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Peter Buttigieg. Who the hell is he?

All of the sudden he is everywhere and announced his 2020 candidacy for President.

He’s gay , married, and comes from Indiana or somewhere equally obscured.

Pete Buttigieg Launches Exploratory Committee | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has launched a 2020 exploratory committee. The Morning Joe panel discusses. "» Subscribe to MSNBC: http://o...

by Anonymousreply 60103/21/2019


Another voice to the chorus. Fine. No chance to win, but he is a decent voice.

by Anonymousreply 101/23/2019

Did you need to make a new thread on him from the one that was already started today...?

by Anonymousreply 201/23/2019

That name is a nonstarter.

by Anonymousreply 301/23/2019

I like him. This country would vote black, woman, before gay unfortunately. And as mentioned he won't get the democratic black vote for the most part.

by Anonymousreply 401/23/2019

All of A sudden, not all of THE sudden

by Anonymousreply 501/23/2019

He's a master debater … but a gay guy with a last name that starts with "Butt"????

It's good that he'll run, but there's no chance he'll win. Best he can do is provide some great debate performances and raise good issues.

by Anonymousreply 601/23/2019

He is excellent. He ran for head of the DNC or something like that and saw him interviewed several times. He has a future, maybe not President, but he's cabinet level material. Imagine if someone like Kamala Harris chose him for VP (wouldn't hurt, he's from MAGA-land).

by Anonymousreply 701/23/2019

I guess he needs to find a new job since The Big Bang Theory is going off the air at the end of this season.

by Anonymousreply 801/23/2019

Butty-gig. Yeah, no.

by Anonymousreply 901/23/2019

I read “Buttplug”

by Anonymousreply 1001/23/2019

Damn. R8 beat me to it.

by Anonymousreply 1101/23/2019

His name might as well be "Dick Butts". And openly gay? Holy shit.

by Anonymousreply 1201/23/2019

Remember when on some tacky show they asked candidate Bill Clinton (or was it Obama) boxers or briefs? In today’s ever more tasteless environment the question will be “top or bottom?” Or perhaps “do like to do the rimming or do you prefer being rimmed?”

by Anonymousreply 1301/23/2019

The comments on the youtube seem rather nice and supportive. The homophobia is found only here. I like him but liking him doesn’t fit the anti-gay agenda of this site.

by Anonymousreply 1401/23/2019

Lol R18 First thing I saw was his resemblance to Sheldon.

by Anonymousreply 1501/23/2019

Mayor of medium-sized Indiana city isn’t much background for President. But then, Trump had no experience in government at all. So I guess anyone can be qualified.

by Anonymousreply 1601/23/2019

Should stick to his old military style haircut, he looked much better then,

by Anonymousreply 1701/24/2019

"She acts like a queen if you know what I mean..."

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by Anonymousreply 1801/24/2019

If he wasn't smart enough to. Change that name...he just ain't smart enough.

by Anonymousreply 1901/24/2019

It must be killing Pence that a married homo from Indiana is running for President.

by Anonymousreply 2001/24/2019

He's just not hot like Beto.

by Anonymousreply 2101/24/2019

I agree. He’s not hot.

by Anonymousreply 2201/24/2019

He has no chin and a weak face. And for fuck's sake, he's the mayor of a little town. Talk about narcissism and ego.

by Anonymousreply 2301/24/2019

He does look like Sheldon.

by Anonymousreply 2401/24/2019

Good for him! A gay man who may run for President shows how far we have come. Carry on!!

by Anonymousreply 2501/24/2019

He’s also a Rhodes scholar, Harvard graduate and a vet (ran, not animal doctor, although he looks closer to that than a guy who’s seen combat.

by Anonymousreply 2601/24/2019

Underestimate Mayor Pete at your peril -- Afghanistan vet, Harvard, etc. He is a person of real substance.

by Anonymousreply 2701/24/2019

R27 Yes! He deserves the gay community's full support.

by Anonymousreply 2801/24/2019

Peter just turned 37 on January 19th ad has a bright future ahead of him.

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by Anonymousreply 2901/24/2019

Don't assume the Dems will be running against Trump in 2020 -- he may be gone by then. But a Mayor Pete vs. Mike Pence showdown would be a perfect heartland/flyover classic.

by Anonymousreply 3001/24/2019

[quote]But then, Trump had no experience in government at all. So I guess anyone can be qualified.

Does that mean you think Trump is qualified?

by Anonymousreply 3101/24/2019

^^^ I guess what I meant was that any old fool can be President.

by Anonymousreply 3201/25/2019

I can't wait until this dorky genius from "Flyoverstan," as so many of you sneeringly refer to it, becomes lord and master of you smug, sanctimonious Lilliputians of the Coasts.

by Anonymousreply 3301/25/2019

[quote]Underestimate Mayor Pete at your peril -- Afghanistan vet, Harvard, etc. He is a person of real substance.

Yeah... but he’s not hot. As we’ve all pointed out multiple times.

by Anonymousreply 3401/25/2019

That’s tired and unfunny ^. Enough.

by Anonymousreply 3501/25/2019

What’s *really* funny is that while some of the queens are just having a good time with his name, there are others here making fun of him because they’re absolutely threatened by him. “You aren’t really free if you can’t sue the bank that lies to you.” He is dangerous. In a good way. So you’ll see him attacked immediately and hopefully those of you joining in will consider the fact that he’s actually saying things that are waking people up — you sure you want to ruin him? Hmmmmm....

by Anonymousreply 3601/25/2019

He looks just like Jim Parsons. That won't help.

by Anonymousreply 3701/25/2019

You’re posting on a site where poster’s post, “I loathe out gay men”, R36.

by Anonymousreply 3801/25/2019

This is true r38 — the irony of my post is not lost on me, I’ve been here a long time. But still I say it, because it’s the right thing to do. Gay men here need to wake the FUCK UP. And if they don’t, they don’t. But I refuse to sit here, quietly sipping my tea while they assassinate a candidate who can improve the quality of life for all citizens. But yes, you are correct.

by Anonymousreply 3901/25/2019

How did the Republicans corner the market on all the hotties? Lindsay Graham, Roger Stone, Wilbur Ross and on and on.

by Anonymousreply 4001/25/2019

The hate for him is only found on this site, R39. I don’t see it on youtube or anywhere else. Not sure if gay people post here regularly.

by Anonymousreply 4101/25/2019

But, I will say that Datalounge is the only forum where you can call gays (I’m going to use the whole word) faggots and actually have the post save and display and not fall into a “awaiting approval” mode. I see the most homophobia on this site as opposed to others. Other sites you can’t use gay slurs.

by Anonymousreply 4201/25/2019

[quote]How did the Republicans corner the market on all the hotties? Lindsay Graham, Roger Stone, Wilbur Ross and on and on.

What about Paul Ryan, Aaron Schock?

Who are some Democratic hotties? This South Bend guy isn’t hot.

by Anonymousreply 4301/25/2019

The fact that you can get away with gay slurs and homophobia here and have your posts save or not get banned could be appealing to homophobes who post here daily.

by Anonymousreply 4401/25/2019

[quote] He's a master debater … but a gay guy with a last name that starts with "Butt"????

And a first name of Peter

by Anonymousreply 4501/25/2019

Who assassinated a candidate, R39?

by Anonymousreply 4601/25/2019

What the fuck ever r46. Give me a break, my eyes are rolling back into my skull. If you want to pretend that the DL has been warm and fuzzy to him, you just go right ahead darling.

by Anonymousreply 4701/25/2019

Would someone buy a clue for r43? I'm rather worried.

by Anonymousreply 4801/25/2019

He's kind of butch! I likey!

Pete Buttigieg On Why He's Running For President In 2020 |The View

by Anonymousreply 4902/01/2019

Neither is Paul Ryan, R43.

by Anonymousreply 5002/01/2019

He has a lot going for him, especially his military service. I'm not sure how many other Democratic candidates will have served. Respect for the military experience's cross-party, which is something we need. I wish him the best as this primary looks like a mess.

by Anonymousreply 5102/01/2019

He's gonna need a name change for a start. The opposition are gonna be all over that with puns.

by Anonymousreply 5202/01/2019

Yeah, he looks good on paper, but with that dorky face he’s going nowhere.

by Anonymousreply 5302/01/2019

What a sad commentary on our society that fact is, R53.

by Anonymousreply 5402/01/2019

Coming out of the gate with zero name recognition and introducing himself with that bland, dour ad doesn't speak well for his political instincts. He'd need to have a simple, bold message delivered with charm and energy to capture widespread attention. He blew his introduction and running on being gay will not cut it. Snowball's chance. Next.

by Anonymousreply 5502/01/2019

Bad face, bad hair, bad teeth, bad name.

by Anonymousreply 5602/01/2019

He had a memorable career as a child playing Brighton on "The Nanny"!

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by Anonymousreply 5702/01/2019

I don't know that much but from what I've seen, he seems excellent. Grounded, well spoken, out and proud...he would probably have a much better chance before the internet ruined every thing.

by Anonymousreply 5802/01/2019

R54, they’re trolls, and this is how they act when someone scares them. Time will tell on this candidate, but my first impressions of him are extremely positive, I think he’s incredible.

by Anonymousreply 5902/01/2019

He is a fucking nobody and should not be running for president! What the hell is wrong with all of these idiots? I would like for Sherrod Brown to run, he is for workers and sometimes one problem at a time is what we need to see toto.Fair wages are long overdue.

I voted for Hillary but I felt she ignored workers...but she was closer to helping the workers more than any Republican andidate.

by Anonymousreply 6002/01/2019

[quote]Coming out of the gate with zero name recognition

Once people recognize that he's a gay man whose name looks like Butt-Gag, his candidacy will effectively end.

by Anonymousreply 6102/01/2019

[R60] You're working off an old script about Democrats being "the party of working people" that hasn't been relevant since the 1980's. Bill Clinton and his neoliberal compatriots sold out working people a long time ago through "free" trade deals, outsourcing and unfettered illegal immigration. There's no going back for them at this point, which is why someone like Ocasio-Cortez is getting such traction in the media with her pie-in-the-sky proposals of "FREE EVERYTHING!" She provides a good smokescreen for the ruthless, soulless, materialistic neoliberals who are really in change. Say and think what you want about Trump but there's no denying his fairly spectacular employment numbers, which mean a lot more than the happy-talk the Dems are putting out there about caring about "working people." Working people who actually have work is what matters. "Mayor Pete" and his manufactured folksiness don't stand a chance.

by Anonymousreply 6202/01/2019

Well, two year out before the Presidential election:

Jimmy who? Georgia what?

Are you fucking nuts, a governor from ARKANSAS???

Barack Hussein Obama who? Yeah right. HAHAHAHA

Pete Budda-jedge? Gay? HAHAHAHAHA

Pete Buttigieg On Why He's Running For President In 2020 |The View

by Anonymousreply 6302/01/2019

"But that means letting go of some of the things in the past that are not going to come back" - such as prosperity? Such as jobs? Such as manufacturing? I wish he'd be specific and I resent the small-minded fatalism implied by that statement. This is an infuriating, condescending, Obama-esque evasion that suggests that as president he'd be in the business of managed decline as opposed to economic dynamism. No, thank you on that count.

Another maddening thing these lockstep Democrats always allude to is "climate change." Even if you believe in the most dire predictions about climate change, it's China and India who are by far the biggest polluters and are beyond the regulatory reach of the U.S. government. The Paris Accord was symbolic and non-binding. Also, globalization and climate change are compatible - shipping goods that could be made at home thousands of miles overseas in heavily-polluting freighters adds enormous amounts of CO2 to the atmosphere. The climate change statements are sentimental, not logical and not to be solved by simply taxing people into oblivion.

"Bold ideas" and "difference perspective" blah blah blah! What ideas? What perspective? He's a bullshitter just like the others and the softball questions and "gee whiz" humble-bragging answers are serious turn-offs. I'd like to see him grilled by someone really knowledgeable about politics and the issues.

by Anonymousreply 6402/01/2019

"globalization and climate change are INCOMPATIBLE"

by Anonymousreply 6502/01/2019

r64, keep listening.

r65, no they are not.

Improvements in technology and shifts to service industries on a global level are compatible.

by Anonymousreply 6602/01/2019

R66 thinks we can grow the economy by doing each other's laundry.

by Anonymousreply 6702/01/2019

Carter, Clinton and Obama were unknowns two years out.

