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Post by Addie » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:25 pm

Let's get this baby to the debates. It will be good for everyone.

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Earlier this week, we announced some fundraising statistics: In the 24 hours immediately following the CNN Town Hall, we raised $600,000 from over 22,200 donations.

Here's what's more exciting: We are 85% of the way to the 65,000-donor metric required to be invited to the DNC debate. As of this morning, 55,359 people across the country have invested in this bold vision for our future.

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The national exposure generated by the CNN Town Hall certainly helped boost our numbers over the last 72 hours, but most of our donors actually invested before that. Through your support, the work of our Grassroots Fundraising Team, and small-dollar donors in every state across the country (and PR and DC, too), we're on a solid path to being invited to the debate stage.

We're not there yet, though, and we need your participation to make it to 65,000. Would you please consider making a $3 donation today?

If you did quick math above, you calculated that our average donation in that 24-hour period was $27.03. Campaigns always talk a lot about that metric -- the "average dollar donation," because it is supposed to prove grassroots support.

We're committed to being honest and transparent with our data -- especially with you, our earliest supporters. We look at other metrics, like the percentage of our total amount raised brought in through donations under $200. (Right now, that number is 65%.)

We'll continue to crunch the numbers on our end, particularly as we approach the end of the month and close the books on this fiscal quarter. We can't wait to share the full story of the data with you.

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Post by RVInit » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:40 pm

I like this guy. A lot.
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Post by p0rtia » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:31 am

RVInit wrote:
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I like this guy. A lot.
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Post by Addie » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:52 am

There's a twit on DU saying Pete has met the Dem debate qualifications - I hope so. :cheer:

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Post by Foggy » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:56 am

Buttigieg's name is Maltese and roughly translates to "lord of the poultry."
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:13 am

Foggy wrote:
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Buttigieg's name is Maltese and roughly translates to "lord of the poultry."
Roosters are powerless to resist. :shock:
Wow! A rooster uberlord in America!
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Post by pipistrelle » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:26 am

Foggy wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:56 am
Buttigieg's name is Maltese and roughly translates to "lord of the poultry."
Roosters are powerless to resist hens. :shock:
FIFY.

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Post by Addie » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:17 pm

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Pete Buttigieg, the young and openly gay Midwest mayor, finds a voice in crowded Democratic presidential field ...

His moment came just days before another youthful candidate, former congressman Beto O’Rourke of Texas, grabbed the spotlight by announcing his entrance into the race.

Buttigieg downplayed the impact of a rival fresh face joining the fray, joking that he has the “white Episcopalian gay veteran” lane to himself.

“It’s not worth the energy and effort to try to game out what the others are doing,” Buttigieg said. “Maybe if there were like three people running. But when there’s like 20, you’re not running against any one of them. You’re running against the house. Especially me.”

Buttigieg has trouble even breaking into many polls, so his rise should not be overstated. But the buzz that’s surrounding him, at least for now, reflects how fluid, unpredictable and fractured the Democratic race has become, without a clear leader and with various candidates attracting attention at different times and for different reasons. ...

He plans to double his campaign staff from 20 to 40 “in a matter of days,” and his team is narrowing down options for a bigger South Bend headquarters — perhaps an entire floor of a downtown high rise.

“In some ways it seems fantastical that a 37-year-old, openly gay mayor from South Bend can even be in this conversation,” said Axelrod, who is a neutral adviser in the Democratic primary race. “These donor types are pretty flinty eyed, but they want to be passionate about their choices.”

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Post by kate520 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:23 pm

I’ve not really analyzed why, but Beto leaves me between cold and lukewarm. Buddegieg, OTOH...he’s quite impressive.
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:09 pm

kate520 wrote:
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I’ve not really analyzed why, but Beto leaves me between cold and lukewarm. Buddegieg, OTOH...he’s quite impressive.
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Post by Lani » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:54 pm

Yep. I've read his letter to the Muslim community at least 3 times because it's a vision of a community that gives me hope.

... probably only to have that feeling dashed on the rocks later. But still ....
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Post by Addie » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:55 pm

Yeah, there's something ... every time I think I'm getting a grip on Beto, he kinda slithers slides away. Whereas, Pete is genuinely solid, the real thing. Did you read the Nation article in this thread, Kate? About his relationship with his father.
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I’ve not really analyzed why, but Beto leaves me between cold and lukewarm. Buddegieg, OTOH...he’s quite impressive.

