Our daily catch-all post of Pete Buttigieg media and content.
SOUTH BEND TRIBUTE’S PETE COLLAGE
This is chef’s kiss.
DEMOCRATIC UNITY FUND VIDEO
TALKING ABOUT PETE
The “whine” that’s issuing out of the “wine cave” is hypocrisy - because Pete’s winning. Great segment.
This is big!
More than 200 foreign policy and national security professionals, including dozens of veterans of the Obama administration, on Monday are endorsing Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg for president.
Among those from the Obama administration who signed the statement are former Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning, former deputy CIA director David Cohen, former Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon, former Under Secretary of Commerce Francisco Sanchez, former State Department adviser Vali Nasr, former White House associate counsel Tess Bridgeman and former National Security Council spokesman Ned Price.
The list of 218 names also includes Anthony Lake, national security adviser for President Clinton; Peter Galbraith, former deputy U.N. envoy to Afghanistan; Virginia Rep. Don Beyer; a dozen former U.S. ambassadors; and former officials from the State Department, Pentagon, CIA, NSC and elsewhere.
Buttigieg's ability to command robust support among those who work on national security and foreign policy issues helps him make a key case: that at age 37 and the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, he can be entrusted with the presidency and all that involves. Buttigieg is also a former Navy intelligence officer who served in Afghanistan.
PETE FILES IN DELAWARE!
POLITICO - How Buttigieg's childhood pal ended up managing 2020's breakout campaign
Terrific profile on Mike Schmuhl! Must read.
Occasionally, Buttigieg and Schmuhl will literally communicate in another language, dipping seamlessly into French when they want to speak privately in a car packed with other people.
AMES TRIBUNE - Buttigieg spreads message of hope, inclusion at town hall
“I like this guy a lot, Pete,” Laborde said. “He just seems to fit for me, even though he’s half my age.”
POLITICO - The year in review
Whether Buttigieg has staying power will be determined in 2020. But as the year ends with the big names still topping the national polls, Buttigieg’s sudden rise stands as the greatest disruption to the Democratic contest in the off year.
VOX - The nuanced political impact of wine cave fundraisers, explained
Good, rational analysis of Democratic donors, who tend to be progressive, and of the realities of raising funding for politics.
INDIANOLA INDPENDENT ADVOCATE - Kevin Costner asks Iowans to listen to Buttigieg at Indianola event
“I really like his sense of integrity, and I like that he’s not afraid to talk about his faith,” she said. “I think that that's something that Democrats have not always done really well. I think, obviously his intelligence and his sense of purpose — I find it very inspiring,”