I have stated my boundaries.

by Anonymousreply 6802/01/2019

[R68] I get the gist of what you're saying but it's not quite true. Carter was a Naval Commander and the governor of Georgia. Clinton was twice the governor of Arkansas. Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate, was groomed as a political star (introducing Kerry at the 2004 Dem convention) and had serious connections. None of them came out of "nowhere" - each of them were groomed by the DNC powers-that-be before they became known nationally.

by Anonymousreply 6902/01/2019

He seems smart and articulate (not gonna bitch too much about the lack of specifics - it was The View!), and has definite potential, but I'd like to see him do Congress/the Senate/ Governor first. In 10 years he could be a serious candidate. On a shallow level (which unfortunately is relevant nowadays) in 10 years he'll have lost the baby face and will look less dorky.

by Anonymousreply 7002/01/2019

He can't go from being the mayor of a little town to President. His ego's outta control.

by Anonymousreply 7102/01/2019

He was cursed at birth with the Kilgallen chin.

by Anonymousreply 7202/01/2019

Not only does his surname begin with Butt . . . he hails from South Bend.

by Anonymousreply 7302/01/2019

I'd make a Better Peterjudge

by Anonymousreply 7402/01/2019

R62, how you could extrapolate all my beliefs from a short post I made is ridiculous. You’re obviously anti-Dem — stop being a pussy and just say so! Fucking wimp. You think in black and white, good and bad, us and them. The Dems are “the bad guys” yes? Got it.

by Anonymousreply 7502/01/2019

Peter Butt-plug, Peter Butt-pirate, Peter Butt-fucker, Peter Butter-face, Peter Butt-lover - the homophobic slurs write themselves.

by Anonymousreply 7602/01/2019

R76 hasn’t been laid in six months.

by Anonymousreply 7702/01/2019

It's obvious that his appeal to establishment Democrats is all about winning back the Rust Belt, home to many of Hillary's "deplorables." I know that many on DL proudly cite "deplorables" any chance they get but its very damaging to Democrats. Any Democrat presidential candidate who wants to win has to find a way of cleaning up the mess Hillary made with her foolish, impolitic statements.

by Anonymousreply 7802/01/2019

Oh. I thought it said Butt pig. Which actually sounds kind of hot.

by Anonymousreply 7902/01/2019

"I'm Peter Buttplug of South Bend-Over, Indiana and I approved this message."

by Anonymousreply 8002/01/2019

He's an extremely smart guy who doesn't seem to fail at pretty much anything he does. So he's not great looking, does that really matter? Not all Presidents have been telegenic. He's inexperienced, yes, but I'd like to hear him speak before I make any judgments.

by Anonymousreply 8102/01/2019

R78, let’s call a spade a spade, shall we? The MAGAettes are openly racist, openly bigoted against gays, and despise women having equal power in this country. And you’re worried about their feelings??? How about I DON’T GIVE A FUCK IF IT OFFENDS THEM. Too god damned bad. Hillary tagged them correctly. These are the people who cheer immigrant children being locked up like animals. Fuck them!

by Anonymousreply 8202/01/2019

[R82] Projection, projection and more projection, with a dash of fantasy sprinkled in. Clean up your own act and stop moralizing.

by Anonymousreply 8302/01/2019

Sure r83, you make “sense.” Tell us, are you even a gay man? Which party do you support? Who did you vote for in 2016?

by Anonymousreply 8402/01/2019

[R82] I get it that you justify your deep-seated hatred and misanthropy to yourself by arguing that you only feel as you do because other people are so evil. If only those "deplorables" weren't so sexist/racist/homophobic/Islamophobic, etc. you could live in perfect harmony with all of your brothers and sister in the human family. Hitler had similar ideas.

by Anonymousreply 8502/01/2019

Pete's father died Sunday, and is being buried today.

Obituary for Joseph A. Buttigieg | Kaniewski Funeral Homes, Inc.

Obituary for Joseph A. Buttigieg | With his family at his side, Joseph A. Buttigieg, 71, of South Bend, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Memorial Hospital after an illness. Joseph was born in Hamrun, Malta on May 20, 1947, to Maria Concetta “Cettina” Portelli Buttigieg and Joseph...

by Anonymousreply 8602/01/2019

Nice looking man! I certainly wouldn’t crawl over him to get to you . . .

by Anonymousreply 8702/01/2019

I can only imagine what nickname Trump would coin for him.

by Anonymousreply 8802/01/2019

He looks eerily like Sheldon on Big Bang. Big turnoff.

by Anonymousreply 8902/01/2019

Mayor of South Bend isn't going to be anyone's idea of proper preparation for the presidency.

Running a terrible corporation that has declared bankruptcy is actually worse preparation, but at least Trump was able to fool people into thinking otherwise. No one is going to think Pete Buttigieg is ready though--that's the difference.

Obviously, he's doing this to get statewide name attention so he can make a real run for governor or senator.

by Anonymousreply 9002/01/2019

I think he can handle Trump r88.

by Anonymousreply 9102/01/2019

He resembles Mr. Bean.

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by Anonymousreply 9202/02/2019

I thought he came across better prepared and seeemed way more genuine than Cory Booker did during his appearance yesterday on the View.

by Anonymousreply 9302/02/2019

An intelligent, competent, genuine guy has no chance to win in politics these days.

by Anonymousreply 9402/02/2019

Booker never feels genuine to me r93, why I believe he might actually be a closet case.

by Anonymousreply 9502/02/2019

How the FUCK do you pronounce his name?!?


I have no clue.

by Anonymousreply 9602/02/2019

r96 it's Buddah-jedge,

Pete Buttigieg On Why He's Running For President In 2020 |The View

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by Anonymousreply 9802/17/2019

His confidence and bro vibe make him extra hot.

by Anonymousreply 9902/17/2019

I heard him interviewed on NPR and I like him. He has no chance, but...

by Anonymousreply 10002/17/2019

His appearance on Colbert was disturbing. He was trying much too hard, coming out in shirtsleeves, loosened tie, etc.

It didn't help that his appearance was directly after a very dapper looking Bradley Cooper.

by Anonymousreply 10102/18/2019

He looks like the bastard child of Old Sheldon and Mr. Bean.

by Anonymousreply 10202/18/2019

I like him. But is he ready for the Presidency?

by Anonymousreply 10303/07/2019

of course not - he's a narcissist

by Anonymousreply 10403/07/2019

Oh please r104. What the fuck are you now, our resident Boot-edge-edge Expert Witness? Be gone.

by Anonymousreply 10503/07/2019

He is a young man with solid government, military and management cred.

TRUMP is a narcissist and they are worlds apart.

by Anonymousreply 10603/07/2019

Tomorrow CNN has 3 Town Halls with the nonentities: one with Delaney, one with Gabbard and one with this guy.

by Anonymousreply 10703/07/2019

He’s one smart cookie, but with limited experience. Still, he’s far more qualified to be President than Trump or Pence.

by Anonymousreply 10803/07/2019

[quote]Still, he’s far more qualified to be President than Trump or Pence.

So is my emotional support amoeba.

by Anonymousreply 10903/08/2019

Dang. Just watched that clip of him on The View at R49. VERY impressive man and CLEARLY a skilled politician to be able to hold his own among that many squaking chickens. He answered ALL of their questions thoughtfully, respectfully and while making a connection with them and still keeping the answers universally appealing.

I was ready to dismiss him as well when I heard the Mayor South Bend was running for President. No, of course he isn't going to get the nom, but he definitely has a bright future. He just may need to leave Indiana first.

by Anonymousreply 11003/08/2019

He is outstanding, and if more people get to see him in action it could make a difference

by Anonymousreply 11103/08/2019

Jim Parsons should play him in the eventual inevitable biopic film.

by Anonymousreply 11203/08/2019

If elected, will there be White Parties in the White House?

by Anonymousreply 11303/08/2019

He was just on the Stay Tuned with Preet podcast. Very well spoken and intelligent.

by Anonymousreply 11403/08/2019

Why isn't this guy running for statewide office in 2020? He's like Julian Castro - too shit-scared to run statewide in a red state but thinks he can be President.

by Anonymousreply 11503/09/2019

Oh fuck off r115. You have no clue.

by Anonymousreply 11603/09/2019

Everyone underestimated Carter, Trump, Obama, Clinton’s chances too. Gay, straight, whatever-this guy is super impressive

by Anonymousreply 11703/09/2019

Mr. Bean's on TV tonight on CNN!

by Anonymousreply 11803/10/2019

DL Homos a question for you. More important than his abilities as a politician-Is Peter BUTTgieg DOABLE?

by Anonymousreply 11903/10/2019

R119 no

by Anonymousreply 12003/10/2019

"What the hell is wrong with all of these idiots?"

I was just trying to re-tool my brand. I mean, that's all we had after the banks no longer would loan to us. We were selling cubic zirconia, deodorant, steaks... Also, I'd found out Gwen Stefani was making more than me on that talent show.

I shoulda got right back on that Up escalator...

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by Anonymousreply 12103/10/2019

He is wonderful. Give him time to age gracefuly, hold more offices, and he will be a light for years.

by Anonymousreply 12203/10/2019

R119, Absolutely not.

by Anonymousreply 12303/10/2019

I've heard him do several interviews. I like him. Rational, intelligent and calm. Wish I had a chance to vote for him.

by Anonymousreply 12403/10/2019

He's Beto Lite

by Anonymousreply 12503/10/2019

Heard him on the Preet Bharara podcast.

He’s very smart and has a nice deep voice. He has a great future in politics

by Anonymousreply 12603/10/2019

That name tho.

by Anonymousreply 12703/10/2019

He needs to go to Ivanka's plastic surgeon and have a chin constructed.

by Anonymousreply 12803/10/2019

Beto/Buttigieg ticket please <3 <3

by Anonymousreply 12903/10/2019

We Like Butt!

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by Anonymousreply 13003/10/2019

[quote]He's Beto Lite

I actually feel like he has more substance than Beto whose cult of personality is becoming a bit much. (Just read about the nonsense he was up to at SXSW)

by Anonymousreply 13103/10/2019

Shirtless pics? Any nudes?

by Anonymousreply 13203/10/2019

I never thought I'd live to see the day when an openly gay man could run for President - and Peter Buttigieg is doing just that. He's cracking that glass ceiling that says No Gays Allowed. He's a real pioneer, a possibility thinker, and a knowledgeable guy. He has the seeds of greatness in him and I hope he stays in the public eye for many years to come - maybe even as President!

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by Anonymousreply 13503/10/2019

Nice to see a regular Joe that just happens to be gay, no grandstanding or desperate for attention.

He however mentions the LGBT and that is problematic. He needs to remove himself away from the alphabet soup if he has any prayer of entering national politics. The backlash against the T is coming and the last thing he needs is for gays to be caught on that mess.

by Anonymousreply 13603/10/2019

Live on CNN right now, west coast, go watch.

by Anonymousreply 13703/10/2019

Goodness, he is impressive. Oh shit!

by Anonymousreply 13803/10/2019

"Yeah, he looks good on paper, but with that dorky face he’s going nowhere."

I think he's cute in a "real gay" way, and if being unattractive disqualified someone Trump wouldn't be president because he's fat, orange, and has the worst haircut in the world.

"He however mentions the LGBT and that is problematic. He needs to remove himself away from the alphabet soup if he has any prayer of entering national politics. The backlash against the T is coming and the last thing he needs is for gays to be caught on that mess."

Yawn, another chance for the "I hate trans people" to express their hate, even in a thread that is not about trans people

by Anonymousreply 13903/10/2019

He’s a totally hot little stud muffin

by Anonymousreply 14003/10/2019

Pete is 10x the candidate that Beto is.

by Anonymousreply 14103/10/2019

Are you guys watching this? He obviously has been studying all the important issues facing America.

I don't understand. How did Indiana end up with such a brilliant and intelligent orator? It doesn't compute.

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by Anonymousreply 14203/10/2019

Stop the insanity. He's a non-starter, I don't care HOW he pronounces his unfortunately-spelled surname ("Bouquet," not "Bucket"). And intelligence is not and never has been a major advantage in American politics.

by Anonymousreply 14303/10/2019

To all of you claiming you believe he could never be elected because he is gay, he got re-elected South Bend Mayor after coming out. Now South Bend is a very Democratic city but it is still conservative Indiana and the Democrats in South Bend tend to run on the conservative side.

I am not saying it isn't going to be a really tough experience for him to get elected as a gay man to the Presidency but I don't think it is impossible. I am hoping for a good cabinet position for Pete in a Democratic Presidency in 2020 and hope he can run for President again in 2028.

by Anonymousreply 14403/10/2019

R144 Annise Parker, an out lesbian. was twice elected Mayor of Houston - the soon-to-be 3rd largest city in the US in a solid red state.

by Anonymousreply 14503/10/2019

He is receiving glowing reviews from political pundits.

David Axelrod:

[quote]I have rarely seen a candidate make better use of televised Town Hall than @PeteButtigieg is on @CNN tonight. Crisp, thoughtful and relatable. He’ll be a little less of a long shot tomorrow.

David Axelrod on Twitter

“I have rarely seen a candidate make better use of televised Town Hall than @PeteButtigieg is on @CNN tonight. Crisp, thoughtful and relatable. He’ll be a little less of a long shot tomorrow.”

by Anonymousreply 14603/10/2019

Seth Abramson:

[quote]Everyone should be watching @CNN right now. @PeteButtigieg is absolutely killing this town hall. I'm not endorsing anyone or putting anyone else down—at all—I'm just saying this guy, who I didn't know anything about before tonight, seems extremely impressive. So many smart ideas.

Seth Abramson on Twitter

“Everyone should be watching @CNN right now. @PeteButtigieg is absolutely killing this town hall. I'm not endorsing anyone or putting anyone else down—at all—I'm just saying this guy, who I didn't know anything about before tonight, seems extremely impressive. So many smart ideas.”

by Anonymousreply 14703/10/2019

He's whip-smart and has some interesting, thought-provoking ideas.

by Anonymousreply 14803/10/2019

What gay man could get elected without a sex scandal? Doesn’t everyone have at least a dick pic or hookup app profile in their past?

by Anonymousreply 14903/10/2019

This guy was so thoughtful, fluid, and confident . If he makes it to the debate (he needs 65k different donations to qualify) he is going to killl the field.

Robert Costa:

[quote]This Buttigieg town hall is worth watching. Polished and thoughtful presentation with clear answers. Underscores military exp. Of course, it’s a big field and he’s a young Midwestern mayor. But he’s using his time on stage effectively here. This is a focused candidate.

Robert Costa on Twitter

“This Buttigieg town hall is worth watching. Polished and thoughtful presentation with clear answers. Underscores military exp. Of course, it’s a big field and he’s a young Midwestern mayor. But he’s using his time on stage effectively here. This is a focused candidate.”

by Anonymousreply 15003/10/2019

Pete Buttigieg savagely roasted Mike Pence tonight. It was impressive.

[quote] "Is it that he stopped believing in scripture when he started believing in Donald Trump?”"

by Anonymousreply 15103/10/2019

R135, fuck no on Biden.

by Anonymousreply 15203/10/2019

R143, everyone knows he's not going win. But he's there to say things other more viable candidates probably can't.... and to raise important issues, and call things out. He's great for that.

by Anonymousreply 15303/10/2019

R152, fuck yes on Biden.

by Anonymousreply 15403/10/2019

Peter Bland

by Anonymousreply 15503/10/2019

Pete's a gay Belgian boy from South Bend. South Bend is a place that everyone wants to leave. Including Pete! He's no fool.

by Anonymousreply 15603/10/2019

R154, are you stupid? Biden has so much baggage, he'd be ripped to shreds. Reminder: Hillary started her campaign with approval ratings in the 60s. And they have enough to hang on Biden, especially in this #MeeToo world, that he'd be shredded even more than her.

