Our daily catch-all post for Pete Buttigieg media and content.
TODAY IN PETELANDIA - Pete has a town hall in Maquoketa, IA.
PREVIEW OF IOWA PRESS SHOW
PETE AT PRESS GAGGLE - post Manquoketa
LOCAL TV REPORT ON FORT MADISON
TWEETS FROM PFA
IOWA STARTING LINE - Pete Buttigieg Shows No Signs Of Slowing Down In Iowa
'‘'Buttigieg is barreling toward an Iowa Caucus victory, and there’s not a damn thing anyone’s tweets can do about it...
Despite the new scrutiny, Buttigieg has seen his crowd sizes in Iowa swell this month..''
NY MAG INTELLIGENCER - The 5 Biggest Surprises of the Democratic Presidential Primary, So Far
In the vast initial 2020 Democratic presidential field, it was by no means clear that the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend was going to become a top-tier candidate. In March, he was well below one percent in candidate preferences. Now he is at 8.3 percent and, more importantly, leads the polling averages in Iowa and is a close second in New Hampshire.
Buttigieg is not doing so well in states that vote later in the process, where nonwhite voters — among whom he has very low support — are predominant. But presumably he will get a fresh look if he survives the first few contests. In the meantime, you have to figure that he has benefited from a series of solid debate performances, fundraising support from fellow LGBTQ folk, and positive vibes from opinion leaders who fear Biden, Sanders, and Warren are too old to win.
WALL STREET JOURNAL OPINIONS - Mayor Pete Has Elizabeth Warren’s Number in Debates
Criticism of her evasions moved Ms. Warren to unveil bogus health-care budgeting that sank her poll numbers—and her recent foray into wine-cave politics won’t help. Ms. Warren’s foolish attack on Mr. Buttigieg’s fundraising screamed hypocrisy, which the South Bend mayor was happy to expose.
FORT MADISON DAILY DEMOCRAT - Buttigieg energizes crowd at YMCA
POLITICO - Birch Bayh and Richard Lugar: The Hoosier Lions of the Senate
Another Rhodes scholar, Navy veteran, Indiana mayor and presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg, keeps a photo of himself with Lugar in his South Bend, Indiana, office. In fact, Lugar was perhaps the only thing that could bring together Buttigieg and fellow Hoosier Vice President Mike Pence. Lugar, Pence said earlier this year, would be “remembered among a discrete pantheon of senators who commanded the respect of his peers in both parties and exercised enormous influence in foreign affairs.” Buttigieg called Lugar “a great mayor, senator, and mentor [who] made the world safer, stood up for better foreign policy, and knew how to work across the aisle.”
IMPORTANTVILLE - Top 9 IN political stories of the 2010s (Pete is #2)
Buttigieg’s political rise in 2019 is among the most remarkable of its kind in American political history. He is only the third Hoosier in modern caucus history to make a serious run in Iowa, joining Birch Bayh (he finished 3rd) and Dick Lugar (he finished 7th). With four weeks to Iowa’s caucuses and little recent reliable polling, it’s anyone’s guess how this chapter of his story ends. But no matter the outcome, Buttigieg has already won: He’ll be a player in Democratic politics for a long time to come.
REASON.COM - Pete Buttigieg Says We Should Decriminalize All the Drugs
Good article explaining Pete’s stance.
To be clear, Buttigieg is not calling for the legalization of all drugs, though he supports marijuana legalization. His preference is for drug diversion in the criminal justice system, such as drug courts.