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Sun Apr 7, 2019, 12:48 PM

 

Pete Buttigieg on How He Plans to Win the Democratic Nomination and Defeat Trump

Mayor Pete is now. Mayor Pete is the future. Mayor Pete connects with people from all walks of life.

And most of all, he is a role model to the millions of GLBT kids out there who need to know that anything is possible in America.

When I was coming of age in the 80s, I didn't have a gay role model. To be sure, there were some out there, fighting on the front lines for AIDS research and doing the hard work of winning rights. But the mainstream media didn't write about them. Invisible, they were not featured on TV. I did not know about them, and thought I was alone.

I well up with tears when I think about how far the gay community has come, and how much further we have to go. And, I'm so happy that kids today -- all kids, not just the ones who feel queer -- see someone running for president who is a little bit like themselves.

This is a great article about Mayor Pete's strategy for beating Trump. I want to hear about strategy from each of the dem nominees, and Mayor Pete has set a high bar for them to clear.


Pete Buttigieg on How He Plans to Win the Democratic Nomination and Defeat Trump
The surging Presidential hopeful explains a career that has included Navy service, two terms as a small-city mayor, and coming out as gay.

During an exit interview in November, 2016, just weeks after the election, David Remnick asked President Obama who the future leaders of the Democratic Party might be, and who could realistically challenge Trump in 2020. A surprising figure Obama named was Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who, at the time, was only thirty-four. In recent weeks, Buttigieg’s profile has risen dramatically, and he has collected campaign donations at a surprising clip, considering that he lacks the national profile of a senator or governor.

The field of Democrats running for President is enormous, but Buttigieg stands out for a few reasons. He’s a Navy veteran, born and raised in the city he governs, so you could say that he has real heartland credibility. He’s also the first gay Presidential candidate with a real shot at the nomination. Buttigieg is a millennial who graduated high school in the year 2000 and, if elected, would be the youngest President by far. In a conversation with Remnick for The New Yorker Radio Hour, the Democratic hopeful discussed his experience as a small-city mayor, a Navy officer, and a gay man...


From The New Yorker @ https://www.newyorker.com/news/the-new-yorker-interview/pete-buttigieg-plans-win-democratic-presidential-nomination-defeat-trump

Mayor Pete is important in so many ways.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Sun Apr 7, 2019, 01:01 PM

1. K&R

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Sun Apr 7, 2019, 01:07 PM

2. I like him too. Going to donate to more than one candidate this year.

 

He is so intelligent and thoughtful.

On your not having role models. I can also say I had the same problem. Having had abusive and aloof parents doesn’t give you much to work with.

But I perservered. And I had an amazing Grandmother. I never told her about the horrific things my parents did because I was afraid of what they would do if they knew I told.

So even though I am straight and married, I think I understand a little bit of where you are coming from.

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

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Sun Apr 7, 2019, 04:52 PM

3. Yes! Did you see Chasten at the HRC gala?

 





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Joe Biden

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Sun Apr 7, 2019, 05:55 PM

4. That he needed a place to hide makes me want to cry. That his teacher helped

 

provide makes my heart sing.

PS: You should post this in a OP of its own.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Joe Biden

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