Biden has tried three times before and never even made it to Super Tuesday. He's was a great VP for Obama, sure, but he's got a zero percent chance of even winning a Primary, let alone a General Election against the GOP/Russia smear machine.

Pull your head out of your ass, please.

by Anonymousreply 15703/10/2019

R157, After Beau Biden died, his brother Hunter left his wife and children for his late brother's widow. And both Joe and Jill Biden publicly approved. You don't think that will be brought up during the campaign if Biden runs for POTUS?

by Anonymousreply 15803/10/2019

Holy shit. I thought you were making that up for a second, R158, and then I googled it. That's just.. wow. Anyway, I don't think that will hurt Biden, but it's still.. quite the way for a family to bond.

Anyway, is this town hall thing re-airing? Bummed I missed Petey shining on Andy Coop's network.

by Anonymousreply 15903/10/2019

Okay, watched a few clips. He was very impressive. I donated. Not because I really think he has a shot, but because I'd like to see his profile raised and see him continue to rise in prominence in the party. And...maybe... one day make it to the highest office.

by Anonymousreply 16003/10/2019

He is charismatic.

One of the keys to the WH that few of the declared possesses.

by Anonymousreply 16103/10/2019

His being gay seems to be the only novelty that is attracting any attention. If not for that he would be treated like any of the other noname people who somehow get their name on the ballot. He's going to have to achieve something to be taken seriously.

by Anonymousreply 16203/10/2019

Biden was pro-segregation.

by Anonymousreply 16303/10/2019

[quote]After Beau Biden died, his brother Hunter left his wife and children for his late brother's widow. And both Joe and Jill Biden publicly approved. You don't think that will be brought up during the campaign if Biden runs for POTUS?

Also, Biden's comments about Obama being articulate and clean will be played nonstop on black media.

by Anonymousreply 16403/10/2019

Biden was exposed as a plagiarist twice in his adult life, once in law school and once during the 1988 campaign for POTUS.

That will definitely be rehashed by Team Trump.

by Anonymousreply 16503/11/2019

There's also a video compilation of Biden being quite handsey and inappropriate with very uncomfortable-looking younger women. THAT will be played endlessly too.

by Anonymousreply 16603/11/2019

How big is Mr. Butt Plug’s cock?

by Anonymousreply 16703/11/2019

The beauty of running against tRump is that no matter what skeletons the Republicunts pull from your closet, there is just about nothing that will pale in comparison to the shit pit of horrors that is Trump's past and present. And even his handlers know this. Any Democratic candidate will rake him over the coals in terms of any smear campaign.

I saw last night's CNN town hall in its entirety, and Mayor Pete may be relatively unknown (hell, I really didn't know much about him at all before yesterday), but he's going to be a superstar. He has surpassed O'Rourke in my opinion, and I know Beto personally. No joke. With some high-powered financial backing, Buttigieg will go far. If he can win over 80% of his constituents, then he should be able to translate that on a national level with some energetic support. He already has the required charisma in spades.

What really thrills me is that he is a strong voice for our community, and I absolutely fucking LOVE that. He makes me so proud, and I am so genuinely gobsmacked to have lived to see this momentous occasion in our country, in which an out gay man--military, no less--is running for President of the United States, not to mention being married to a MAN, and most of the country isn't batting an eyelid. That is undeniable progress, and I personally would like to see how much further he can take us. This man is the real deal, and I identify with him infinitely more than any of the other candidates. He's got my vote now....and my jaded heart.

by Anonymousreply 16803/11/2019

I like him. But I can't see him winning the nomination in 2020. He should run for governor of Indiana first.

by Anonymousreply 16903/11/2019

I agree, a governorship would serve him well. But I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up the as the VP pick for whichever Dem gets the nomination.

by Anonymousreply 17003/11/2019

Nope. Bernie will choose a woman as his VP.

by Anonymousreply 17103/11/2019

R157 baggage no longer exists after Trump, right? No, I guess past behavior only disqualifies Democrats. Republicans just need to be "listened to" and "reached out to" and "blown when necessary".

by Anonymousreply 17203/11/2019

Worse comes to worse, he is increasing his visibility in Confederate Indiana.

It MAY end well.

by Anonymousreply 17303/11/2019

Finally someone is using Trumps playbook against him. His bashing of Pence by using the term “porn star President” is the first effective use of Trumps strategy of using nicknames that stick to summarize and demean the whole persona of an opponent. Like AOCs use of twitter, he gets that we can’t “rise above it” - but have to use the same dirty tricks as Trump/Stone/Bannon to defeat him. Well done.

“Porn star President” needs to be repeated constantly and everywhere. Perfect nickname and summary for Trump.

by Anonymousreply 17403/11/2019

Loved his Town Hall.



by Anonymousreply 17503/11/2019

“Porn Star President” may be too complimentary of Trump.

by Anonymousreply 17603/11/2019

F&F R171. Bernie is going to lose in a landslide just like last time you dumbfuck. Stop worshiping at the feet of that mediocre old fraud.

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by Anonymousreply 17803/11/2019

The Emerson poll shows Bernie beating Trump in Michigan, just as he would have in 2016. He'll get voters who could never vote for Hillary under any circumstance but who will be willing to vote for him.

by Anonymousreply 17903/11/2019

[quote] He'll get voters who could never vote for Hillary under any circumstance but who will be willing to vote for him.

So you're telling us that Bernie voters are responsible for Hillary not beating Trump?

by Anonymousreply 18003/11/2019

Hillary and the DNC are responsible for Hillary not beating Trump.

by Anonymousreply 18103/11/2019

Take the Bernie and Hillary crap out of a Mayor Pete thread.


by Anonymousreply 18203/11/2019

I’m a lifelong Democrat who would never vote for Bernie Sanders under any circumstance. He’s not even a Democrat, for Chrissake!

by Anonymousreply 18303/11/2019

r168 Thank you for writing that. I feel proud watching all this unfold as well and I'm not even American. He probably won't be the candidate but he's raising his profile and the profile of smart gay men everywhere. I just hope some truly awful oppo that buries him overnight isn't in the works. To all those making fun of his name - stop being childish and focus on his policies. Someone named Donald J. (Jessica?) Trump is currently in the White House. TRUMP. It doesn't get worse than that.

The soldier aspect... unnerves me a bit, should it turn into a trend of only army people being electable in the distant future. It's the perfect weapon against Trump but may have consequences down the line. It's not wise to let the generals govern themselves.

by Anonymousreply 18403/11/2019

R184 Buttigieg was Naval intelligence officer in the Navy Reserve in 2009, and deployed to Afghanistan in 2014 for a seven-month deployment while he was Mayor. I think it was a resume builder for him, he is ambitious which is pretty much why he is running for President. Anyone running for President has to be ambitious I guess, but my point is this wasn't a regular enlistment in the Navy but instead an enlistment in the Naval reserve, if we weren't at war he would have never seen anything close to combat.

by Anonymousreply 18503/11/2019

R184, you never need to worry about Congress being taken over by soldiers. I believe in the 50’s that the vast majority in Congress were indeed veterans, but that was WW2 — we will never again see the numbers we saw of men volunteering to serve their country however they could including running for office.

by Anonymousreply 18603/11/2019

R179 lives in a fantasy world where general elections don't actually happen, and only the pre-primary polls count.

The GOP/Russian smear machine would tear Bernie apart so badly he'd lose in a landslide. You fucking moron.

by Anonymousreply 18703/11/2019

R181 could not be more wrong... a sexist dumbass.

by Anonymousreply 18803/11/2019

"Anyone running for President has to be ambitious I guess, but my point is this wasn't a regular enlistment in the Navy but instead an enlistment in the Naval reserve, if we weren't at war he would have never seen anything close to combat."

But we WERE at war, he knew he could be deployed

by Anonymousreply 18903/11/2019

[quote] he knew he could be deployed

He joined in 2009 and wasn't deployed until 2014, it must have been like a kid waiting for Santa Claus to come down the chimney.

by Anonymousreply 19003/11/2019

lol r441, so true - btw you wrote my post for me.

by Anonymousreply 19103/11/2019

[quote]Pete's a gay Belgian boy from South Bend.

I thought he was Maltese.

by Anonymousreply 19203/11/2019

There's no way a gay man will ever be elected President in this country.

There's still way too much prejudice, even though it's 2019.

by Anonymousreply 19303/11/2019

^^^ And yet, I was thinking there was no way Trump could possibly get elected in 2016 either, but here we are….

by Anonymousreply 19403/12/2019

^^^ This gay guy got elected in Mike Pence’s conservative state, Indiana. So stranger things have happened, like Trump getting elected.

by Anonymousreply 19503/12/2019

R195 Houston... which is in Texas a state redder than Indiana ... twice elected an out lesbian as mayor. Houston has a population of 5 million. South Bend has a population of 100,000.

Don't be ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 19603/12/2019

[quote] I thought he was Maltese.

I wonder if he's related to Danielle Fishel. jk

Seriously though, I'm glad to see that his candidacy is having a bit of snowball effect. Is he a long-shot dark horse? Yes. But he's less of a long-shot dark horse than he was even a month ago.

by Anonymousreply 19703/12/2019

I recall a conversation I had with a co-worker in 2004. We were both convinced Americans wouldn't elect a black President.

by Anonymousreply 19803/12/2019

I just want to see him get into the debates because he's clearly much smarter than some of the other idiots running.

by Anonymousreply 19903/12/2019

America has elected a lot of straights even in a darker color. I don't know about a gay guy.

by Anonymousreply 20003/12/2019

r198 Not just a black president but one name Barack HUSSEIN Obama? Not in a million years we thought.

by Anonymousreply 20103/12/2019

Exactly. That’s why I am questioning whether or not we are selling ourselves short by being so quick to admit defeat with this guy. Why do we really think this way? ANYONE can win right now. That will shift soon enough, but powerful money is going to start placing money on this guy, and then it will be about how much momentum builds with him — that will determine if the money keeps flowing.

I absolutely believe that with the right support, he has enormous potential and we *must* not write-off a candidate just because he/she is gay! The majority is WITH us.

by Anonymousreply 20203/12/2019

I want a Buttigieg 2020 lawn sign.

by Anonymousreply 20303/12/2019

"Houston... which is in Texas a state redder than Indiana ... twice elected an out lesbian as mayor."

Houston has a large minority population, most of whom are Dems

by Anonymousreply 20403/12/2019

I’m sure the Fundies are combing through Grindr, Adam4Adam etc., to find a salacious profile. Gay guys will, too, for salacious reasons such as verification of size, ass or top or bottom status.

by Anonymousreply 20503/12/2019

Ok r204, and so another way to look at it is I’m guessing South Bend does *not* have a super diverse population — yet they elected this gay man. Twice, yes?

by Anonymousreply 20603/12/2019

R205, fundies will maliciously comb through, invent, lie, cheat, steal against any Democratic candidate in an effort to smear them and advance their own backwards agendas.

It's time to stop worrying about their hypocrisy and what they think.

by Anonymousreply 20703/12/2019

Buttigieg hasn't a prayer of being President.

Gay, single, bland, unqualified and unseasoned.

by Anonymousreply 20803/12/2019

[quote] Gay, single, bland, unqualified and unseasoned.

Except for the gay part, you're wrong on every other adjective in that sentence.

by Anonymousreply 20903/12/2019

r205 smart politicians know not to use the same area as the commoners. You gotta dig deeper. The instawhores, popular gay porn stars that escort, and high class daddies that have connections would certainly steer you towards the right direction.

Biggest problem is that all gay celebrities hang out with gay porn stars, porn stars aren't people you revere and put up there on the same level as Obama.

by Anonymousreply 21003/12/2019

I just googled the demographics....Houston is 50% white. South Bend is 60% white.

R208, he’s not bland at ALL, he’s simply articulate. People aren’t looking for a bullshit artist, they’re sick of that.

by Anonymousreply 21103/12/2019

His town hall was magnificent. I think he'll have a prominent cabinet spot. And an openly gay cabinet official will check a box for the PresiDem, whomever she or he is.

I love Mayor Pete! Really genuine and no-bullshit. Seems like some folks are responding to that.

by Anonymousreply 21203/12/2019

Who are his potential voters. Let me guess fraus and mostly lgbtq community. I am not been mean.

by Anonymousreply 21303/12/2019

R208 does not even know simple facts, R211. He thinks he's single.

by Anonymousreply 21403/12/2019

I've met him. He's butching it up for TV.

by Anonymousreply 21503/12/2019

So what if he is r215? We don’t give a fuck.

by Anonymousreply 21603/12/2019

Has anyone here had him? Top or bottom? Cut or uncut?

by Anonymousreply 21703/12/2019

Top or bottom? Probably versatile.

by Anonymousreply 21803/12/2019

And you know what? No DOUBT his core base would be LGBTQ, fraus, and likely AA’s.

But I also think there are many men who simply out of curiosity would want to hear “the gay soldier who was a mayor” talking, if only for the novelty. And then when they hear his message, many will realize he has a REAL message and great ideas. People are hungry for game-changers, GenX on down do not give two fucks about orientation.

by Anonymousreply 21903/12/2019

R219. We shall see since older people vote e n mass in comparison to younger people. I don't see them voting for an openly gay guy. African Americans tend to be very conservative so you are wrong. I don't see minorities voting for him.

by Anonymousreply 22003/12/2019

Your Democratic Concern has been noted, R220.

by Anonymousreply 22103/12/2019

It's true that religious African Americans in particular are not very supportive of gays and lesbians, yet they obviously voted for the out lesbian as mayor in Houston (I'm blanking on her name). I doubt she could have won if they hadn't.

I think the fact that he's married and seems a little nerdy and sexless (if you ask me) would work in his favor, by offsetting the gay angle in the eyes of religious types.

by Anonymousreply 22203/12/2019

Good on the Weeds podcast today

by Anonymousreply 22303/12/2019

Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg???

