Out daily catch-all post for misc Pete content & media.
THANKSGIVING MESSAGE FROM PETE
PETE INTERVIEW IN SIOUX CITY - LONG TERM CARE
In studio interview with local Iowa station from yesterday - Pete discusses social security and long-term care.
A new video related to the release of Pete’s Long Term Care plan was released today.
NEW AD IN IOWA - BIG IDEAS
TALKING ABOUT PETE
Cute video from The Ellen Show were a young presidential hopefully visits the 5th debates. A few cute questions with Pete.
A segment (mostly positive) about Pete on Andrea Mitchell - - starts around 13:25
There were a number of new polls today. Pete is consistently in the double digits now nationally. But here’s the cool poll of the day. This is the RCP poll average. Pete is leading in both Iowa and NH.
MEDIUM - On Bullying, Belonging, and Buttigieg by Conor McQuivey
Excellent article on the culture of belonging created by the Pete campaign vs the culture of bullying in much of our current politics. MUST READ!
THE HILL - Political Twitter is unhappy with Pete Buttigieg — Does anyone care?
“The accounts go by names like Good Guy Pete (a South Bend-based Buttigieg podcast), Pups for Pete (which, expectedly, shares photos of supporters’ pets), Pete Buttigifs (short looping clips of Buttigieg being relatable) and, strangely for a social network, Introverts for Pete.
The millennial core of Buttigieg’s campaign is versed in the futility of Twitter flame wars. Instead, they ignore the criticism, post the memes and amplify the message. They operate with the understanding that Twitter is not real life, but that boosting a positive image of their candidate can yield digital converts. Their strategy looks a lot like that of former President Barack Obama and dominant challengers like Warren. It also works.”
WALL STREET JOURNAL - Buttigieg, in His Push for Iowa, Sounds Echoes of Obama
Voters interviewed this week in Iowa said that they see the same sort of intelligence, cool composure, pragmatism and positive energy from both men. “They are both personable and you can relate to them,” said Jerry Beaty, a 77-year-old retired funeral-home owner from Creston who caucused for Mr. Obama in 2008 and plans to support Mr. Buttigieg in February. “They’re both regular guys.”
Ms. Beaty said she failed to see Mr. Obama the one time he came through Creston in 2007 and didn’t want to make the same mistake with Mr. Buttigieg. “I’ve never forgiven myself, so I said that if Pete was ever in Creston, I would go,” she said.
SIOUXLANDNEWS - Siouxlanders brave snow for Pete Buttigieg town hall
INCLUDES VIDEO CLIPS from Sioux City town hall
NY POST - Buttigieg beats Warren for No. 2 spot in Democratic primary poll
FAST COMPANY - Pete Buttigieg is way ahead of his 2020 rivals when it comes to poaching talent from Big Tech
“By far, the biggest beneficiary of this mini brain drain has been South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who’s staffed up top leadership positions with tech executives. His national political director, Stephen Brokaw, came over from Google, where he was a marketing manager. His chief innovation officer, Ann Mei Chang, was a senior engineering director at Google for eight years. His national policy director, Sonal Shah, has worked at think tanks in recent years but was the head of global development initiatives at Google from 2007 to 2009. And his talent director, Nadia Singer, previously worked at Quora and Facebook.”
THE WASHINGTON POST - Pete Buttigieg’s remarkable moment of grace