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Jingthing

Mayor Pete -- Is the USA ready for it's 2nd or 3rd gay president?

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The Chinese have a queer eye for Mayor Pete.

He keeps surging. 

It's way early, but still, wow.


 

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Why China’s LGBT community hopes Pete Buttigieg will become US president 

 

Pete Buttigieg, who launched his 2020 presidential campaign over the weekend, could become the first openly gay US president, and it seems even people in China are watching his campaign with a keen eye.

 

The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, announced his run for the White House at a rally on Sunday (14 April), setting out a liberal agenda and pledging to promote a “different story” to President Donald Trump’s divisive ‘Make America Great Again’ catchphrase.



The Democratic hopeful has seen support from across the US, but also among LGBT+ communities worldwide too, including China.

 

 

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2019/04/15/pete-buttigieg-china-us-presidential-election/

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Mayor Pete is now big enough to attract anti-gay hecklers that are literally following him around to his events. Watch how he deals with it. 

 

https://www.reuters.com/video/2019/04/17/buttigiegs-response-to-an-anti-gay-prote?videoId=539058617&feedType=VideoRSS&feedName=LatestVideosUK&videoChannel=117763

 

Mayor Pete's not at all secret weapon. His dogs!

https://heavy.com/news/2019/03/pete-buttigieg-dogs/

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He's one cool dude, that's for sure.  

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Here's his response to the US ambassador to Germany's remarks:

 

US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell last week accused the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and Democratic presidential hopeful of using the feud to further his presidential candidacy, saying it was "along the lines of Jussie Smollett."
When asked about Grennell's words during a CNN town hall Monday night, Buttigieg paused and parried.
"I'm not a master fisherman, but I know bait when I see it, and I'm not gonna take it," the mayor said to applause.
 
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Maybe in 2024 if he is still on the scene. Biden has this locked up now. Maybe he would make a good running mate but is being gay enough? I assume Biden has to pick a woman of color because that’s just how sad the dem party is. 

 

I agree he has some interesting things to say but no way he gets past Biden and Sanders. He comes off as a tad brighter than the other dems. 

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An inexperienced boy mayor of a crappy city who could barely perform his job functions there and whose only claim to anything is the fact that he is some dudes wife. How trendy.

 

I dont vote for folks based on where they insert their ships of love. Speaking for many oldsters, I dont vote for whippersnappers who presume to tell me how the world should be modified to meet their particular moral/political standards.

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40 minutes ago, Nyezhov said:

An inexperienced boy mayor of a crappy city who could barely perform his job functions there and whose only claim to anything is the fact that he is some dudes wife. How trendy.

 

I dont vote for folks based on where they insert their ships of love. Speaking for many oldsters, I dont vote for whippersnappers who presume to tell me how the world should be modified to meet their particular moral/political standards.

This is the gay forum, so I think you might want to watch what you say carefully.   His 'only claim to anything is the fact that he is some dudes wife" sounds pretty homophobic.    He is running for President, you might want to stick to reasonable posts about him and his behavior.  

 

You might want to check the posting guidelines for this forum.  

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Trouble.

 

Mayor Pete is polling at ZERO percent among African Americans in South Carolina. A democrat that can't resonate with African Americans will never be nominated.

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My experience is somewhat limited with the Black community, but there is a fair amount of religious overtones and a reasonably strong anti-gay sentiment.    Buttigeig comes across as a very white, very boy-next-door type of person.   He's going to have to make some real inroads with minorities.  

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Just watched Mayor Pete in Fox News town hall. He is clearly the most charismatic, intelligent, and articulate candidate. With the cultural polarization gripping the country, I am one who worries about his electability, and believe that beating Trump has to be the number one priority. However, after watching his Fox News town hall performance, I believe that he can go toe-to-toe with Trump, and in debates on policy could wipe the floor with Trump. I think that as the country becomes more exposed to him his ratings in the polls will begin to rise very rapidly. I believe that the black community may warm to him when they begin to compare him to other candidates. 

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I didn't see the Fox  Town Hall but I follow him on FB and Twitter.   There is no doubt that he could go toe-to-toe with pretty much anybody in a debate, but a gazelle is elegant, but still gets eaten by a lion.  

 

As far as the black community warming to him, they may, but his problem will be that the black community tends to be politically apathetic unless they are energized, and it's tricky getting them energized without turning off other groups.  

 

Regardless, he is one to watch.   Very impressive.  

 

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