Not gonna happen.

by Anonymousreply 22403/12/2019

Religious types don't care if he's married or lacks sex appeal. They're convinced all gay men are insatiable sluts.

by Anonymousreply 22503/12/2019

R225, Well, aren't they?

by Anonymousreply 22603/12/2019

Religious types also voted for Trump who sleazes around with strippers and porn stars, so nobody really cares what they think anymore.

by Anonymousreply 22703/12/2019

R222. Maybe the lesbians are ok because why is miss Booker still in the closet. Male homosexuality is more of a serious issue for religious people. R227 trump is an heterosexual sleazeball so it is ok.

by Anonymousreply 22803/12/2019

I'd vote for him.

by Anonymousreply 22903/12/2019

[quote]It's true that religious African Americans in particular are not very supportive of gays and lesbians, yet they obviously voted for the out lesbian as mayor in Houston

The circumstances are a bit different in Houston since that city is 43% Hispanic, 25% white, 23% black, and 6% Asian. The demographics are very young and favorable to a gay candidate.

by Anonymousreply 23003/12/2019

The mayor of Houston was Annise Parker who has a wife and a bunch of adopted black kids.

Maybe she should run for President.

by Anonymousreply 23103/12/2019

I love this guy and I donated because a place in the debates is dependent upon the number of early donations the candidates receive. Even a tiny $5 donation counts! And I did that fully knowing there's virtually no chance he'll be the nominee. That said, I imagine he'll be a speaker at the DNC and has a bright future in public service.

by Anonymousreply 23203/12/2019

I love that he triggers the Concern Trolls. Makes me like him even more.

by Anonymousreply 23303/12/2019

Pete is known now after his CNN town hall.

by Anonymousreply 23403/12/2019

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by Anonymousreply 23503/12/2019

I like him a lot. I hope he can overtake Bernie and Biden.

by Anonymousreply 23603/12/2019

Pete is now my darkhorse pick after Beto and Harris.

Bernie's campaign donations seem frontloaded. All the bitter Berbros that still have an itch from 2016. Watch how his campaign efforts plummet once the candidates start digging dirt on him and smear campaigns begin.

by Anonymousreply 23703/12/2019

I'm sorry -- a gay candidate with a name like Buttgag?

by Anonymousreply 23803/12/2019

I sure wish some of you would grow the fuck up R238, and stop with the childish name jokes, it only reflect badly on you not him. The people who have a problem with his name were never going vote for him anyway even if it was Peter Smith.

I remember when people said a man with the middle name of Hussein would never be elected President. I can remember when they said a black man would never be elected, heck I am old enough to remember when they said a Catholic would never be elected President.

by Anonymousreply 23903/12/2019

[quote] I want a Buttigieg 2020 lawn sign.

Would you settle for a T-shirt for now? Hopefully you will donate at least $3 to his campaign also so he can be included in the debates.

Pete Buttigieg 2020 for President campaign t-shirt

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by Anonymousreply 24003/12/2019

R239, thank you. Such grade school silliness about the name.

by Anonymousreply 24103/12/2019

R241, I will, once I'm home. Here is the Buttigieg donation link. And I like that shirt, too.

Help grow the strength of our organization.

Contribute today.

by Anonymousreply 24203/12/2019

2020 is serious business. We don't need a punchline name as a candidate, especially when there are equally viable non-punchlines. You grow up.

by Anonymousreply 24303/12/2019

[bold]Don't buy Pete memorabilia unless it comes from his official campaign[/bold]. Don't throw your dollars to who knows what person, instead donate to his campaign or better yet go to his official website and buy your t-shirts from there.

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by Anonymousreply 24403/12/2019

Found a link for a 2020 Buttigieg yard sign but they are $31.70 each, wait long enough and you might be able to get one free, an official one.

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by Anonymousreply 24503/12/2019

[quote]a name like Buttgag?

It’s pronounced butt-genie.

by Anonymousreply 24603/12/2019

[quote] 2020 is serious business. We don't need a punchline name as a candidate, especially when there are equally viable non-punchlines. You grow up.

Yes it is serious business, too serious to make Butt jokes, we can all see who needs to grow up.

by Anonymousreply 24703/12/2019


by Anonymousreply 24803/12/2019

He's too rehearsed, too programmed, too cliche.

His always appearing in shirtsleeves, please.

That first CNN Town Hall question was an obvious plant and his automated response was so pat.

by Anonymousreply 24903/12/2019

Zazzle is not an official outlet.

Wait till Pete adds stuff to his online store.

by Anonymousreply 25003/12/2019

Have you noticed that posters who claim, so and so candidate, doesn't stand a chance of getting elected, will spend hours on threads about that candidate trying to convince everyone the candidate doesn't stand a chance?

by Anonymousreply 25103/12/2019

Leslie King became Gerald Ford, so he wouldn't be the first politician to have a name change, if he was smart enough to do it.

by Anonymousreply 25203/12/2019

Pete is sol;id and poised in his presentation.

He is a good guy.

by Anonymousreply 25303/12/2019

Pete's the man.

by Anonymousreply 25403/12/2019

R249 = self-hating gay

Pete sounds intelligent and knowledgeable. A throwback to the days when gay men were not afraid to be measured, relatable, and bold. Today's gay leaders are forced to become caricatures of what a man is and instead have to pander to the lowest common denominator like mimicry, stereotypes, and ignorance.

Pete is the man gay men have waited for... A leader not a follower.

by Anonymousreply 25503/12/2019

My first boyfriend was a Vietnam Vet. I was proud of him.

Seeing pictures of Pete in his camo makes me a very proud as well.

by Anonymousreply 25603/12/2019

He is very unfortunate to look at.

by Anonymousreply 25703/12/2019

I find him creepy.

by Anonymousreply 25803/12/2019

I LOVE him so much

by Anonymousreply 25903/12/2019

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by Anonymousreply 26003/12/2019

He is all man baby.

His deportment, his deep voice, masculinity, and his confidence are all pluses. He doesn't need to win the primary. He only needs to perform well in places like South Carolina, Florida and his homestate like Indiana. He could be a great VP to a Beto or Klobuchar, even to a Biden.

by Anonymousreply 26103/12/2019

r260, he'd be the First Chasten, ya asshole.

by Anonymousreply 26203/12/2019

This thread is so disappointing. We have a dynamic and possibly viable gay candidate in a year with no clear front runner and a wide open field, and instead of rallying around him and trying to push him as far as possible, maybe even all the way, we have posters making fun of his name like a bunch of 5 year olds and the usual concern trolls, self-loathers and Borises.

So fucking predictable, Datalounge. This is why we’re still lacking equity.

by Anonymousreply 26303/12/2019

The people complaining about his name were the ones saying no one would vote for a guy named Barack Hussein Obama.

by Anonymousreply 26403/12/2019

R263 there were some better threads a day or so ago but they are buried and this somehow got bumped from a year ago or more.

by Anonymousreply 26503/12/2019

I saw my doppelgänger once. I was watching SNL years ago and a couple was sitting at a table in a restaurant scene and one of them looked EXACTLY like me. Even the movements were the same.

It was creepy.

I've never seen that sketch again.

by Anonymousreply 26603/12/2019

Wrong thread.

Don't know how I got in this one.

by Anonymousreply 26703/12/2019

[quote]The people complaining about his name were the ones saying no one would vote for a guy named Barack Hussein Obama.

No, we said that no one would vote for a guy named Buttock Hussein Obama, and so far we have been right about that.

by Anonymousreply 26803/12/2019

I hope he makes it to the Debate. He would wipe the floor with Bernie.

by Anonymousreply 26903/13/2019

R268 Barack Hussein with his weird name is an heterosexual man with a wife and kids. Buttigeg is a gay man with an unfortunate last name with insert gay sex jokes. Two double strikes.

by Anonymousreply 27003/13/2019

Doesn't matter if he's gay, he's a white guy and identity politics will demand a woman, preferably of color, be the VP. Pete might get a shot at a Cabinet appointment if a Dem wins in 2020.

by Anonymousreply 27103/13/2019

R270 also Barack Hussein wasn't a dead ringer for Mr. Bean.

by Anonymousreply 27203/13/2019

God, the comments here are getting dumber by the minute.

by Anonymousreply 27303/13/2019

"Doesn't matter if he's gay, he's a white guy and identity politics will demand a woman, preferably of color, be the VP. "

Yawn, love the freepers whining about "identity politics" - Clinton chose a safe white man as her running mate.

by Anonymousreply 27403/13/2019

[quote] Yawn, love the freepers whining about "identity politics"

The fucking California GOP just used 'identity politics' to help head their state party. They put a Latina as their head and Asian and gay man as chairmen, in an effort to "re-brand" themselves. Screw those hypocritical GOP motherfuckers and whatever they think or say.

by Anonymousreply 27503/13/2019

r275, yes, Republicans always reward a few tokens to look less racist

by Anonymousreply 27603/13/2019

It ain't going to happen for the California GOP since they are still the party of Trump, and his legacy will stay in voter's mind for a long time. I do however think we need less extremists in the GOP, so eventually the GOP will have to move left in order to survive.

by Anonymousreply 27703/13/2019

Stop using the Republican talking point Republicans foist on Democrats...Identity Politics, and start using the Republican talking point that Republicans use for themselves...Block Voters.

Democrats have more blocks.

by Anonymousreply 27803/13/2019

If you think Democratic ueber-feminists are not attacking every white guy potentially running R278, you must not be on twitter. They're as bad as the BernieBros.

by Anonymousreply 27903/13/2019

"If you think Democratic ueber-feminists are not attacking every white guy potentially running R278, you must not be on twitter."

I am, and you are full of it. I actually know tons of feminists who support Bernie.

by Anonymousreply 28003/13/2019

"...the days when gay men were not afraid to be measured..."

I'll say.

by Anonymousreply 28103/13/2019

I just received a text saying that Pete has raised $600,000 from over 22,200 donations. That's 85% of the goal required to be invited to the DNC debate! Go Pete!

by Anonymousreply 28203/13/2019

I just donated 25.00. Mayor Pete needs to be at the debates. He is amazing. He is a millennial who is concerned about this country and is able to speak coherently and intelligentlly. He's the real deal. And he reads books! Refreshing.

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by Anonymousreply 28303/13/2019

Great. This country is ready for an openly gay president!!

by Anonymousreply 28403/13/2019

Beto/Buttigieg 2020

by Anonymousreply 28503/13/2019

Beto is a loser.

by Anonymousreply 28603/13/2019

It sounds like dancing, doesn't it!

by Anonymousreply 28703/13/2019

OK R283 now after watching that bookstore video , I went ahead and ordered his book and that was after donating yesterday so I'm kind of going crazy on him right now. Not a BernieBro but a Bootybro!

by Anonymousreply 28803/13/2019

[quote]Beto/Buttigieg 2020

Buttigieg is much more impressive than Beto, frankly.

by Anonymousreply 28903/13/2019

His campaign received donations from 22,000 individuals after his town hall appearance

by Anonymousreply 29003/13/2019

That's all?

by Anonymousreply 29103/13/2019

R289, I completely agree, and I was on some of the original threads about this guy. When was his first public appearance exactly?? I can’t remember exactly what show I first saw him on, but wasn’t it literally just like a month ago, tops? Anyone recall?

But I literally felt that bolt you have when you finally realized you are looking at a mother fucking STAR. The only other time I’ve felt that was when I first heard Obama after he was elected Senator in my state. I just KNEW Obama would be our first black President, he radiated perfection, like Obama spoke our Love Language, he knew what we needed to hear..

So when I first heard Beto, I was confused about him because he did say some of what I want to hear. So I *thought* Beto was it, but he isn’t. Beto made me be willing to fall in love with a politician again, but then Pete made me realize that I don’t have to settle for Beto — there’s something even BETTER out there!!

by Anonymousreply 29203/13/2019

R283, Pete isn’t a millennial. He’s in his late 30’s. (You have to be 35, you know, to be President.)

by Anonymousreply 29303/13/2019

R290, Pete was over 55,000 donors Wednesday. He needs 65,000 to qualify for the Democratic debates.

by Anonymousreply 29403/13/2019

He looks a decade older than he is and his bf is too ugly to be first man.

by Anonymousreply 29503/13/2019

Meant husband^

by Anonymousreply 29603/13/2019

I want to make out with him.

by Anonymousreply 29703/14/2019

The oldest millennials are 38 by most measures, R293, so Pete makes the cutoff.

by Anonymousreply 29803/14/2019

OK, he’s close, but probably really a Gen X.

by Anonymousreply 29903/14/2019

I don't know if this is an Indiana thing, but he has the snap-on Lego hair of a Mike Pence.

And yes, he's more impressive a candidate than Beto, whose radiance is more Texocentric and who's so far relying more on nice-sounding generalities than addressing actual problems and policies than Pete. Then again Beto hasn't officially declared yet.

by Anonymousreply 30003/14/2019

Have either Pete or Beto stated any plans for dealing with Putin?

by Anonymousreply 30103/14/2019

I'm still researching but he seems like a good guy. I want people to root for and intelligent presidents.

by Anonymousreply 30203/14/2019

Can’t he change his name? Or go by his first and middle name?

by Anonymousreply 30303/14/2019

Enough with the name shit, Jesus! Look at his policies and decide based on that, like a mature responsible voter. Just like the deplorables looked past the name Trump, his excremental appearance, his imported prostitution whore third wife, and decided he would be the best candidate to ruin the progressive cause via judicial appointments for the next couple of decades. Learn from them at least in this one instance, bitch.

by Anonymousreply 30403/14/2019

[quote]Then again Beto hasn't officially declared yet.

Try to keep up, dear.

by Anonymousreply 30503/14/2019

[R287] Love The Philadelphia Story :-) I can't remember what she was referring to--Jimmy Stewart's character's hometown, South Bend? Ah, now I see the connection hehe. Seemed like a non-sequitur.

by Anonymousreply 30603/14/2019

[quote]Have either Pete or Beto stated any plans for dealing with Putin?

Well, certainly we need to be looking at that. Vladimir Putin is definitely someone we need to deal with. The question, though, is how? In what way should be deal with Putin? Have we considered new solutions? Are their any unanswered questions that we haven’t considered? These are all compelling issues that need to be talked about, and I look forward to continuing the conversation when I’m elected President.

[massive applause from Centrist Democrats]

by Anonymousreply 30703/14/2019

At home with the family.

