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Sun Nov 10, 2019, 10:53 PM

 

Pete Buttigieg outlasts the pundits ...

Pete Buttigieg outlasts the pundits by emerging as the alternative to Biden

As other presidential candidates promise free healthcare, college debt relief and sweeping new taxes on the ultra-rich, Pete Buttigieg is drawing large crowds with a different angle.

“This will be a presidency where you can turn on the news, look at the White House and feel your blood pressure go down a little bit instead of up through the roof,” the South Bend, Ind., mayor told some 1,300 voters who came out to see him here Saturday.

Voter interest certainly hasn’t fizzled, as pundits once predicted would happen to the candidacy ... “He makes me feel inspired again, like Obama,” said Jo-Ann Wangh, a 69-year-old arts integration specialist who came to see Buttigieg at a Manchester town hall. “He gets it.”

Buttigieg is already surging in Iowa, where a recent Quinnipiac poll showed the openly gay mayor just a point behind the Iowa front-runner, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. He has considerably more work to do in New Hampshire and beyond. But as he bounded into this state for a four-day swing of town halls, rallies and walking tours that drew large crowds, rivals were expressing agitation at his ascendancy.

https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-11-10/pete-buttigieg-rising-alternative-biden-warren
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:01 PM

1. Mayor Pete is not Obama 2.0

 

Although the author of this article in the LA Times is clearly a fan of Mayor Pete …...
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:07 PM

2. "The failures of the Obama era help explain how we got Trump." is not a smart thing

 

to say.
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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:13 PM

11. Which is why

 

Pete didn't say that.
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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:12 PM

14. Of course I realize that now that the reporter corrected it.

 

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:36 PM

3. He is getting this success because of great staff on the ground...

 

Plus many campaign offices and the willingness to work hard, go anywhere and talk to many people about the issues that they care about.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:46 AM

4. Trouble in River City. Being wrong is one thing. Being horribly wrong in blaming OBAMA for our

 

long national nightmare is another. Might not impact him in Iowa, but it will definitely get a very negative response that could hurt his chances down the road.
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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:12 AM

5. He said the OBAMA ERA, not Obama.

 

His comments were more nuanced than that.

It does not take much to get DUers in a tizzy, especially during silly season.
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Response to murielm99 (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:20 AM

6. He should have left Obama's name out of it. He could have said during McConnell's obstruction.

 

Maybe the “era” distinction will work.
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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:44 PM

9. He didn't say Obama at all

 

Pete was misquoted by the reporter.
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Response to dansolo (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:33 PM

12. Yes. He was misquoted. In any case, the election was stolen. Hillary would have won but for

 

cheating.
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Response to dansolo (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:42 PM

13. Okay.

 

I think we are getting into Dean Scream territory.
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Response to murielm99 (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:04 PM

10. he didn't even say that , it was all a complete misquote

 

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:20 AM

7. Pete Buttigieg's vision for our country

 

keeps me interested. He’s so bright and articulate.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:04 AM

8. Rec.

 

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