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Sun Nov 10, 2019, 09:00 PM

 

Can Pete Buttigieg's moderate message win over purple Iowa?

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Those who had closely followed his recent three-day bus tour through the first caucus state were unsurprised by such a turnout; the 37-year-old mayor commanded large crowds at each of his campaign stops, reflecting his rise up the Iowa polls. One recent poll even showed Buttigieg climbing into second place, one point behind Senator Elizabeth Warren’s 20% and beating out Senator Bernie Sanders and the former vice-president Joe Biden.

Buttigieg’s campaign insists his current momentum in Iowa is legitimate, powered by more than 100 staffers spread across more than 20 field offices. “We’ve built an organization in Iowa that is capable of capturing this momentum and converting it to committed caucus-goers to knock on doors, host house meetings, and win the Iowa caucuses for Pete,” said Ben Halle, Buttigieg’s Iowa communications director.

“What the next president’s going to have to do, what I am running to do, is to pick up the pieces and guide this nation in a direction where we can solve those big problems with big answers and do it in a way that unifies, not polarizes, the American people,” Buttigieg told the Waverly crowd.

This unifying message appears to be resonating with voters in the purple state of Iowa, where Republicans control the governor’s mansion and the state legislature but Democrats hold three of the state’s four congressional seats. Buttigieg has made a point of visiting Iowa counties that flipped from Barack Obama in 2012 to Trump in 2016, underscoring his strategy of reaching voters who have not consistently voted for Democrats in recent years.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/10/pete-buttigieg-moderate-iowa-caucus
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left-of-center2012 Nov 10 OP
evertonfc Nov 10 #1
elleng Nov 10 #2
Thekaspervote Nov 10 #3
ritapria Nov 10 #4
Cha Nov 11 #8
underthematrix Nov 10 #5
left-of-center2012 Nov 10 #6
underthematrix Nov 11 #7
left-of-center2012 Nov 11 #11
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 09:37 PM

1. he might

 

surprise and win Iowa. I don't consider Iowa purple in 2020 in the GE. I dont think Pete, unfortunately, has a chance to be the nominee
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 09:43 PM

2. 'pick up the pieces and guide this nation

 

in a direction where we can solve those big problems with big answers and do it in a way that unifies, not polarizes, the American people,”'

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:06 PM

3. Criticizing President Obama... not a unifying message

 

After that I just want him to go away!
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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:32 PM

4. Biden can really tag Mayor Pete on that Obama Failure comment

 

Mayor Pete is really hurting Biden in Iowa ….This is the perfect opportunity to break his momentum there
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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:32 AM

8. Exactly, Kasper.. I just read that.. and was going

 

to post.. What kind of "moderate" message is calling "the failures of The Obama Admin is what brought us trump"?!

Talk about the ultimate swipe at President Obama! It's hard to believe he would actually think that's a winning message!!

Damn Obama doesn't deserve that.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:39 PM

5. Sen Michael Bennet who's in my top three

 

was on Politics Nation today and did a great interview. He always does. I tweeted this out about is interview and he liked it.




BTW, I believe Gov Elect Beshear won in part because he was a legacy candidate. His father had been gov. Sen Bennet would also be a legacy candidate. His family members worked in previous Democratic administrations. He's both Christian and Jewish and an attorney. He was born in India. Yes. He reminds me a little bit of President Obama.
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Response to underthematrix (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:49 PM

6. He's both Christian and Jewish

 

Huh?
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:23 AM

7. Well that was my shorthand for his father being Christian and his mother

 

being Jewish.

But there is something called Messianic Jews, which are Jews who accept Jesus as their personal savior. But Sen Bennet is not in that group.
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Response to underthematrix (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:54 AM

11. "there is something called Messianic Jews"

 

Yes. I knew a woman who was a Messianic Jew, for awhile.
I'd see her about twice a year and each time she was a different faith.
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Response to underthematrix (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:35 AM

9. Just Retweeted your tweet, underthematrix!!

 

Thank you!
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Response to underthematrix (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:38 AM

10. I'm sure that helped that Gov Elect Andy Beshear's

 

father was a successful Democratic Gov of Kentucky.

They better not steal it from him and Kentucky!
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