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(Openly gay) 2020 candidate Buttigieg calls Pence 'cheerleader of the porn star presidency'

He's one of us for sure.

Beto/Buttigieg 2020

by Anonymousreply 6803/16/2019

With talk like that, he has my vote.

by Anonymousreply 103/11/2019

On several levels, he is the most interesting candidate of the bunch.

by Anonymousreply 203/11/2019

Is he really doing that quote thing with his hands? I can't in good conscience vote for someone that still does that.

by Anonymousreply 303/11/2019

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

[italic]Shiiiiit.[/italic] He's good.

by Anonymousreply 403/11/2019

Buttigieg needs 65k unique donors to be able to appear in the televised debates. Consider making a $3 donation.

by Anonymousreply 503/11/2019

r3 Oh, yeah, let's have a fully conservative Supreme Court and the federal circuits for the next thirty years then because you can't in good conscience vote for someone who uses air quotes. Jesus.

by Anonymousreply 603/11/2019

R1 here, where can I make that donation, R5?

by Anonymousreply 703/11/2019

R7 Pete for America

by Anonymousreply 803/11/2019

just donated (not R7 )

by Anonymousreply 903/11/2019

I just donated $25, it is easy, I don't think he will win but I think it is important that Pete remains part of the conversation. Unfortunately a lot of straight people still think all gays act like they are normally portrayed on television, they need to see that gay people are just as varied as straight people. That gay people can be leaders, they can marry and raise families that we aren't that different from them.

by Anonymousreply 1003/11/2019

Love him. He seems like a good person and the fact that he's an out gay man makes it even better.

by Anonymousreply 1103/11/2019

A list of possible candidates in the first debate his been published. Top were Biden and Sanders. Half way down, Warren. Booker and Kamala were at #3 and Bill deBlasio at 0

by Anonymousreply 1203/11/2019

I'd donate to his campaign.

by Anonymousreply 1303/11/2019

I live near South Bend. He is very likable and locals think highly of him. He has done a lot of good things as mayor.

by Anonymousreply 1403/11/2019

The requirements to be invited to the televised Democratic Party debate are:

[quote] A candidate must meet at least one of these two qualifications in order to secure a spot in the first two Democratic primary debates, come June: reaching at least 1 percent support in three or more national or early primary state polls, or collecting campaign donations from at least 65,000 individuals, with over 200 donors in over 20 states.

Since Pete is unlikely to achieve a 1% rating in three national polls before the first debate the only way he will make it in is to get 65,000 individuals to donate with at least 200 of them coming from over 20 states. We can help him do that and be part of the conversation.

Hey R14, me too, Granger here.

by Anonymousreply 1503/11/2019

he is a cutie

by Anonymousreply 1603/11/2019

he actually is the only one so far that doesn't sound crazy and shrill.

by Anonymousreply 1703/11/2019

He comes across as sensible and principled. Like others, I don't think he can win, but I will donate just to keep him in the mix.

And it would be fun to have a gay president and a "First Man" ( or First Husband? First Sister? First Girlfirend?)

by Anonymousreply 1803/11/2019

Pete's Twitter has a lot of tweets of interest from some very influential people. Dan Balz, Yashar Ali, Robert Costa, Mimi Rocah, Bradley Whitford, David Axelrod, Laurence Tribe.

Laurence Tribe ‏ @PeteButtigieg is so worth watching. Glad America’s most distinguished contemporary poet, @jorie_graham, finds him impressive too.

Bradley Whitford ‏ Every time out,@PeteButtigieg crushes it. Every. Time.

David Axelrod ‏ 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.

Mimi Rocah ‏ Just learning about @PeteButtigieg. On a really basic level, there’s something unique about the way he speaks - knowledgeable & smart without sounding pompous, serious but not stiff, smooth but not rehearsed. Really impressed & want to learn more.

Robert Costa ‏

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.

Dan Balz ‏ In his CNN town hall, @PeteButtigieg highlights the value of listening to questioners and responding with clarity and depth. Q and A on a high plain. Refreshing.

Stephanie Cutter ‏

@petebuttigieg just makes sense. That’s all.

