WITHDRAWN: Pete Buttigieg 2020

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Breaking News: Pete Buttigieg is dropping out of the 2020 race. He rose to the top tier of the Democratic presidential field but struggled to win broad support. https://nyti.ms/3ajEI92
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I wonder who Pete backers will vote for this Tuesday? The one ardent Pete fan I know absolutely hates Bernie.

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Smart move as this allows his supporters to go with another candidate. Except those who voted early.

Probably should edit thread title.
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I expect we'll see him running again in 4 or 8 years.

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Addie wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:19 pm
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I agree, Pete was a favorite of mine. BUT after South Carolina it was clear he couldn't win. I got a fundraising text from his campaign last night. I texted back to say: "Sorry. I like Pete but it's time for him to drop out." I got a really nice text back from "Pete's HQ", so apparently a real person actually read it. It was a class move and I told them so - same goes for Pete today.

Sure would like to see him endorse Biden. :pray: Soon. :pray:

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MSNBC just said there is a statement coming from Buttigieg shortly. I'm sad about him ending his campaign although I knew it was coming. I enjoy hearing him speak,and I hope the new administration finds a place for him.

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I can't edit the thread title. It's Foggy's OP.

I just had the thought that Pete could take Perez's job at the DNC. How's that sound?
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Smart move as this allows his supporters to go with another candidate. Except those who voted early.

Probably should edit thread title.
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Pete's apparently talking at 8:30pm (CNN had a bug). Knew he would have a classy exit, he wants to help America. Disappointed black voters didn't get to know him well enough but he put a lot of roots down for the future. We'll support him for any other office he runs for, what a great guy. We are still incredibly proud of him, look how far he got against so many candidates with long histories. Go Pete!
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Addie wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:50 pm
I can't edit the thread title. It's Foggy's OP.

I just had the thought that Pete could take Perez's job at the DNC. How's that sound?
Taking Perez’s job is certainly a possibility but my first choice would be as a Cabinet member (which of course means that a Dem would be elected in Nov) :pray: :pray: :pray:
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My first choice is Secretary of State. I was just tickling TexasFilly. ;)
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Addie wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:50 pm
I can't edit the thread title. It's Foggy's OP.

I just had the thought that Pete could take Perez's job at the DNC. How's that sound?
Taking Perez’s job is certainly a possibility but my first choice would be as a Cabinet member (which of course means that a Dem would be elected in Nov) :pray: :pray: :pray:
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Addie wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:59 pm
My first choice is Secretary of State. I was just tickling TexasFilly. ;)
Sunrise wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:55 pm
Addie wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:50 pm
I can't edit the thread title. It's Foggy's OP.

I just had the thought that Pete could take Perez's job at the DNC. How's that sound?
Taking Perez’s job is certainly a possibility but my first choice would be as a Cabinet member (which of course means that a Dem would be elected in Nov) :pray: :pray: :pray:

Ha! Mr. Filly suggested the Perez replacement move soon after he heard Pete was leaving the trail.

I don't know what he's doing next, but he certainly has a future in the Democratic Party (if one still exists after November).
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Mayor Pete should be President Biden's Chief of Staff.

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He's speaking now. Brilliant, of course.

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Orlylicious wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:51 pm
Pete's apparently talking at 8:30pm (CNN had a bug). Knew he would have a classy exit, he wants to help America. Disappointed black voters didn't get to know him well enough but he put a lot of roots down for the future. We'll support him for any other office he runs for, what a great guy. We are still incredibly proud of him, look how far he got against so many candidates with long histories. Go Pete!
I’m old enough to remember 70% of black voters in California supporting Proposition 8. That demographic was never within his reach.

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Mayor Pete Flew Sky High
Never minimize the altitude that this young gay pioneer reached.
By Frank Bruni Opinion Columnist
March 1, 2020, 11:24 p.m. ET

To Pete Buttigieg’s many other virtues, add these: He’s not delusional, and he can see beyond himself.

He looked at what happened in South Carolina on Saturday. He looked at what was likely to happen in the many states that will vote on Tuesday. And Buttigieg recognized that he had no path to the Democratic presidential nomination and that staying in the race would probably help Bernie Sanders, the rival he had branded a dangerous nominee.

So on Sunday he got out. Just like that. No praying for a miracle. No waiting too long. No protracted melodrama or slow-building drum roll of hints. No, the youngest of the Democratic aspirants did the grown-up thing.

I can only imagine how bitter that felt, given how high he had flown. And I can only hope that he and the rest of us never minimize that altitude.

Some other Democrat will carry the party’s hopes in November. Some other Democrat—please, God — will replace Donald Trump in the White House and both dull the memory of him and clean up his mess.

But no other Democrat will be able to claim a more surprising, disarming showing in 2020 than Buttigieg can. After the first two contests, in Iowa and New Hampshire, he had more delegates than anyone. He finished in the top four in all of the first four states to vote.

That was despite the fact that his highest political office has been mayor of South Bend, Ind., with only about 100,000 people. That was despite the fact that he’s 38 and would have been the youngest person ever elected to the presidency.

That was despite the fact that he’s married to another man. For many Democrats Buttigieg’s sexual orientation made him a trailblazer and was cause for excitement, but for others it made him a risk and was cause to turn away. The degree of success that he nonetheless enjoyed reflected his ability to rise above stereotypes and identity politics and to pull voters up with him.

Buttigieg was the first major openly gay presidential candidate, and the wonder of that was how little it was talked about as his bid progressed. Rush Limbaugh, to whom Trump awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in January, was more deviation than norm when he subsequently derided the possibility that Buttigieg, as the Democratic nominee, would be “kissing his husband onstage next to Mr. Man Donald Trump.”