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by Anonymousreply 30803/14/2019

I love people who think he's too "ugly" or his partner is.....have you seen what our current president looks like? At least Pete doesn't bathe in bronzer like Forrest trump

by Anonymousreply 30903/14/2019

R309 Republican trolls jack off to Trump's disgusting, fat body every night. Trump sitting on their face is their fantasy.

by Anonymousreply 31003/14/2019

They’re adorable at R308. Anyone mocking them is either self-loathing or enormously damaged.

by Anonymousreply 31103/14/2019

The people making fun of his looks are the gay male equivalent of straight men who judge women politicians (or just women in general) on how “fuckable” they are.

Very Trumpian. Very deplorable.

by Anonymousreply 31203/14/2019

He studied foreign policy as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford. He was good in the Weeds interview from South by Southwest.

by Anonymousreply 31303/14/2019

If you don't like his last name, or are a simpleton, just call him Mayor Pete.

by Anonymousreply 31403/14/2019

[quote]I just received a text saying that Pete has raised $600,000 from over 22,200 donations. That's 85% of the goal required to be invited to the DNC debate! Go Pete!

I'm confused, I thought he had to receive 65,000 individual donations in order to be invited to the DNC debates. Or is it the total dollar value that matters? Can someone clarify? And, do repeat donations count? I donated $5. I might throw him a few more if it will make a difference.

by Anonymousreply 31503/14/2019

He needs 65,000 individual donations. He has reached 85% of that goal.

by Anonymousreply 31603/14/2019

So, I'll admit that math isn't my strong suit (thanks, Liberal Arts!), but.... 22,200 / 65,000 = 34.15% How does THAT translate to being 85% of the way to the number of required individual donations. Wouldn't 85% of the way there = 55,250 donations? What am I missing here?

by Anonymousreply 31703/14/2019

He needs 65K DONORS.

You are confusing cash with people numbers.

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by Anonymousreply 31803/14/2019

He describes himself as a millennial mayor though, R299.

by Anonymousreply 31903/14/2019

R304 the deplorables LIKED the name trump.

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by Anonymousreply 32103/14/2019

[quote]He needs 65K DONORS. You are confusing cash with people numbers.

Except I'm not. I understand it's individual donors. But, the post from R282 stated that he'd received over 22,200 donations and was therefor 85% toward the goal of 65,000 donations. Clearly, the 22,200 number wasn't accurate or was representative of something else.

Anyway, moving on, it's AWESOME that he's this close. I really think it will only take one more effective media appearance to get him over the line. Go, Mayor Pete, go!

by Anonymousreply 32203/14/2019

[quote]OK, he’s close, but probably really a Gen X.

1982? No, he's a millennial R299. There's no, "probably really" there. It's okay to be wrong.

by Anonymousreply 32303/15/2019

R315/R317/R322, you're fixating on post R282, but did you read R294? Buttigieg is over 55K donors now, and 55/65 = 85%.

The Democratic National Committee requires presidential candidates to reach 1 percent in three national polls and to have 65,000 individual campaign contributions. There also must be at least 200 donations each in 20 states.

by Anonymousreply 32403/15/2019

Pete gets an apology from the Starbucks' billionaire.

'I don't recall seeing any Starbucks over there': Buttigieg pushes back after Schultz's military claim

The former Starbucks CEO said he spent more time with the military than any candidate. Pete Buttigieg, a Navy Reserve veteran, tweeted his response.

by Anonymousreply 32503/15/2019

I do love how the MSM is attacking Beto but not Pete. They can't attack 1) women 2) blacks 3) Hispanics 4) Chinese and we are now a protected class! 5) rich gay white guys!

by Anonymousreply 32603/15/2019

The MSM is attacking Beto because they're figuring out that outside of TX he doesn't have that much to offer besides bromides. Here's an especially pointed take-down.

The time for Democrats to avoid the realities and aim for lofty ideals is over. Make the ideals serve the facts and needs, and most of all, keep the discourse focused on the realities.

The Profound Emptiness of Beto O’Rourke

What his months-long tease about a presidential run tells us about his candidacy and character

by Anonymousreply 32703/15/2019

[quote]rich gay white guys!

You think being in the military and being mayor of South Bend Indiana makes one RICH?

Begone, troll.

by Anonymousreply 32803/15/2019

R327 - Yup. 100% agreed. I'm over the Beto idolizing and of his empty platitudes. It's becoming a cult of personality. I know you could say the same thing about any major campaign -- Bernie for example. But, Bernie at least has specific policy initiatives and platforms.

Any updates on Mayor Pete's campaign? When does he need to meet the 65k donor threshold by?

by Anonymousreply 32903/15/2019

Watching Beto's ad just pointed out how empty that sort of thing is, especially after Mayor Pete was so specific and honest during his Town Hall.

by Anonymousreply 33003/15/2019

NYT's Annie Karni:

In an unrelated interview just now with me and @katierogers, we asked @PeteButtigieg if he, too, was "born to do this," a la Beto. "I think I was born to make myself useful," he said. "We're all trying to figure out how to do it."

by Anonymousreply 33103/15/2019

I feel that Pete is more of an Obama-style candidate than Beto. To be honest, Beto give John Edwards vibes.

by Anonymousreply 33203/15/2019

r331 If he were part of the ball culture, he would be in the House of Clapback for sure. Such delicious bitchy shade. Makes me wonder how vicious he gets about people when he's alone with his husband.

And the best part is, those retorts come across as wise!

by Anonymousreply 33303/15/2019

R328 Pete's the son of two college professors. Yeah, a poor, underprivileged family.

by Anonymousreply 33403/15/2019

r334, still not rich. Nobody said he was poor.

Gad, you're an asshole.


by Anonymousreply 33503/15/2019

R335 Tell that to Elizabeth Warren who grew up in a tincan.

by Anonymousreply 33603/15/2019

First misstep.

Pete Buttigieg Is Not a RuPaul's Drag Race Fan
by Anonymousreply 33703/15/2019

R337 how ? Good for him that shit is shit!

by Anonymousreply 33803/15/2019

r338 That shit is an integral part of our shared gay culture. However, the headline makes it seem more dramatic than it really is. It's not that he isn't a fan in the sense that he hates the show, but rather that he just hasn't seen that many episodes and then implies that his husband has. He's so fucking gracious, I'm falling for him more and more.

by Anonymousreply 33903/15/2019

[quote]I do love how the MSM is attacking Beto but not Pete.

Pete is well-grounded, a reasonable candidate, and has a solid set of accomplishments. Beto is riding a moonbeam to another planet.

by Anonymousreply 34003/15/2019

How can you not attack that "I was born for this" bullshit in 2019?

by Anonymousreply 34103/15/2019

R339 no it’s not fucking mary!

by Anonymousreply 34203/15/2019

r342 Yes it is, fucking Mary!

by Anonymousreply 34303/15/2019

He is staying pretty much on script which is good in the "gothca" media of today but cant wait to see him on the stump against others, i.e. debates (so please donate to get him even that far)

by Anonymousreply 34403/15/2019

We are confident that if the nation can learn to pronounce O-ba-ma, they can learn to say Booty - gig as well.

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by Anonymousreply 34603/15/2019

People in Ira Madison's replies are donating left and right, after he said he had done the same, so that's nice.

[quote]I know we have the tendency to nitpick our identities, particularly when wondering what’s gonna knock that morally bankrupt racist out of the White House. The field is crowded and I’m looking forward to hearing Democratic candidates debate.

[quote]Having listened to him speak on issues important to this country, I think @PeteButtigieg deserves the chance to be among everyone else we’ve already decided is a frontrunner. I’ve donated to ensure that happens I hope you will too!

[quote]I don’t know who I’ll ultimately vote for in the primaries, but I do know I don’t want a great candidate out of the running before he’s even started.

Ira Madison III on Twitter

“Having listened to him speak on issues important to this country, I think @PeteButtigieg deserves the chance to be among everyone else we’ve already decided is a frontrunner. I’ve donated to ensure that happens I hope you will too!”

by Anonymousreply 34703/15/2019

r347, EXACTLY!

by Anonymousreply 34803/15/2019

Won't Beto and Buttigieg cancel each other out? It seems like a danger to me.

by Anonymousreply 34903/15/2019

No, Beto shot his wad last year. Wasted it on Cruz.

by Anonymousreply 35003/15/2019

Beto and Buttigieg together would be amazing.

by Anonymousreply 35103/15/2019

I don't think Pete would play that

by Anonymousreply 35203/15/2019

I like them both but that's a bit too much whiteness and maleness for one ticket, especially these days.

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by Anonymousreply 35403/15/2019

More like Buttigieg/Harris.

by Anonymousreply 35503/15/2019

More like neither!

by Anonymousreply 35603/15/2019

Hey, r239, my mother knew early in 1968 that Nixon would win. She said that Americans would never elect as President a man named "Hubert." Names matter.

As for "Barack Hussein Obama," the candidate's charisma overcame the moniker handicap. Charisma will always prevail, if it's in the mix.

Currently, Beto has it.

by Anonymousreply 35703/15/2019

"I do love how the MSM is attacking Beto but not Pete. They can't attack 1) women 2) blacks 3) Hispanics 4) Chinese and we are now a protected class! 5) rich gay white guys!"

Except people belonging to all those groups get dumped on all the time. Nice try, troll.

"I like them both but that's a bit too much whiteness and maleness for one ticket, especially these days."

Yeah, because white men can never succeed in the political world! All the Senators and Governors are black women! Oh, wait......

by Anonymousreply 35803/15/2019

r357 Sorry, but no. No candidate in the modern era lost because of their name alone. It's a myth ignorant people use because they're unable to grasp the real causes behind the defeat. This is so infantile, we shouldn't waste another word on it. Again, someone named Donald Trump (of the Drumpf lineage) is currently in the White House. Ad acta.

r358 Stop being triggered so easily, brush up on your reading comprehension, and notice the "ticket" part. I have no problem with any of the white guys running, just not on the ticket [italic]together.[/italic] Who the fuck would that motivate to vote, exactly?

by Anonymousreply 35903/15/2019

he is CUTE!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 36003/15/2019

r359, you sound "triggered" given the nastiness of your post. You think two white guys wouldn't motivate people to vote - I guess Bill Clinton and Al Gore were black women!

by Anonymousreply 36103/15/2019

R359 ummmm ,people that actually listen to the message rather cast identity politics agendas onto any given candidate

by Anonymousreply 36203/15/2019

r360 Isn't he just? I like him in this photo the most.

r391 It's 2019, not the '90s, sweetheart.

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[quote]identity politics agendas

Clocked the racist. That didn't take long.

by Anonymousreply 36403/15/2019

"It's 2019, not the '90s, sweetheart."

Most politicians are still white men, sweetheart. Or are you living in some alternate universe where the Senate is made up of only black women?

by Anonymousreply 36503/15/2019

R364 fool and troll

by Anonymousreply 36603/15/2019

[quote]That shit is an integral part of our shared gay culture.

Do you expect all straight guys to watch football? I'm gay and I have nothing against drag but I have no more interest in watching it than I do football. Are you going to insist that we all be Barbra Streisand or Lady Gaga fans too?

by Anonymousreply 36703/15/2019

No, but definitely Judy.

by Anonymousreply 36803/15/2019

[quote]That shit is an integral part of our shared gay culture.

It says something that he knows this and didn't lie. I like that.

[quote]This is so infantile, we shouldn't waste another word on it.

Unfortunately there are quite a few people on this thread who have made fun of his name. While Datalounge isn't the world, you can fully expect this to be happening nationwide. You are right, however, I doubt it would sway many people away from voting for him if he were the candidate.

I always thought Trump had a real chance at getting elected. I thought the same for Obama as well. The only issue Peter will have is: while America has said it's okay for a biracial (black) man to be President, I still have a hard time believing that the GOP won't find ways to attack him and play on the homophobic fears of the mid-western state's voters.

And yes, I love that photo at R363!

by Anonymousreply 36903/16/2019

He has bad taste in bottoms

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I find Beto off-putting. Messianic comes to mind. He seems addicted to the adrenaline rush of the adulation and roar of the crowd. Like Trump. He’s also very hyper. Like Trump. Which makes it difficult for me to listen to him. And what I have heard has not impressed me. Tell me why you are qualified to be president. Pete can do that and expound on issues that are important to him and also articulate what his first priorities would be as president. He has a calm, measured, and reassuring manner that we sorely need after the buffoonish histrionics of Trump. Not unlike Obama. He’s impressive. And if the MSM will give him the same level of attention as Beto then I think more people will start to consider him as a viable and wholly qualified candidate. We need smarts, heart, and a serious approach to solving our problems. He has all of that and more. BTW, I’m female and straight and think it’s time for a president who can bring us together, restore out faith in government, mitigate some of the damage done to our democratic norms, and who just happens to be gay.

by Anonymousreply 37103/16/2019

Thumbs up from Eichner.

billy eichner on Twitter

“Guys, @PeteButtigieg is the real deal. Refreshingly honest, intelligent, no crazy ego driven bullshit, with the unique ability to speak authentically to many different types of people all over the country. We need him in the debates! Please donate and RT:”

by Anonymousreply 37203/16/2019

[quote]They can't attack 1) women 2) blacks 3) Hispanics 4) Chinese and we are now a protected class! 5) rich gay white guys!

Wow, next level trolling. Why are you conflating wealth with Pete Buttigieg/all gay white men? He is not from a privileged background nor does he have a large amount of wealth; he’s spent his adult life in the military and then in public service. He’s not exactly raking in the cash, so it’s a very weird leap to make.

Buttigieg is not unlike most gay white men, who contrary to the popular image shallow people associate with us, are not all status obsessed and materialistic. Might want ti broaden your horizons a bit, troll.

by Anonymousreply 37303/16/2019

Pete goes into the Lion's Den: he will be interviewed by Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday this weekend.

by Anonymousreply 37403/16/2019

Beto is an empty suit. Pete is the real thing though.

by Anonymousreply 37503/16/2019

Then I guess I will be watching Faux News for the first time in years.

The more I see Mayor Pete, the more I like him. He’s not a lightweight like Beto. And I hate to admit Trump is right about anything, but after I saw Trumps comments about Beto’s excessive hand gestures, I watched video of Beto at some campaign event. Trump’s not kidding. Beto needs to stop that right away. Very easily fixed with a bit of concentration.