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Post by jtmunkus » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:09 am

How Mayor Pete learned to speak Norwegian:


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Post by Addie » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:22 am

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Shortest Way Home review: Pete Buttigieg as president in waiting

The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana has written the best political autobiography since Barack Obama


Imagine waking up on 4 November 2020 to discover America has elected a man whose knowledge ranges from the Puritan origins of the phrase “city on the hill” to the details of how to modernize sewers with wi-fi connected sensors.

Imagine that this man is also an Afghanistan veteran who understands that “truly grasping and defeating the logic of suicide terrorism” was beyond the capacity of Congress or the Bush administration after 9/11; a student who connected the dots in high school between the values of his theology class and those of Amnesty International; a graduate of Harvard and a Rhodes scholar who got a first at Oxford; the mayor of a small midwestern city who managed to revitalize it in less than eight years; someone who has never slept with a porn star, and who married the very first person he fell in love with.

And imagine this is someone whose spouse just happens to be a man – which. as Stephen Colbert pointed out on The Late Show, is “only the third thing” you learn about this presidential candidate.

This is part of the life story Peter Buttigieg tells in his beautiful new book, Shortest Way Home, the best American political autobiography since Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father.
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Post by Sam the Centipede » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:20 pm

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Maybe … but I think there's one political obituary that we would all like to be reading.

(NADT, I mean political death, not literal death, not that I really care.)

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Post by Addie » Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:00 pm

WaPo - Greg Sargent
How Democrats can defeat Trump and his ugly ideas, according to Pete Buttigieg

In this strange and unsettled political moment, one of the most unlikely Democratic presidential candidates of all is Pete Buttigieg. He’s the mayor of a midsize city — South Bend, Ind. — checks in at a ripe 37 years of age, and is also openly gay.

Yet in recent days, Buttigieg has had surprising success breaking through the din as the presidential field’s voice of the millennial generation. Buttigieg has struck an earnest and authentic tone on big policy and moral questions, defending the Green New Deal as correct in the scale of its ambitions, and claiming that the way to win moderate voters isn’t to project squishy centrism but rather to offer progressive solutions to real-world problems.

Buttigieg recently had a big viral moment in the wake of the New Zealand mosque massacre, when he released a brief but powerful letter to his city’s Muslim residents, informing them that the city supports and loves them, and that they have an “equal claim on the blessings of life in this community.”

I interviewed Buttigieg this week, and while there’s a lot to say about his unlikely odds, I kept the focus on policy and values. A transcript of our conversation, lightly edited and condensed for clarity and length, follows.

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Post by jmj » Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:05 pm

I've been quite impressed with him so far, but still have trouble seeing how he could jump from Mayor of a mid-sized town to president of the USA. He strikes me as an excellent choice for VP.

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Post by RoadScholar » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:02 pm

Yeah... maybe if he’d hosted a reality TV show and headed a few companies that went bankrupt he’d be electable. ;)

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RoadScholar wrote:
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Yeah... maybe if he’d hosted a reality TV show and headed a few companies that went bankrupt he’d be electable. ;)

After Trump, electing Pee Wee Herman isn’t out of the question.
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Post by Addie » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:19 am

This one's for you, Roadie :wave:
The Esquire Interview: Mayor Peter Buttigieg

The South Bend, Indiana mayor and Democratic presidential candidate talks socialism, the Green New Deal, "I'm With Her," what Democrats can learn from James Joyce(!), and more.
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Post by RoadScholar » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:31 am

Yep, that is one bright cat. Thanks!
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Post by Addie » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:08 pm

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Scarborough compares Buttigieg to Obama

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Wednesday compared likely 2020 Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg to former President Barack Obama.

Scarborough tweeted that he and his co-host and wife, Mika Brzezinski, have been “overwhelmed” by the response from viewers to Buttigieg’s appearance on “Morning Joe.”

“Mika and I have been overwhelmed by the reaction [Pete Buttigieg] got after being on the show,” Scarborough tweeted. “The only other time in twelve years that we heard from as many people about a guest was after [Barack Obama] appeared on Morning Joe.”

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Post by Addie » Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:02 pm

CNN: Pete Buttigieg is the hottest candidate in the 2020 race right now

In short: Everything is falling into place for Buttigieg. (One thing that might bring him back down to earth? If Buttigieg has a less-than-impressive first quarter of fundraising -- the deadline to raise cash is March 31.)
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