PIC/TWEET OF THE DAY
A touching message to DREAMERS from Pete
Campaign video: New Hampshire
A not-so-veiled reference to Pete
FAITH 2020 PODCAST
On this podcast, Indiana political reporter Adam Wren discusses Pete’s campaign, how things have changed since Adam covered Pete as a mayor, and where the campaign goes next. Worth a listen!
BORN TO RUN THE NUMBERS - Who Are We Supporting for the 2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination?
FANTASTIC ARTICLE. Must read. I don’t agree with everything, but I like the Why Pete rationale.
LA TIMES - Pete Buttigieg outlasts the pundits by emerging as the alternative to Biden
“Voters turning out to Buttigieg events are intrigued by his post-partisan pitch and his argument that he is uniquely qualified to find common ground with the swing voters in the industrial Midwest who added crucial votes to Trump’s coalition.”
JAPAN TIMES - U.S. presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg makes case as calm visionary for 2020
“He exudes a calming sense of reason. Unlike his main competitors — former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders — Buttigieg rarely raises his voice while campaigning.”
UNION LEADER - Buttigieg dials up some 'Straight Talk' for weekend bus tour
Sean Curran of Manchester said he preferred Sanders, but wants a younger candidate. Buttigieg was impressive, he said. “He’s going up in the polls, his message is definitely getting out,” Curran said. “I don’t know if he’s going to make it all the way through, but he’s carving up the center.”
NEWSDAY - In Pete Buttigieg, echoes of FDR (Opinion)
Indeed, in Buttigieg we are hearing distinct echoes of FDR. Buttigieg unabashedly talks on the campaign trail about his Catholic upbringing, his ongoing participation in the Episcopal Church, and, like Roosevelt, how his faith would inform his presidency.
“ . . . we need to not be afraid to invoke arguments that are convincing on why Christian faith is going to point you in a progressive direction,” Buttigieg told USA Today columnist Kirsten Powers. He also uses his view of government and Christianity to push back on Republicans: “So-called conservative Christian senators right now in the Senate are blocking a bill to raise the minimum wage, when Scripture says that whoever oppresses the poor taunts their maker,” he controversially said in July.