Norman Ornstein ‏ Everyone should start paying attention to @PeteButtigieg

Yashar Ali

This moment during the @PeteButtigieg town hall with @jaketapper made me emotional. A discussion of something silly like the spousal bickering of a same-sex couple treated normally is something I wish I had as a kid. We don't want special rights. We want what everyone else has

by Anonymousreply 1903/11/2019

when did yashar ali become so influential? his bg is kinda shady

by Anonymousreply 2003/11/2019

Hearing him speak sold me. His voice is quite butch, although he looks like a grown-up twink. Plus, his hubby's cute,. too.

by Anonymousreply 2103/11/2019

R21 here, not sure why my link isn't working on R21 but this one works.

by Anonymousreply 2203/11/2019

Link at R19 not R21, sorry about that.

by Anonymousreply 2303/11/2019

If you feel you can't afford to donate, Pete is just asking for donations of $3 so he can reach the 65,000 donations level so he can get on the debate stage. Of course he would appreciate more, but all he is asking is for $3.

by Anonymousreply 2403/11/2019

R24

TAKE ALL MY MONEY YOU LITTLE MUFFIN

by Anonymousreply 2503/11/2019

So he needs only 1% in three polls? If keeps talking like this, it's manageable.

by Anonymousreply 2603/11/2019

Right now on the Real Clear Politics average of polls Castro, Gabbard, Gillibrand, Delaney, and Buttigieg are not getting even 1%

by Anonymousreply 2703/11/2019

I'm impressed.

by Anonymousreply 2803/11/2019

I'm wary of people without an upper lip, but I really like that he's openly gay so I will donate. But if he ever calls himself or others "queer" then I'm gone.

by Anonymousreply 2903/11/2019

I'll vote for him if he's still around for the Texas primary but it's going to be so hard with all the big names running

by Anonymousreply 3003/11/2019

I donated $25.

by Anonymousreply 3103/11/2019

[quote]Beto/Buttigieg 2020

I just came.

by Anonymousreply 3203/11/2019

Corporate media is already favoring Kamala and Biden, both opportunists and "problematic," but already in cahoots with the fifth column.

by Anonymousreply 3303/11/2019

..Media is going sideways over the "porn star' gieg! This will elevate quickly!

by Anonymousreply 3403/11/2019

I agree wholeheartedly R10 -- Modern Family alone has set us back decades with the uber-swishy couple.

Any why the fuck are they holding debates in June???

The first primary (Iowa) isn't until February 2020

People are going to be sick and tired of all of them, even the ones they like.

by Anonymousreply 3503/11/2019

I can see this guy winning.

by Anonymousreply 3603/11/2019

Just for coming up with the incredibly effective slogan, he wins. Shows he can use Trumps tactics to fight back - unlike the pussy footing other Dems. No other candidate has it. This is going to be a dirty, slimy, innuendo filled campaign that will make 2016 look like Disneyland. We need a tough, shrewd, tough son of a Bitch to win.

by Anonymousreply 3703/11/2019

He should have changed his name as a teenager. Butt Gig? No one will ever pronounce it properly.

by Anonymousreply 3803/11/2019

I think he should change the pronunciation guide of his name from BOOT-edge-edge to BOOT-ej-ej. For some reason the latter seems so much less cumbersome and sounds pretty much the same.

by Anonymousreply 3903/11/2019

r38, fuck the haters. It's a good German name.

by Anonymousreply 4003/11/2019

I'm from South Bend, born and raised.......I didn't know he had that much chutzpah! I always thought of him as a submissive, but he's a prison wolf! Go Petey! Pence is hated here, considered dangerous to the human race. His hatred of homosexuals is nazi in philosophy. Castration and imprisonment in mental hospitals not only for the openly gay, but even for those who admit privately to their physicians that they have same sex attraction! Even those who oppose the gay agenda know that he is a monster and probably closeted himself.

by Anonymousreply 4103/11/2019

First politician I’ve ever had a crush on. Totally adorkable

by Anonymousreply 4203/11/2019

Mayor Pete had a good essay in the local paper on why coming out matters a few years ago when he made an announcement that he was gay. Public response was generally positive. Almost all of the negative comments were from a couple of religious right folks. Also, the TV reporters always pronounce his name BOOT-a-judge.

by Anonymousreply 4303/11/2019

[quote] It's a good German name.

Actually, Maltese.

by Anonymousreply 4403/11/2019

which way will this make Judge Judy budge?

by Anonymousreply 4503/11/2019

He got very high marks from Joe and Mika this morning.

by Anonymousreply 4603/11/2019

Well I have to admit - first time in my life I've given to a political candidate (I'm just cheap) but here we are ...

Like others, I don't actually expect him to be the nominee, but he should be on that stage. His answers were calm, articulate, and well reasoned.

by Anonymousreply 4703/11/2019

His voice is so manly.

by Anonymousreply 4803/13/2019

It's not remotely a German name. I read somewhere that Maltese is actually derived from Arabic.

