There’s so much news coming out now about Pete, some of it smaller items that don’t warrent a fuill post by themselves, that we decided to start daily “catch all” posts. These may not appear on slow news days.
Special shout out to @ThePeteEffect for all the news grabs.
PETE INTERVIEWED IN WAVERLY
In this short local interview, Pete says his #1 priority is democratic reform.
BUZZFEED - It Looks (And Sounds) Like Pete Buttigieg Has Caught Up To Joe Biden In Iowa
But for all the doubt Biden allies are expressing about Buttigieg's strength, J.D. Scholten, who is neutral, vouches for his organization. “The campaign I regularly see in these rural areas is Pete’s campaign.”
THE GRAY TRIBUNE - Pete Buttigieg Rising
NEW YORK TIMES - Warren and Buttigieg Surge in Iowa at Expense of Sanders and Biden
Yet, in a field that once numbered two dozen, it is Ms. Warren and Mr. Buttigieg who have emerged as coveted fresh faces, riding a surge of momentum. Both have been rising for months — Mr. Buttigieg from the obscurity of leading a community of 100,000 people and Ms. Warren from early campaign missteps highlighted by her ill-fated decision to release a DNA test designed to combat charges that she exaggerated her Native American ancestry.
WASHINGTON POST (Jennifer Rubin) - Several Democratic candidates hit it out of the park
In a completely different style, but equally confident and effective, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, was no longer the wonder-kid (seven foreign languages! classical pianist!) but a leader looking to beat Trump and then heal the country. "We will fight when we must fight. But I will never allow us to get so wrapped up in the fighting that we start to think fighting is the point,” Buttigieg said in a not-very-subtle dig at Warren, whose answer to policy criticisms amounts to “I’ll fight!” Buttigieg declared, “The point is what lies on the other side of the fight.” In what may have been the most memorable line of the night, he told the crowd, “We know the purpose of the presidency is not the glorification of the president. It is the unification of the American people.” He wove in stories of individuals, including teens worried about getting shot at school or losing health-care coverage to cover huge bills for juvenile diabetes.
WASHINGTON POST - What Democrats are saying in front of Iowans by David Weigel
Democrats agree that Biden has been out-organized in Iowa by both Elizabeth Warren and Buttigieg. The LJ was just the latest and most glaring study in how Buttigieg has used his organization to pull moderate and college-educated voters from Biden — and from Warren, whose Iowa campaign is more concerned about the Indiana mayor than anyone else. On Saturday night, as she spoke to more than 600 voters in Dubuque (pop. 58,276), Buttigieg drew out more than 1,000 voters on his first visit to Decorah (pop. 7,701), just an hour away.
GREAT INTRO OF PETE FROM DECORAH IA
This video of a high school girl introducing Pete is worth a watch! “the candidate I trust most with my future.” (this town hall was on 11/3/2017)
TV SHOW CLIPS
CNN discussion: Pete resonated with older voters who want to “pass the torch”. Interviews John and Terri Hale in Iowa.
CNN: ““Is Pete Buttigieg’s struggle with black voters in your state of South Carolina because he’s gay?”” James Clyburn talks about Pete and his grandson, Walter, who works for Pete’s campaign.
State of the Union, CNN 11/3/19 Panel discusses Pete Buttigieg and Republican Strategist Scott Jennings says: “My people in Iowa tell me he’s got something going on...”
PHOTOS & TWEETS
So this happened…
When you’re such a celebrity you can’t give your real name to the hair salon…