Here’s Pete’s response to the NZ shooting. He hits just the right tone in his statement. Sounds like Obama Part II, but I have a feeling he’s tougher. He says growing up gay in the Midwest toughened him up, which makes sense. And he met his 65,000 goal.

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He just got enough signatures to permit him to participate in the first debate. YES!

"Thanks to you, we hit the @TheDemocrats 65,000 donor goal in order to be invited to the first debate. But we are going to need to raise a lot more money to compete."

by Anonymousreply 37703/16/2019

I'd totally vote for Pete before Beto.

by Anonymousreply 37803/16/2019

There were a lot of comments in his tweet at R376 saying they were impressed by him, and donating. I’m glad to see him getting attention.

Anything is possible. Who thought a governor from Arkansas could do two terms as President?

by Anonymousreply 37903/16/2019

MorningJoe was saying that Beto lacks substance.

by Anonymousreply 38003/16/2019

r376 No, there needs to be more gesticulation in American politics; it's refreshing and a sign of virility. Just look at how impotent and low-energy Trump looks using those three learned gestures.

I know it was inevitable and some trash talk is unavoidable but I still wish each DL thread about a certain candidate focused more on that person and less on attacking other Dem candidates. You're just going to poison the atmosphere, even before the first debates.

by Anonymousreply 38103/16/2019

GREAT post r381 — I think you should just keep posting your thoughts here, and it will organically happen.

I am bombing SM with Pete. He’s gaining momentum, just like I knew he would. He’s the dark horse candidate, I’m telling you, if we have just a little bit of luck, he will EXPLODE as a candidate.

Him being on Chris Wallace is brilliant, Chris is the only actual journalist on that station. If you support Pete, we are at a critical stage where he needs as much exposure as possible, please put him out there on your SM, you can help him take this campaign to the next level.

by Anonymousreply 38203/16/2019

Is Billy Eichner very tall or is Pete very short?

by Anonymousreply 38303/16/2019

R383 Yes.

by Anonymousreply 38403/16/2019

FFS, r220. Stop talking full stop. Your banal generalizations about entire blocks of voters and how they choose a candidate is tired and also full of shit. Straight, female, 68 years old and I would vote for Pete over Beto in a New York minute. Which is also where I happen to live. He’s an out gay man and that gives him the freedom to be authentic and honest with voters because he is being true to himself and thus living an authentic and honest life. Something very few politicians manage to do or can afford to do. So he’s already ahead in my eyes.

by Anonymousreply 38503/16/2019

R220, r385 is correct, sorry not sorry! You sound ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 38603/16/2019

No one voted for a black candidate or Trump either. Until they did and they won. People in general tend to think something that hasn't yet happened is impossible and can never happen.

by Anonymousreply 38703/16/2019

Yeah, I think we're a month or so out from there being a realization that Pete represents our best chance of winning and governing.

by Anonymousreply 38803/16/2019

R388 he gives me the same chills as Obama did without the "cult of personality' vibe I sometimes got from Barak.

by Anonymousreply 38903/16/2019

R389, he reminds me of Jimmy Carter talking at the next table at the Willard College cafeteria back in 1976.

by Anonymousreply 39003/16/2019

One good thing about Pete is that he should be able to get a lot of votes in the Midwest. Also, for a gay man, he is very conventional and relatable. Cute but not movie star handsome, married to an average looking guy. He’s not a matinee idol, but he does have substance and he served in the military which is a big plus when running against draft-dodging Trump. He checks all the boxes.

And I can see his husband making a good First Gentleman and being involved with non-controversial issues like veteran’s care or education. He seems relatable too. The kind of guy rednecks would be determined to hate, but they come away liking him.

Bill Clinton would have enjoyed being the first one and I would have enjoyed watching him, but I can totally see this guy stuck in a room with a bunch of politicians’ wives talking about First Lady issues.

They both seem like the type to just knock all the hot air and pretentiousness out of the room with their down-to-earth style. Kind of the anti-Trump and the anti-First Whore.

by Anonymousreply 39103/16/2019

R363: Damn! I want him looking just like that to strip me, spank me over his knee, and order me to service him. God yes!

R375: You don't have to watch Fox Nazi News. The Sunday show is the one show they simulcast on the over-the-air Fox stations. Just check your local listings.

by Anonymousreply 39203/16/2019

this would basically be a litmus test for the true American psyche as Pete represents most of the values traditionalists cherish , whether they realize that or not, but he is also enough of a visionary to inspire young people. I mean if WE reject all of that , then we get what we deserve and aren't who we think we are!

by Anonymousreply 39303/16/2019

Harris/Buttigieg could be the winning ticket.

It would be fun to see him debate Pence.

by Anonymousreply 39403/16/2019

Pete could mercilessly attack Trump while he is debating Pence.

by Anonymousreply 39503/16/2019

I think it may turn out that Harris is not as prepared as she comes across. Same with Beto. But they can work their way up and we’ll see.

Both are good looking and have a lot of charisma. But after Trump, the next President is going to have to sweep up after the elephants. A low key guy like Pete B. might be able to say the ugly truths without being nasty about it and alienating disillusioned Trumpsters and people that crossed over for Trump, who are looking around for a candidate after the Mueller report comes out.

Read his letter to his community after the NZ massacre. Done masterfully, it says what he needs to say without being bitchy or angry. That’s the tone the next President needs to set. “I hate Trump” feels good now, but for the election and afterwards, a more positive message is going to be necessary because we are going to go through some hell.

Trump is leaving us with ruinous debt and somebody nice is going to have to give out the draconian cuts to the budget. It better be someone that has some kindness and mercy to him.

by Anonymousreply 39603/16/2019

[quote]draconian cuts to the budget

Or return taxes back to the normal level. I mean, what can you cut in the budget, besides ICE and the military, which are both no-brainers?

by Anonymousreply 39703/16/2019

Trump is trying to cut social services. That’s a huge chunk if you don’t give a shit what happens to people.

by Anonymousreply 39803/16/2019

Buttigieg is better suited to the VP role.

by Anonymousreply 39903/16/2019

People said that about Obama too, r399.

by Anonymousreply 40003/16/2019

I want his campaign to gain more and more traction. People who didn't know who he was one month ago are slowly starting to talk about him a little. This needs to get bigger.

by Anonymousreply 40103/16/2019

Obama happened to be running against a weak primary candidate.

by Anonymousreply 40203/16/2019

Are you really comparing Obama's campaign to Pete's r399?

One was a senator, one is a mayor of a city no one has heard of. If Buttigieg was the Senator from Indiana his campaign would be looking completely differently.

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by Anonymousreply 40403/16/2019

And Trump is a slimeball, piece of shit host of a reality TV show with no experience at all, so Buttigieg is already 1,000,000 times more qualified.

by Anonymousreply 40503/16/2019

This guy is very compelling. I often have time for Elizabeth Warren, she's always worth a listen, but right now Mayor Pete is stealing the show. Buttigieg and Klobacher are the people getting my attention.

by Anonymousreply 40603/16/2019

How come people say “no one has ever heard of South Bend”?

Do people really not know that’s where Notre Dame is?

by Anonymousreply 40703/16/2019

The uneducated, low IQ trolls on this thread don't even know what a Notre Dame is, R407. They think it's a cartoon where a hunchback lives.

by Anonymousreply 40803/16/2019

You are delusional if you think most people could tell you which city Notre Dame is located in r407.

r408 seems triggered.

by Anonymousreply 40903/16/2019

R406 I think E Warren serves better in the Senate or a cabinet position

by Anonymousreply 41003/16/2019

R409, not at all. But maybe you are if you felt that my comment was directed towards you...

by Anonymousreply 41103/16/2019

[quote][R406] I think E Warren serves better in the Senate or a cabinet position

E Warren has Cabinet written all over her. She sure as fuck isn’t going to be President.

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by Anonymousreply 41303/16/2019

Pete wont play that R413

by Anonymousreply 41403/16/2019

Why not R414?

by Anonymousreply 41503/16/2019

it would kill his future as she would be NUTS in the White House

by Anonymousreply 41603/16/2019

Andrew Yang is the freight train no one sees coming. Get onboard or step aside.

by Anonymousreply 41703/16/2019

[quote]it would kill his future as she would be NUTS in the White House

Good thing this is only a concern for Democrats!

by Anonymousreply 41803/16/2019

Rhea Butcher a bit more forceful on Twitter than others.

[quote]Mayor Pete is ten thousand times more progressive than Beto. It’s too early to be all in on anyone but this guy deserves to be on the debate stage for sure. He needs 65k donations to get there

rhea butcher on Twitter

“Mayor Pete is ten thousand times more progressive than Beto. It’s too early to be all in on anyone but this guy deserves to be on the debate stage for sure. He needs 65k donations to get there:”

by Anonymousreply 41903/16/2019

I'm 95% sure Biden wins (then picks a female vp) but Imma work like hell to elect Buttigieg anyways

by Anonymousreply 42003/16/2019

r420 Exactly my thinking. And intention.

by Anonymousreply 42103/16/2019

Smart guy.

Anand Giridharadas on Twitter

“A true story about @PeteButtigieg.”

by Anonymousreply 42203/16/2019

Is he just going to be referred to as “Mayor Pete”?

by Anonymousreply 42303/16/2019

r422 Jesus Christ, that's amazing.

by Anonymousreply 42403/16/2019

I had no idea that he can communicate in 7 languages, that is genuinely quite impressive.

"Mayor Pete" was the moniker he used a lot in Indiana r423, it isn't like it is a secret that his last name takes people through a loop.

by Anonymousreply 42503/16/2019

[quote]That shit is an integral part of our shared gay culture

I'm as gay as gay can be. And the whole drag thing holds zero interest to me. I'm not a fan of "Drag Race". I do like Ru Paul as a person. I liked her big hit song. But I'm with Pete on this one. "Drag" and "Drag Race" the show have zero impact on my life, not a fan, have no interest in it, and … generally have to even be reminded that these things exist anymore.

by Anonymousreply 42603/16/2019

Mayor Pete stans: the Trump trolls are overrunning the Beto threads but leaving Mayor Pete alone. I fear they don't consider him to be a threat.

by Anonymousreply 42703/16/2019

Two hot mayors

Eric Garcetti on Twitter

“Always happy to see my friend and fellow mayor @PeteButtigieg. He dropped by for a good talk the other day. #MayorsGetThingsDone”

by Anonymousreply 42803/16/2019

r426 I understand and that's perfectly fine but it's still a part of gay culture and a uniting and empowering element for many, especially for those gays abroad in less accepting countries who sometimes even have to watch the show in secret. It's always important to be mindful of that aspect and just in general mindful of the fact that there are gays outside of the US.

by Anonymousreply 42903/16/2019

Many of the gay guys I know in real life don't watch drag race, the only thing that unites gay guys is our like of dick.

Anyway, it's a pointless aside cause all he said about it was that he has only seen a couple episodes and you would have to ask his husband about it.

by Anonymousreply 43003/16/2019

OP, does he still have that goofy name?

by Anonymousreply 43103/16/2019

More on the first hurdle:

Seven languages, wow.

Buttigieg says campaign gained enough donors to be on debate stage

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) said Saturday that his campaign raised enough individual donors to guarantee a spot at the first Democratic Party debate of the 2020 cycle.

by Anonymousreply 43203/16/2019

I love Pete! When is his next town hall?

by Anonymousreply 43303/16/2019

[quote] "Mayor Pete" was the moniker he used a lot in Indiana.

So if he becomes President will we call him “President Pete”?

by Anonymousreply 43403/16/2019

No, Mr. President. Or the President.

Or just Budah-jedge.

It ain't brain science.

by Anonymousreply 43503/16/2019

R429 just because you femmy crossdressers like watching that shit does not mean other gay men do as well!!there are better things to unite gay men that a show about untalented catty drag queens!

by Anonymousreply 43603/17/2019

Some - particularly the less-travelled folk - are never going to wrap their heads around his name, are they?

r430 Your personal company is not representative of the society at large. And if you think the like of dick is the only thing that unites us, why are you here on DL? Anyway, I already explained why that headline was overblown and that no one actually has a problem with what he said (certainly not Drag Race fans), so there's no need to keep dredging it up as you just come across like a clingy bottom. Not a good lewk.

by Anonymousreply 43703/17/2019

It seems like he went from no one knowing who he is to so many people being intrigued by him and his accomplishments. I’m excited for him. Imagine having a president once again who is intellectually curious and an accomplished scholar? Who speaks seven languages including Arabic and Dari! A vet who has served in Afghanistan. Someone who has respect for the past but is also a visionary and has actual experience governing. Nothing wrong with being mayor of a small town. A person who is able to genuinely connect with people who are hurting, scared, and unsure of the future. A kind, empathetic, and compassionate human being who can bring back respect and dignity to the office of president of the united states. A president we can all be proud of regardless of political affiliation, ideology or tribalism. And happens to be an out gay man. I want to live in that America. I do believe I done drunk the Koolaid.

by Anonymousreply 43803/17/2019

ANYONE ON EAST COAST WATCHING MAYOR PETE ON FOX (not Fox News, the regular Fox network channel) RIGHT NOW???

by Anonymousreply 43903/17/2019

I’m all for him

by Anonymousreply 44003/17/2019

Is he killing it on Fox right now?!

by Anonymousreply 44103/17/2019

Yes, R441! I haven't been this hard in a looong time.

by Anonymousreply 44203/17/2019

It's crazy how hot AF he gets once he gets talking. That sly CONFIDENCE! That genius! I need him to fuck me.

by Anonymousreply 44303/17/2019

What's going on on Fox?

by Anonymousreply 44403/17/2019

what's happening?

by Anonymousreply 44503/17/2019

Haha I think Chris Wallace was hard too.

- "In 2054, when I'll be the same age as the current President..."

- "I have more political experience than the current President and more executive experience than the current Vice President.."