And Buttigieg was in perfect form when asked during a CNN town hall to respond to that. “The idea of the likes of Rush Limbaugh or Donald Trump lecturing anybody on family values, I mean, sorry, but one thing about my marriage is it’s never involved me having to send hush money to a porn star after cheating on my spouse,” he said. “They want to debate family values, let’s debate family values. I’m ready.” Was he ever.

While some of his critics on the left conducted an offensive debate about whether he was gay enough, he performed an important balancing act, integrating his gayness into his candidacy without letting his candidacy be defined by it, seizing moments to deliver lessons without ever becoming tendentious or tedious, showing the world that being gay or lesbian or bisexual or transgender or queer is an essential part of who we L.G.B.T.Q. people are but not all of who we are.

Buttigieg mentioned one of those lessons on Sunday night in South Bend, where he gave a big speech announcing his withdrawal from the presidential race. He said that his campaign had “sent a message to every kid out there wondering if whatever marks them out as different means they are somehow destined to be less than.” They could look at him, he added, “and see that someone who once felt that exact same way can become a leading American presidential candidate with his husband at his side.”

He was talking about the experience of being in a minority and being marginalized — about the sorrow and the fear — and one of the great disappointments of his presidential bid was his inability to build a bridge between himself and others who have had that experience. He was getting better and better at it, though. He was ever more attentive to it — in his last debate, for example, and in his speech on Sunday night.

I listened to that speech and realized what most impresses me about him, and it isn’t his intellect per se — the fancy degrees he has, all the languages he speaks — or his crazy poise or the manner in which he handled the novel aspects of his candidacy and persona.

It’s his thoughtfulness. Yes, he got plenty prickly and even somewhat overbearing at moments during the most recent debates, trying to break through as the clock ticked down. But still he wrestled earnestly and eloquently with the meanings of things.

“Politics at its worst is ugly,” he said on Sunday night. “But at its best, politics can lift us up. It is not just policymaking. It is moral. It is soul craft.” At his best, Buttigieg demonstrated that.

He has an opportunity over the coming months to demonstrate it further. “I will do everything in my power,” he said. “to make sure we have a new Democratic president come January.”

Mayor Pete, I’m holding you to that. We all are. Because your power is remarkable.
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Sanders told reporters he wanted to congratulate Buttigieg "for running a brilliant campaign." "He is the first openly gay candidate for president of the United States and he did extraordinarily well," Sanders said, per Bloomberg. "And tonight, I just want to welcome all of his supporters into our movement and to urge them to joining us in the fight for real change in this country."

Biden tweeted, "Pete Buttigieg ran a historic, trail-blazing campaign based on courage, compassion, and honesty. We will be a better country for his continued service. This is just the beginning of his time on the national stage."

Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg tweeted, "[Buttigieg] ran a strong campaign that inspired audiences and made history. His dedication to serving our nation - as a mayor and veteran - reflected a love of country I deeply admire. Our party is stronger and our nation is better because of his run."

Klobuchar tweeted: "Pete Buttigieg has run an inspiring and historic campaign. I have so much respect for you ... and know there are great things ahead. And both John and I are big fans of Chasten!"
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Sterngard Friegen wrote:
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Mayor Pete should be President Biden's Chief of Staff.
I envisioned Pete as Biden's running mate. That would be a good way to get him familiar with national politics.
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ZekeB wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:44 am
Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:47 pm
Mayor Pete should be President Biden's Chief of Staff.
I envisioned Pete as Biden's running mate. That would be a good way to get him familiar with national politics.
Didn’t Pete have nearly double the delegates up until South Carolina? Shouldn’t it be the other way around?

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Didn't doesn't count anymore. Pete's no longer in the race. Biden isn't going to be running for anything in four years.
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I read “envisioned” as past tense. As in you wanted him to be Biden’s VP before he had dropped out.

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Politico
Inside the sudden end of Pete Buttigieg’s campaign

The former mayor concluded this weekend that his path had closed, before warning against Bernie Sanders' approach in his dropout speech. ...


But the campaign’s strategy — built, in part, on a sequential theory that one victory would drive the dynamic in the next — broke down under bizarre circumstances.

While Buttigieg finished first in the official delegate count in the Iowa caucuses, a result the Sanders campaign has challenged, long delays and errors reporting the votes out of Iowa robbed Buttigieg of a traditional victory tour, as well as the much-needed cash and national attention that comes with it. ...

“Even in a razor-close race in Iowa, if results had been reported definitely that night, Pete would’ve become a household name, and he probably could have won New Hampshire,” said a person close to the Buttigieg campaign. “The lack of results out of Iowa was a big problem because we didn’t get the level of the fundraising bounce we’d hoped for. We got some, but not enough.”

That drain on momentum put serious pressure on Buttigieg’s bank account, just as the contest widened to include 14 states on Super Tuesday. Buttigieg issued a plea to his supporters earlier this month to donate $13 million to help him through 2020’s biggest primary day. By this weekend, he’d brought in $8 million toward his goal, according to a person familiar with the total.

“He was a couple of bounces of the ball short from being right in the middle of this,” said David Axelrod, former President Barack Obama’s chief political strategist. “Iowa reports on time and he gets a bigger bounce out of there, or Amy Klobuchar doesn’t have the night of her life in that debate in New Hampshire and [Buttigieg] beats Sanders there, then we might be having a different conversation right now.”

Instead, “he ran out of runway,” Axelrod said.
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:P Although Devin Nunes has been hanging out in South Bend... maybe Nunes is switching parties and rallying with Biden tonight? :lol:
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@JoeBiden has a rally there tonight.

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Ah, so it's starting to look like Mayor Pete and Senator Amy are going to join Senator Joe's campaign.

Interesting. I still think Liz Warren would make the best president.
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