A STAR IS BORN
I have been closely following Pete Buttegieg and the more I watch his interviews, follow his career, notice his articulation, thoughtfulness and overall how resonates with watchers, listeners from all political leanings, I think Pete Buttegieg is going to be a serious contender in 2020.
Not only will he run a brilliant, innovative campaign with his highly motivated millenials, raise strong funds but he will win in every single debate opportunity that he will get. He is certainly winning people over with every radio, TV and print interview everywhere. I watched Obama early on in 2004 and I want to say that Pete comes across a notch better.
What impresses me about Buttegieg the most though is how much he contrasts not only to Trump but also to the large democratic candidate field. He does not use the campaign cliches that I am so tired of such as ..."I want to bring people together and not divide them" or... I am a uniter, not a divider.".... W T F !!!
First I was a fan of Beto but now I am of Pete. Trump will have to be very very careful of being brutal in debates with Pete. That will be Trump's ultimate self destruction move but Pete will also raise everybody in the debate hall to their feet with a big and long applause. The country is already has a fatigue of Trump's arrogance, irrational talk and action, extremism, lying, law breaking, and super narcissist persona and behavior that Pete will prove to be a perfect weapon to cut Trump down to size.
Buttegieg has made it clear that he understands the audacity of running this young, as gay for the highest office in the land. I am convinced that his team has a good assessment of the obstacles and a plan of how to get there. He is all gold but unfortunately is the conservative nation like the U.S.A. ready for a gay president is the question. Ireland which is a more conservative nation already has achieved 2 admirable milestones with Leo Varadkar - openly gay and a son of an immigrant.
Please comment with your thoughts.
I still would like to see a woman as President, but right now Pete is running 3rd, and that is without Biden throwing his hate in the ring. Remember Obama came from out of left field and people said a Black man would never become President, just like they said a reality host wouldnt. Once again we have over a year to decide, anything can happen, but for right now i am going to do my due diligence and study, study, the candidates. They all make promises, but can they really deliver, remember Mexico will pay for the wall...lol...Its still early, and the herd needs thinning.
What is his platform like? What does he believe about income inequality? About the gun violence in the USA? About the prison industrial complex? About environmental damage? About offering socialized healthcare or affordable pharmaceuticals for Americans? About raising the minimum wage to a livable wage nationwide? That's what I would like to know. I have no beef in this race since I am Canadian btw.
His religious beliefs are a real problem for me, BUT, they've all mentioned them.
Granted, in 45's case, he's just using that bullshit to pander to his idiot supporters.
I don't like that he cites his faith as often as he does, but the rest of the time, I like what he has to say, and how he says it.
I'm not particularly enamored of any of the other candidates.
Some of them, I straight-up do not like. That includes Sanders. I don't trust him.
He comes across as very false to me. He didn't in 2016, but he does now.
I don't particularly care for Harris, because I've already caught her in a couple of
I don't like any of the rest of them for a number of reasons.
I have already decided that I am most definitely going to support whomever goes
up against 45 next year.
As it stands right now, I'm hoping it's Buttegieg.
I choose to be an independant when it comes to voting. I look and study everyone running for President. Buttigieg reminds me of a young John Kennedy. He has charisma, he speaks eloquently, and has some good ideas for our future, but its still very early, and i want to hear what the other candidates have to say. We definitely need change, remember Kennedy was a Catholic, but he was so admired. I really don't care what a mans religious beliefs are, as long as he does the job right, and I can respect him, not like the person whose is in the White House now and doesnt know his ass from a hole in the ground.
I’ve listened to him on a few news talk shows and such and I have to say I like him. His faith doesn’t bother me. If that was the case I would never vote. When was the last time you saw an atheist/agnostic President?
It’s a long time to go but I want to see someone younger as President and a younger Congress in general. Like Beto, I think he needs a little more experience under his belt. Just my opinion. We’ll see where things go -it should be an interesting ride.
Buttigieg certainly does come off as intelligent and articulate, mature, erudite, and composed; everything the current orangutan-in-chief is not. I have no issue with his sexual preference but I DO have an issue with his Xianity. He's a big fan of of the magic man in the sky and claims that his faith will guide his decision-making. This could become problematic for the population of this country who don't share in his fairytale faith.
He's also non-commital on his policies. He seems to try to be all things to all people. No one really knows where he stands on universal healthcare because he won't commit to any one stance. He also believes private insurance should remain in some way as a part of any healthcare reform. Wrong answer, Pete.
Despite his pledge to take no money from the fossil fuel industry he still takes donations from other big money donors and corporate interests. No matter how you slice it, that's fertile soil for corruption to take root.
He's very smart and a hugely talented politician. He'd bring intelligence and class back to the White House and bring respect for this country back to the world stage. He's basically another Obama; young, educated, articulate and classy. He seems to have some good ideas but I don't think he's the change agent this country needs for the reasons I outlined above. I'll take him over ANY Republican but I'd still vote for Bernie or Liz over Pete.
I haven't really been paying much attention to his campaign, but it seems like everything you wrote here just says that he is better than trump without giving any specifics. I don't care if he "resonates with his audience" because thats the same thing as just telling them what they want to hear, and is entirely independent of having good political practices or having actual potential to make a positive change in this country.