BOOT-a-judge is a much better way of rendering it than BOOT-edge-edge.

by Anonymousreply 4903/13/2019

Pete has raised $600,000. That's 85% of the goal required to be invited to the DNC debate.

by Anonymousreply 5003/13/2019

r50 Thanks for the update!

by Anonymousreply 5103/13/2019

Donate! $5 or 10 bucks, anything you can spare!

by Anonymousreply 5203/13/2019

r49 His husband has "Buddha-judge" in his Twitter bio so I think that's actually the correct pronunciation.

by Anonymousreply 5303/13/2019

I donated $25 but I did not leave "a tip".

by Anonymousreply 5403/13/2019

Why do the 4channers want Buttigieg and the ching chong Yang guy?

by Anonymousreply 5503/13/2019

That was an odd request wasn't it R54? I didn't look too hard, but I couldn't find where this "tip" went. I didn't leave one either. I don't think it is Buttigieg, but the platform itself.

by Anonymousreply 5603/13/2019

r55 Probably because they think their Donnie can easily beat him.

by Anonymousreply 5703/13/2019

He looks clean and articulate....

by Anonymousreply 5803/13/2019

Email I received:

[quote]

The national exposure generated by the CNN Town Hall certainly helped boost our numbers over the last 72 hours, but most of our donors actually invested before that. Through your support, the work of our Grassroots Fundraising Team, and small-dollar donors in every state across the country (and PR and DC, too), we're on a solid path to being invited to the debate stage.

Thank you for being one of our 55,359 donors. Can you share our progress with your network by forwarding this email or sharing on Twitter, and recruiting a friend to be investor number 55,360?

If you did quick math above, you calculated that our average donation in that 24-hour period was $27.03. Campaigns always talk a lot about that metric -- the "average dollar donation," because it is supposed to prove grassroots support.

We're committed to being honest and transparent with our data -- especially with you, our earliest supporters. We look at other metrics, like the percentage of our total amount raised brought in through donations under $200. (Right now, that number is 65%.)

We'll continue to crunch the numbers on our end, particularly as we approach the end of the month and close the books on this fiscal quarter. We can't wait to share the full story of the data with you.

Please share our progress with your network, and ask them to be a part of this story.

Thanks again,

Pete for America

by Anonymousreply 5903/13/2019

He appears to be a good politician. He seems to speak well extemporaneously. He could impress...

by Anonymousreply 6003/13/2019

Guys, all you have to donate is $3 (and tell your friends to do so) so he can get on the debate stage!

by Anonymousreply 6103/14/2019

Pence only got the VP position because they couldn't get anyone else willing to do it. Pence's political career was over, he was considered a far-right freak and never would've been reelected. He had no choice, it was Trump's VP on political retirement.

by Anonymousreply 6203/14/2019

Will we be referring to him as Buttplug?

by Anonymousreply 6303/14/2019

Creepy loser Republicans will be calling him that. We will not be.

by Anonymousreply 6403/14/2019

Update

Hi XXXXXXX,

We did it: We hit the 65,000 donor goal. Thank you. I'm so grateful for your support.

When we first learned about the DNC’s requirement of 65,000 individual donors in order to be invited to the debate stage in June, we weren’t even close.

The size of our email list was about a third of that, and our social audiences (combined) were about half. I didn’t have the network of a millionaire, nor was I well known.

But we are building a community that believes in this bold vision for the future, and there are tens of thousands of people (76,025 to be exact) around the country who invested because they believe a midwestern, millennial, war veteran, mayoral voice should be a part of the conversation.

You helped us get to the 65,000 donor requirement, and I promise to do my part on that stage. I will prepare. I will speak with conviction. I will answer questions fully and honestly. I won’t be petty or disingenuous. We saw what a national audience from the CNN Town Hall can do for awareness and fundraising -- the debates will help, too.

But we are going to need to raise (a lot) more money in order to actually be able to compete. I know I can hold my own on the debate stage and represent your values with honor and integrity, but I need to know we can build a strong organization, too.

Will you commit to be a part of our fundraising efforts? We don’t just want you to “double down,” or “chip in.” We want to know how you can help make a difference to our efforts -- not just right now, but also next month, next quarter, and next year.

by Anonymousreply 6503/16/2019

Anyone here who is serious about simply wanting him to have a voice — it’s time you step up by promoting him on your SM. All you have to say is that you just want his voice included in the elections, the rest will happen organically.

by Anonymousreply 6603/16/2019

He's smart and sane, if only those qualities were still important in politics...

by Anonymousreply 6703/16/2019

Quoted at R65 Pete state that people "invested because they believe [in] a midwestern, millennial, war veteran" etc.. I don't believe in any of those things! I like that he called Pence a Cheerleader for the Porn Presidency! I admire that caustic soundbite.

As a member of the Vietnam Generation I don't especially admire people who fought in that war and wars since, nor do I admire millennials as a unified action group, and heaven forbid a midwesterner!

I donated but Kamala is ahead in my race.

by Anonymousreply 6803/16/2019
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