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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:42 PM

 

Mayor Pete can win .... President Pete, I like the sound of that.

I have never really listened to him in depth before and I am blown away by his
insights, brilliance, and his understanding of complex issues.

Mayor Pete even quoted poetry, "and in the end big decisions are made in quite rooms" rough quote.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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Reply Mayor Pete can win .... President Pete, I like the sound of that. (Original post)
Botany Monday OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Monday #1
Trenzalore Monday #2
Celerity Monday #5
Trenzalore Monday #8
Celerity Monday #12
Botany Monday #7
Celerity Monday #3
elleng Monday #4
WeekiWater Monday #9
Celerity Monday #13
elleng Monday #14
WeekiWater Tuesday #23
murielm99 Tuesday #19
elleng Tuesday #24
Trenzalore Monday #10
elleng Monday #16
murielm99 Tuesday #20
Trenzalore Tuesday #21
murielm99 Tuesday #25
monmouth4 Monday #6
Mr. Evil Monday #11
Celerity Monday #15
Mr. Evil Monday #17
True Dough Tuesday #26
elfin Monday #18
Cosmocat Tuesday #22
samnsara Tuesday #28
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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:44 PM

1. He really is impressive.

 

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:46 PM

2. He is brilliant

 

I don't know if 2020 is his time. We will see how this shakes out. He certainly has the intelligence to lead a political party and be President.
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Pete Buttigieg

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Response to Trenzalore (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:56 PM

5. +1

 

He can help heal this nation and lead it forward after the medieval monster.

We need the better angels of brightness and intellect to take centre stage, not the demons of hate and ignorance.

Atheist here, using metaphysical descriptives for lack (atm) of better prose.
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Response to Celerity (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:02 PM

8. I am torn between him and Harris

 

He is leading right now.

I am a Christian and have a great deal of problem with the religious right. He really speaks to me when he talks about his faith.
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Response to Trenzalore (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:13 PM

12. I think Kamala/Pete or Pete/Kamala would be a slam dunk

 

The selfish part of me wants him as VP so we would get 16 years of Pete on the national stage.

My mind say he should go for the top spot now. Trump is literally the antithesis to him. There is no more stark a contrast, all racial, ethnic, gender aspects aside, than that between Buttigieg and Trump.

It literally is darkness versus light.

I actually think (should he so choose to) that at the end of that 16 years, if he was VP then POTUS, (as he would only be 55yo) he could run and win the Senate seat for one of the IN Senators.
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Response to Trenzalore (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:01 PM

7. Mayor Pete ... you can only be one person

 

The man is brilliant. Real insights and understanding.
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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:47 PM

3. here is a lot more, broken down by subject

 

https://hearpetespeak.com/

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:48 PM

4. He can win 'here,'

 

but out there, I'm not sure.

Check this out, for information: https://www.democraticunderground.com/128769196
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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:04 PM

9. That isn't the knock on him you seem to think it is.

 

I hope people read that past the headline.
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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:14 PM

13. +1

 

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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:16 PM

14. OTHERS here thought it was a knock on him,

 

I'm not sure that I did, but do want people to be aware.
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Response to elleng (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:59 AM

23. Others. There are very few replies. Looks like most are positive.

 

And you arenít sure. Thatís big. This is the third time, at a minimum, you have linked to it. Two of those times in ops. Seems you are pretty sure.
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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:46 AM

19. This is a much more balanced article on Mayor Pete:

 

https://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2019/03/21/pete-buttigieg-democratic-presidential-hopeful-south-bend-indiana-turnaround-city/3165477002/

It is not a puff piece gushing all over him, but it is more fair than the article being promoted above (in several threads) by a Bernie supporter.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #19)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:21 AM

24. Thanks

 

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:05 PM

10. I don't know that many mayors that don't have problems with redevelopment of impoverished areas

 

No matter what you do you are criticized.
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Response to Trenzalore (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:17 PM

16. Surely

 

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Response to Trenzalore (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:55 AM

20. You will notice, if you research

 

South Bend's redevelopment program, that Mayor Pete listened to people and modified the program as needed. Not all mayors do that.

First Biden was torn down when he garnered significant support here. Now it is Mayor Pete. Watch to see which DUers criticize Mayor Pete most loudly. See which candidates they support. If they say they are undecided, look at who they DON'T criticize.

There is much more nuance to the story of the redevelopment program. There is much more to the story of his demotion of the police chief than the simplistic posts you are seeing here. Do your own research before you believe everything you see posted.
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Response to murielm99 (Reply #20)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:43 AM

21. Basically a Dave Sirota hit piece

 

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Response to Trenzalore (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:21 AM

25. He makes the tough decisions

 

and takes responsibility for them. Presidents have to do that all the time.
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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:57 PM

6. Rachel is conducting an excellent interview. She has asked all of the right questions..n/t

 

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:12 PM

11. I just now went from undecided to decided. It's Mayor Pete!

 

He's already an accomplished man and an eloquent speaker. He's only going to get better.
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Response to Mr. Evil (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:16 PM

15. hell, if he already has the Evil vote, he is a bloody shoo-in versus the orange globule of hate!

 

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Response to Celerity (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:20 PM

17. Hell yeah!!!

 

And I'm so going to steal "the orange globule of hate!" Although the orange blob of hate will work too! I'm quite sure I'll have many opportunities to use both.
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Response to Mr. Evil (Reply #17)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:27 AM

26. We have room for a little Evil on Team Pete

 

Just try not to stray too far outside the lines, all right, Mr. Evil?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:25 PM

18. It's his temperament that I am crazy for

 

Even keel while talking of important issues.

I am so done with anger, sloganeering, ranting.

Reminds me of Obama in that regard. I already trust him to use smarts plus wisdom to make doing the right thing practical as well. Amazing.
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Response to elfin (Reply #18)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:52 AM

22. He is saying some REALLY, REALLY tough things

 

He is saying the things that NEED to be said about conservatism.

We just can't do more than put a finger into the hole in the dam until we take conservatism on, and he just goes directly at them, saying the things I have been saying for over a quarter century.

BUT, when I do it, I am seething, I want to eradicate the poison.

He is saying it in a way that people can hear it.

THAT is why I love him.

But, past that, he is simply just at a level beyond anyone else in politics today - the sheer intelligence, the instincts and delivery, the exemplary compassion.

I liked BHO A LOT.

But, Mayor Pete is him 2.0.

He has his charm and style, but is staking the progressive flag much more strongly, and going directly at republicans and conservatives, going into "their turf"like values and religion and taking the battle to them.

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #22)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:44 PM

28. hes brilliant

 

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:43 PM

27. watch out he will be called PP if he wins...

 

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:20 PM

29. Great guy. Great ideas, but he will not become president in 2020.

 

This country is nowhere near that open minded. Recall that just a few years ago this country was so blind, so superficial, so bigoted that twitler was elected president.

It would be a guaranteed path to defeat if we nominate PB. That's just reality.
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