Man, can he throw shade!

by Anonymousreply 44603/17/2019

I think mayor Pete almost broke the Fox network. The online channel was bugging out because of the intense network load. He's going to be a superstar.

by Anonymousreply 44703/17/2019

YAY! Petie!

by Anonymousreply 44803/17/2019

Thanks for the heads up, r439. I missed the interview with Mayor Pete but started taping the show in hopes it will start from the beginning on DVR. Hope he did well.

by Anonymousreply 44903/17/2019

I shot my load listening to him speak this morning.

by Anonymousreply 45003/17/2019

Honestly why are we all so fucking hard for him? Lmfao I love this

by Anonymousreply 45103/17/2019

Goddamn -- his book is out and the reviews are in: "Best political autobiography since Barack Obama." GodDAMN.

Shortest Way Home review: Pete Buttigieg as president in waiting

The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana has written the best political autobiography since Barack Obama

by Anonymousreply 45203/17/2019

Excerpt from the book, describing his gay love (saccharine, but doesn't shy away from it):

“I felt the slight brushing of his hand coming closer to mine,” he writes, “and I took hold of it. Nothing in my life, from shaking hands with a president to experiencing my first rocket attack, matched the thrill of holding Chasten’s hand for the first time. I was electrified. We got back to the car just as the post-game fireworks began, and as the explosions and lit colors unfolded over us, he went in for a kiss … It only took a few weeks for me to acknowledge the obvious: I was in love.”

by Anonymousreply 45303/17/2019

Well, anatomically speaking, I can’t get hard but he’s doing a bang up job of stimulating the area between my ears. Does that count?

by Anonymousreply 45403/17/2019

Mayor Pete hitting all the right notes. This is how Beto’s campaign was supposed to be going. Damn, reality can be so cruel.

by Anonymousreply 45503/17/2019

Is he a top or bottom?

by Anonymousreply 45603/17/2019

Harvard + Oxford First + Thoroughly Decent Human Being. JFC, please do this America, and truly make yourselves great again.

by Anonymousreply 45703/17/2019

That is one of the sweetest things I've ever read, R453. Not saccharine at all; it's just an honest recounting of love. It reminds me of the freshness of JFK and Jackie, but the twist is that it's now Pete and Chasten. I can only imagine the happiness of witnessing Pete being sworn...with his *husband* at his side. That day would be enough (for me) to remove the dark cloud of the Trump administration.

by Anonymousreply 45803/17/2019

He's 2020's Martin O'Malley.

by Anonymousreply 45903/17/2019

Does he even know a soul in DC?

That was Carter's problem, he knew no one.

by Anonymousreply 46003/17/2019

R459: How so? O'Malley was the left alternative to Rodham Clinton until Sanders stole his thunder. If anything, O'Rourke is the O'Malley of 2020. Buttigieg is stealing his thunder in many ways.

by Anonymousreply 46103/17/2019

If Pete were married to a female spouse (and ideally with a couple of tiny kids) he'd be being called the new JFK right now, with the way he's exploding. Tragedy for our country that the gay thing may stop that.

by Anonymousreply 46203/17/2019

R460, trump doesn’t either

by Anonymousreply 46303/17/2019

What strikes me is that his partner took his name

by Anonymousreply 46403/17/2019

Buttigieg on Fox with Chris Wallace

Can South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg break out of a crowded field of Democratic presidential hopefuls?

2020 Sunday Sit-down: 37-year-old Mayor Pete Buttigieg on his core message and the key issues.

by Anonymousreply 46503/17/2019

Now he claims he speaks 7 languages. Damn, Melania only speaks 5!

So what languages does he speak and how did he learn them? I ask that as a translator myself who had to live in France for 30 years to become fluent. Never, ever met anybody who is fluent in a language without either 1) living in the country of the language before the age of 10 or 2) living 30 years in the country of the language... and most people still aren't fluent even after that.

by Anonymousreply 46603/17/2019

I doubt he’s fluent, but probably has conversational skills in several languages.

by Anonymousreply 46703/17/2019

Well, he's clearly a fucking genius R466, so that helps.

by Anonymousreply 46803/17/2019

My brother speaks 6 and has only lived in Cleveland , Kansas City and Madison and is a Spanish professor. R466.. In fact he only speaks Spanish to his children (he married Peruvian)

by Anonymousreply 46903/17/2019

Never liked Obama all that much -- he's calculating and fake, aligned with the establishment. Obviously Pete is extremely ambitious but as far as sincerely governing for the good of all, he's the real deal (as much as one can be).

by Anonymousreply 47003/17/2019

Pete will be president in 2020 or 2028. Count on it.

by Anonymousreply 47103/17/2019

Pete seems the type that can let us down gently from all this mess, not create whiplash like others are promoting!

by Anonymousreply 47203/17/2019

He's a policy wonk. There isn't a major area of government that he hasn't mastered. And because he's run a medium city, he knows how to make deals and get tings done. He ticks all the right boxes. Universal healthcare, increase marginal tax rates, climate change. He also has the gift of explaining complicated issues in a way that stupid people (like the 12-year-olds here who think making fun of someone's name is still funny) can understand.

by Anonymousreply 47303/17/2019

I'm very impressed after watching his Fox news interview this morning. It's the first time I've heard him speak. He comes across as smarter and more aware of the issues than even Obama and Hillary.

I'm curious to see how he does at rallies in front of a crowd. He needs to be able to energize people. I guess if Bernie can do it, then so can Pete.

He needs to get a top-notch campaign manager/social media/communications team behind him. If he gets the right team, then he could win this damn thing.

by Anonymousreply 47403/17/2019

This link works.

Can South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg break out of a crowded field of Democratic presidential hopefuls

2020 Sunday Sit-down: 37-year-old Mayor Pete Buttigieg on his core message and the key issues.

by Anonymousreply 47503/17/2019

Damn! Wallace trying to put up roadblocks throughout and he aced all of 'em.

by Anonymousreply 47603/17/2019

[quote]If Pete were married to a female spouse (and ideally with a couple of tiny kids) he'd be being called the new JFK right now, with the way he's exploding. Tragedy for our country that the gay thing may stop that.

Umm ... JFK had more experience than being a mayor of a medium-sized city.

by Anonymousreply 47703/17/2019

R477 South Bend is the 301st largest city in the US!

by Anonymousreply 47803/17/2019

He's so smart and articulate and knowledgeable. And his policies are thought out and realistic. Linking Climate Change to Economic Growth = Genius

To be fair, Chris Wallace also did a pretty good job. IMO, this was a great interview to have been aired across the Fox network.

by Anonymousreply 47903/17/2019

Of his seven languages he knows English as a native and Maltese as his father's first language; Arabic (which is related to Maltese) and Dari from his time in the military in the ME/Central Asia; and French, Italian, and Spanish presumably from school or picking them up for his studies/work. He claims to be at least conversational in all seven; I suspect there are some he'd need more practice in before he's fluent.

by Anonymousreply 48003/17/2019

Didn't he also learn Norwegian?

by Anonymousreply 48103/17/2019

Seven languages? Show-off!

I Speak Six Languages

Lili Thomas as Marcy Park in Playhouse on the Square's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee August-September 2009.

by Anonymousreply 48203/17/2019

I think Chris Wallace asking some tough questions really worked for Mayor Pete, because it enabled him to shine in answering all of them so well. He seems really well prepared, but in a way that the knowledge seems to have come naturally to him and isn't struggled for.

by Anonymousreply 48303/17/2019

He learned Norwegian deliberately to read the works of a Norwegian author who hadn't been translated into English.

by Anonymousreply 48403/17/2019

R480 oh he's fluent in 'em, no doubt. He launched into conversation with a Norwegian politician, shocking her -- a language he self-taught.

by Anonymousreply 48503/17/2019

The Guardian has falled in love quickly. First the gushing review of his book, now an article on his Fox appearance.

Pete Buttigieg to Fox: 'Ideological spectrum has never been less relevant'

If successful, Democrat would become the first openly gay president and the youngest president in history

by Anonymousreply 48603/17/2019

"A vet who has served in Afghanistan."

Wait, you mean he didn't have bone spurs?!

by Anonymousreply 48703/17/2019

This is a man who disproves all the crap of those who supported a ban on gays in the military.


And thank you for you service, Pete.

We fought hard for you to serve.

by Anonymousreply 48803/17/2019

Naval Intelligence to boot, r487. The Intel community would LOVE him after dealing with the subversive and traitorous Clown Prince.

by Anonymousreply 48903/17/2019

Yes, r489, I can see him as the Democrat who wrangles a lot of impressive military-related endorsements from the Republicans.

by Anonymousreply 49003/17/2019

I can’t see the Republicans loving him, r490. Or endorsing him. Unless it were someone like McCain but he’s dayd. Although, someone should really remind the Idiota in Chief of that fact. Were you thinking along the lines of several of “his generals” who were booted out for knowing too much? About Jared and his shady relationships with some of the worst hombres in the world? You might be right.

by Anonymousreply 49103/17/2019

[quote]The Guardian has falled in love quickly.

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 49203/17/2019

Yes, r491. I'm suggesting that famous military figures, particularly high-ranking officers, are a distinct group in politics when compared to the general population. The unique moment when men like Mattis, McRaven, and McMaster oppose Trump means that Buttigieg can capture their public support in a way that other candidates perhaps cannot.

by Anonymousreply 49303/17/2019

Excuse the typo, R492. Mea culpa.


by Anonymousreply 49403/17/2019

I could definitely see Brennan supporting him, r493. And Comey. But his endorsement might not be such a good thing.

by Anonymousreply 49503/17/2019

Damn. I don't think I've ever seen DL fall so hard for someone. I'm fairly new around here was there this much enthusiasm for Obama in 2007?

by Anonymousreply 49603/17/2019

It's pretty wild that at the same time, the field will have someone younger than Gen X, and two people older than Baby Boomers.

by Anonymousreply 49703/17/2019

R496 it’s delusion

by Anonymousreply 49803/17/2019

We need hope, r496. I was all in for Hillary in 2008. Couldn’t stand Obama. The zeal for him among the young seemed cultish, almost messianic. I didn’t know jack about him and didn’t really care to learn more. I thought Hillary was qualified and would make a great president. The fact that she was a woman really wasn’t a factor in my thinking. I was devastated and angry when she lost the nomination. I didn’t vote for him. I’m not proud that I didn’t vote in that election. 2016 was different. Something changed in my perception of her as a candidate and as a person. Then Bernie threw his hat in the ring and for the first time in my lifetime a politician identified as a Democratic Socialist. Hallelujah. So I voted for my man in the primary. And, yes, I held my nose and voted for her in the general. But something about this seems different. Apart from the fact that he is out and gay. I want to hear more from him and will wait for the other shoe to drop. I’m guessing that there are plenty of people out there who are trying to dig up the dirt right this minute. Funny thing is, I don’t think they will find much. If anything. And that gives me HOPE.

by Anonymousreply 49903/17/2019

R499, if you didn't have to hold your nose for a sexist, casually racist fraud like Bernie, but DID have to hold your nose for Hillary... you're a fucking moron. What the FUCK is wrong with you?

Bernie Sanders is an intellectually dishonest empty suit, a fraud that promises shit he has no clue how to deliver (as exposed in his disastrous NYDN interview back in 2016), a childish egotistical sore loser, who has accomplished exactly nothing in his 30+ years, and has TONS of problematic votes and statements … baggage that would have taken anyone else down.

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton was provably the most truthful, trustworthy, transparent, qualified, experienced, hard-working, knowledgeable, and capable candidate to run for President in our lifetimes.

Seriously, what the ever-loving FUCK is wrong with you?

I will NEVER understand Bernie-love or Hillary-hate... it must just be rooted in willful ignorance, sexism, and racism. Nothing else makes any sense at all. He's a fucking LOSER. She would have made an utterly fantastic President we could have all been proud of.

by Anonymousreply 50003/17/2019

He’s so nerdy cute.

by Anonymousreply 50103/17/2019

Amen, R500. It's derpy logic.

by Anonymousreply 50203/17/2019

Anybody see the pics of Bernie after he ran into the shower door... or got into a fistfight with the Frau is more probable. He's so damn old. He's not gonna last till 2020.

by Anonymousreply 50303/17/2019

Here’s the thing, r500. I have changed my mind about Bernie too. Live and learn. Bernie has one position. Income inequality is the root of all evil. And he’s right. But the problems that we face are more complicated and can’t be fixed by a guaranteed income and free college. In his own way he would be as polarizing and divisive as Trump. Just in a different way. He doesn’t like to listen either. So, you jumped the gun by attacking me. But you do you. And quite frankly, the Bernie Bros thing was mostly the russians and their paid trolls who would come into sites like this to start shit. You seem like you’d know a thing or two about that. I voted for her. But that is never enough for you zealots. And that is why you never have anything constructive to add to the conversation. Too busy rehashing the past. You are tedious, son. Very tedious.

by Anonymousreply 50403/17/2019

R496, it's not just here. In fact, here is quite measured compared to the hundreds of comments you see about Buttigieg under articles or videos about him. For examples, see the comments under the WaPo article about the CNN Townhall, or under the video linked (Pod Save America on YT). The word I think I'm seeing most often is "impressive".

Pete Buttigieg full interview | Pod Save America

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg joins Dan in the studio for a conversation about his presidential campaign, how Democrats can win the Midwest and what he's b...

by Anonymousreply 50503/17/2019

R504 r499, The only reason to hold your nose to vote for Hillary is if you stupidly bought into the years of lies about her from the Republican propaganda machine.

by Anonymousreply 50603/17/2019

I was impressed that his sexuality didn't come up once in the Chris Wallace interview on Fox. The majority of viewers have no idea that he's gay, which is the way it should be, because it doesn't matter.

by Anonymousreply 50703/17/2019

He moves better than he looks. He moves real suave actually. He has a good voice too. Thanks for the links upthread. I hadn't seen him in action until then.

by Anonymousreply 50803/17/2019

Exactly, R506, but I think he willfully missed that point.

by Anonymousreply 50903/17/2019

Eaxacrly why Pete should run, shove all of those old fogies into a shallow grave

by Anonymousreply 51003/17/2019

I wasn't terribly impressed when I heard he was going to run for President, but after seeing the town hall, and the Faux News interview I have absolutely changed my mind. It has been a long time since I felt this excited about a new candidate.

