda Arden in New Zealand at 37. Teddy Roosevelt was 42 on the day of his inauguration. JFK was 43.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:21 PM

1. I think these points are very well made and right on as well.

 

Thank you, my dear babylonsister.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Pete Buttigieg

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:24 PM

2. You're welcome, Peg.

 

I just don't want him getting lost in the shuffle.
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:25 PM

3. I think it is evident that the two best-run campaign organizations

 

In this primary race are Warren’s and Buttigieg’s.
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Response to blm (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 01:37 AM

12. I agree with this nt

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:27 PM

4. The whole article is very much worth a read.

 

He's an impressive candidate.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:48 PM

5. I've liked him

 

from the beginning and he’s smarter than what’s in the W.H. I think he’s smarter than some in Congress and Senators.
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:49 PM

6. I like him.. what's not to like?

 

would have no problem voting for him if he's our nominee.
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:51 PM

7. All those factors make Pete my first choice as VP

 

He would grow into the role of President.

I also feel it might be his time in history as well as any woman.
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 08:13 PM

8. I like Buttigieg too

 

As I stated before Warren- Buttigieg ticket would be dynamic and a big winner for our country.
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Response to saljr1 (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 01:38 AM

13. it would be an outstanding ticket, merit wise nt

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 08:35 PM

9. Rec.

 

Buttigieg is a close second for me.
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 08:40 PM

10. K&R iGood article. NT

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 09:07 PM

11. Pete Buttigieg is MORE than ready to be President.

 

I hate it when people point out that he is "inexperienced". He has more experience than Donald Trump. Period.

Buttigieg has dedicated his life to serving his country and his town. He knows more about managing people than Donald. He has more experience in international affairs than Donald. Buttigieg has respect for the law and Constitution. He has the empathy and kindness (Donald has neither) that we so need right now to heal as a country.

Pete Buttigieg is MORE than ready to be President. And we are ready for him.
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Response to Owens (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 01:40 AM

14. he has 8 years of executive experience overseeing a budget and staff that dwarfs Reps' and Senators'

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 02:43 AM

15. Age doesn't matter as much as appearance. We should know that. :p

 

I like him despite his superstitions, but he looks like someone's little brother. He should keep serving the public and do this again when he's got more grey hair and something bigger than mayor on his record. I really do hope he sticks around. We need smart people once this Trumpian Age of Idiocy passes.
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