He's charming, and self effacing. He did a great job answering the questions about lack of experience and his age. He comes across as honest and intelligent. Add in the military service, and the general air of confidence with out arrogance that he gives off, and I think he might be the most surprising and exciting candidates in this round of primaries.

President Pete 2020!

by Anonymousreply 51103/17/2019

He may not be the first gay President.

Image: James Buchanan - Wikipedia

Found on Google from

by Anonymousreply 51203/17/2019

Well, no, it's widely known that James "The Bachelor President" Buchanan was gay. But he was also a terrible President.

He'd be the first GOOD President if elected.

Which he won't be, because FOX News/Brietbart/Trumpism/GOP, but hey, it's good to dream.

by Anonymousreply 51303/17/2019

* He needs more (state-level) experience first (according to the doubters and those unfamiliar with Pete)...

* But his name (for the knuckle-dragging comedians and the socially-flawed bullies)...

* But his looks (according to the jealous and the blind)...

* But his spouse (according to the bigots and the self-conscious)...

* But all the other Democratic candidates (according to the stans and the disruptors)...

So many excuses are being offered as to why Pete can't win. But the huge key is his eloquence. He is more well-spoken and knowledgeable (save maybe for Biden) than any other candidate. Plus, he is more likeable and more believable than Biden, his toughest competition, in my opinion.

And ultimately, if he's elected as the Democratic nominee, he'll be running against Trump, the most illiterate, inexperienced, crude, scandal-ridden, unliked, and corrupt President in modern history. The choice between the two is a no-brainer for those with a brain.

And if he loses, it's still a win-win. He's only 37, so his star power will only increase exponentially after this election and he'll collect followers like a snowball in an avalanche.

Trump should be very afraid. If he isn't yet, he will be.

by Anonymousreply 51403/17/2019

Uncle Joe and Mayor Pete.

by Anonymousreply 51503/17/2019

He gets my vote for sure.

by Anonymousreply 51603/17/2019

I LOVE him. I've donated twice. But, I still think the most likely best case scenario from this would be a Veep nomination. And, man, if they did a VP debate, can you imagine? Indiana's best (Pete) and worst (Miss Mikey Pence) debating?? I would pay to see that.

by Anonymousreply 51703/17/2019

Is he a top or bottom?

by Anonymousreply 51803/17/2019

Waiting for my Mayor Pete shirt...

by Anonymousreply 51903/18/2019

[quote]And if he loses, it's still a win-win.

Not for the country.

by Anonymousreply 52003/18/2019

Why doesn't he try to be straight and cure his homosexuality? Maybe he should start praying harder.

by Anonymousreply 52103/18/2019

Is our gay Pete the toughest guy up for the nomination (on either side)?

by Anonymousreply 52203/18/2019

He makes me think of Mr Bean

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by Anonymousreply 52303/18/2019

A brilliant war vet who is also gay?

Those DC politicians will never know what hit them.


by Anonymousreply 52403/18/2019

Yay, go PETE!

by Anonymousreply 52503/18/2019

Pete is the way to go!

by Anonymousreply 52603/18/2019

I think most people posting here "love" this guy BECAUSE he is gay (and can string two sentences together without lisping) and then keep typing that "it shouldn't matter." But it DOES. It DOES. Because it validates us as leaders on the world stage, as equals, as intelligent players out there. The first gay president will be a HUGE deal.

by Anonymousreply 52703/18/2019

What nationality is the name "Buttliegeg"?

by Anonymousreply 52803/18/2019

I don't know, but Buttigieg is Maltese

by Anonymousreply 52903/18/2019

[quote]I think most people posting here "love" this guy BECAUSE he is gay (and can string two sentences together without lisping)

let me count the ways

1. he's smart and articulate and multilingual

2. he's a vet

3. he's competent at his present job

4. he's gay and that's okay to him, no squirrelly reactions like with other gay politicians

ALL of those things add up, but the first one is the most important.

by Anonymousreply 53003/18/2019

He's also a Rhode's Scholar, he plays the piano, he speaks 7 languages. At least four fluently.

He knows what it is to be a persecuted minority.

He is the best of us.

He is what I fought for over the past 50 years.


by Anonymousreply 53103/18/2019


by Anonymousreply 53203/18/2019

No threads about the very heterosexual Corey Booker “dating” Rosario Dawson? They’re in love after only two months of knowing each other. Imagine that!

by Anonymousreply 53303/18/2019

R533, you must have missed this thread:

Rosario Dawson and Senator Cory Booker Spark Dating Rumors After Night Out on Broadway

Washington, meet Hollywood.Rosario Dawson and Senator Cory Booker have been sparking dating rumors as of late, especially after the two of them attended the Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen together. A ...

by Anonymousreply 53403/18/2019

Bottom or top?

by Anonymousreply 53503/18/2019

I think a top, because I can’t envision the Missus getting hard unless being boned by Mayor Pete.

by Anonymousreply 53603/18/2019

R533, that’s because petey is better

by Anonymousreply 53703/18/2019

I want him to divorce the bottom hubs. With his new found fame he can get a hotter bottom with dreams of being first lady.

by Anonymousreply 53803/18/2019

Only a lesbian President will have a First Lady.

by Anonymousreply 53903/18/2019

FYI, Mayor Pete is on Morning Joe Wednesday.

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by Anonymousreply 54003/19/2019

Well, this is tailor-made for Pete -- there will be a Democratic presidential debate specifically on LGBTQ issues.

2020 Presidential Candidates Will Debate LGBTQ Issues at Forum
by Anonymousreply 54103/19/2019

I was wondering when he would make another appearance on Morning Joe since both Mika and Joe seemed impressed with him and she told him to come back any time. Not that I consider that a ringing endorsement but it does mean he can cut through all the useless chatter on the show to talk about the issues and not be sidetracked by her constant cooing or intimidated by Joe’s snarky questions. I hope Willie and Barnacle are on the show Wednesday, but please gawd, not Donnie the Douche.

by Anonymousreply 54203/19/2019

I’m impressed

by Anonymousreply 54303/19/2019

r514 said it all. Bravo! Mayor Pete all the way!

by Anonymousreply 54403/19/2019

He’s young enough that he’s got a future even if this doesn’t pan out. He’s polling at 1% as of a poll released today, but that’s because no one’s ever heard of him. The longer campaign season this time may help him get name recognition. He’s doing a book tour now so he’s getting airtime on the networks.

by Anonymousreply 54503/19/2019

R514 is correct

by Anonymousreply 54603/19/2019

[quote]If Pete were married to a female spouse (and ideally with a couple of tiny kids) he'd be being called the new JFK right now, with the way he's exploding. Tragedy for our country that the gay thing may stop that.

Don't be absurd. No one is talking about his being gay - it's not an issue except for people who would never vote for him anyway.

by Anonymousreply 54703/19/2019

R541, Will he present hole?

by Anonymousreply 54803/19/2019

That's it, demean him as a gay man r548.

This is why we do not deserve a gay president.

by Anonymousreply 54903/19/2019

Oh yeah....

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by Anonymousreply 55003/20/2019

Watching now on MSNBC and he’s really cute! Much better in person than he photographs. Beautiful eyes.

by Anonymousreply 55103/20/2019

To the tedious vulgarian at r548. You are pathetic.

by Anonymousreply 55203/20/2019

He is very articulate and sophisticated enough.

by Anonymousreply 55303/20/2019

He looks like he'd have a slender, Asian husband with glasses. You know that type...

by Anonymousreply 55403/20/2019

Pete is so much more impressive than any of the other Democrats running right know...IMHO

by Anonymousreply 55503/20/2019

He is starting to get repetitive in his rallies. His handler must have a short leash so there are no "gotcha" moments!

by Anonymousreply 55603/20/2019

R556 again I am watching the Morning Joe this a.m. and he is going little more extemp. in substance which is refreshing. He has that entire crew mesmerized, as if they are forced to defer to his elevated intelligence.

by Anonymousreply 55703/20/2019

thank goodness

by Anonymousreply 55803/20/2019

That meme is so perfect, R550.

by Anonymousreply 55903/20/2019

Same here

by Anonymousreply 56003/20/2019

Has anyone ever seen him twerk? I'm withholding judgement until I see him twerk. He brings a unique set of expectations.

by Anonymousreply 56103/20/2019

He looks like a talking puppet

Image: A Talking Puppet!!! - YouTube

Found on Google from

by Anonymousreply 56203/20/2019

That's a good point, r562. Now I want to see him wearing a tophat and monocle, for comparison purposes.

by Anonymousreply 56303/20/2019

He posted this:

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by Anonymousreply 56403/20/2019

If any of you are interested in volunteering, or working for him, he is looking for staff.

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by Anonymousreply 56503/20/2019

r561, he was at a rally with Harris, they ate watermelon, had a seed spitting contest and then Harris twerked and Pete did Single Ladies.

by Anonymousreply 56603/21/2019

R565, I would like to see his staff.

by Anonymousreply 56703/21/2019

He looks cute & puppetlike in his still pictures. But in motion he's a panther.

by Anonymousreply 56803/21/2019

The Morning Joe panel is praising Mayor Pete to the skies right now on MSNBC.

by Anonymousreply 56903/21/2019

Preface- Big fan of Pete's and rooting for him all the way

However, I am reading the book and his oratory is far superior to his writing. The book gets a C+ to B- for me. I can't put my finger on it but it's not a good read for me although the message is still fine. Also, there is a glaring typo on the inside jacket cover as well

by Anonymousreply 57003/21/2019

He strikes me as oddly asexual. Like he's purposely trying to avoid being "too gay" to improve his mass appeal.

I love him. But I want more too.

He's kind of like a straight gay.

by Anonymousreply 57103/21/2019


by Anonymousreply 57203/21/2019

Esquire did a great interview with him

by Anonymousreply 57303/21/2019

R570 re typo: the author doesn't write the inside jacket cover. That's a publisher & proofer error.

by Anonymousreply 57403/21/2019

R571 agree, but I think he has really repressed himself most of his life. He's talked about his journey of self-acceptance and he's now 100% all in on gay pride, even saying he's ashamed that he felt ashamed for so long. But no, I don't think he's ever had much sexual experience, except once he met his now-husband. I'm sure their married love life is fine though.

by Anonymousreply 57503/21/2019


by Anonymousreply 57603/21/2019

He looks like Mr. Bean.

by Anonymousreply 57703/21/2019

He’d be hotter if he had a hot husband then we would think he had a big dick or was good At sex, but since his husband is an ugly nerd he just seems boring.

by Anonymousreply 57803/21/2019

boring can be good

by Anonymousreply 57903/21/2019

Getting to know Pete Buttigieg

Getting to Know: Pete Buttigieg

Seth reads off a list of facts about 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg. » Subscribe to Late Night: » Ge...

by Anonymousreply 58003/21/2019

I saw a program on the VICE network which said that most men in Norway are bisexual. Did you know this?

by Anonymousreply 58103/21/2019

My experience - having lived in Norway twice - is that all Norwegian men are very open and flexible with sex after two drinks.

But what does that have to do with Mayor Pete?

by Anonymousreply 58203/21/2019

CNN: Pete Buttigieg is the hottest candidate in the 2020 race right now.

Don't look now, but a(nother) skinny kid with a funny name is turning heads in the presidential race.

In 2008, it was Barack Obama. In 2020, it's Pete Buttigieg.

Pete Buttigieg is the hottest candidate in the 2020 race right now

Don't look now but a(nother) skinny kid with a funny name is turning heads in the presidential race. In 2008 it was Barack Obama. In 2020, it's Pete Buttigieg.

by Anonymousreply 58303/21/2019

r571, I never thought if Nixon was too straight.

Reagan the philanderer was, so is mushroom dick.

by Anonymousreply 58403/21/2019

squeaky clean

by Anonymousreply 58503/21/2019

Mayor Pete can come sit on my rim chair anytime he wants.

by Anonymousreply 58603/21/2019

Which would you rather, Pete or Beto?

by Anonymousreply 58703/21/2019

R587 porque no los dos?

by Anonymousreply 58803/21/2019

Me gusta Pedro.

by Anonymousreply 58903/21/2019

I've been having dirty thoughts about Mayor Pete and Eric Swalwell.

by Anonymousreply 59003/21/2019

Like R578 would kick him out of bed...

by Anonymousreply 59103/21/2019

I don’t think it’s bad at all that his first great romance is his husband. There’s nothing wrong with it, and it cuts down on the blackmail opportunities.

Do you really want a guy who’s running for President to have a bunch of nude selfies or disgruntled former Grindr partners turn up in the middle of an election?

by Anonymousreply 59203/21/2019

R592, Excuse me?

by Anonymousreply 59303/21/2019

why would anyone think it's bad that his husband is his first great romance? Who wants a cump-dump candidate?

by Anonymousreply 59403/21/2019

R593, Clinton got away with it because people thought he was just a virile good ol’ boy who couldn’t keep his pants on. People in the South knew a million guys like that. They called Clinton “Bubba” at the time.

If a gay guy did the same he would be branded a slut. That’s a double standard, but you’re talking about a guy that would be the first. Like Obama, you have to be better than perfect if you’re the first, or you’ll get nowhere. May be unfair, but it’s the truth.

The slutty, gorgeous gay President is a few more Presidents down the road. People are still looking for the family man type, straight or gay. Trump broke the mold on that one, that’s probably the only reason Mayor Pete got his foot in the door. He’s the anti-Trump, and his husband is the anti-Melania.

by Anonymousreply 59503/21/2019

"I saw a program on the VICE network which said that most men in Norway are bisexual. Did you know this?"

Based on what evidence? I seriously doubt there are significantly more gay or bi people there. I'd wager the % is pretty much the same everywhere.

by Anonymousreply 59603/21/2019

Who would you pick as Pete's VP? I might go with Biden. He would need an experienced white guy to balance out the gay and youth.

by Anonymousreply 59703/21/2019

Pete: love 'im

by Anonymousreply 59803/21/2019

R594 you think it will have a fairytale ending? How naive of you.

by Anonymousreply 59903/21/2019

Pete Buttigieg / Michelle Obama 2020. End of.

by Anonymousreply 60003/21/2019

What has Pete done as Mayor? Haven't heard any record of his.

by Anonymousreply 60103/21/2019
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